Call for Pitches: Zoom In (A Teaching Series for ASLE)

Christy Tidwell

Call for Pitches: Zoom In (A Teaching Series for ASLE)

ASLE is an organization full of brilliant teachers as well as scholars, and we have much we can learn from each other. ASLE members are invited to contribute to a series of teaching posts for the ASLE website in which they explore the pedagogical possibilities of a text by focusing on one detail at a time. Each post will put a handful of teachers in conversation with each other about the same text, giving ...

Call for Submissions: ASLE Spotlight 2022

In continuing to foster opportunities for our members and community to gather digitally after our first Spotlight Series and our first virtual biennial conference in 2021, ASLE is continuing the Spotlight Series in 2022. The series will be offered both in live video format with audience, and in a recorded format for viewing and listening afterward, will launch in Spring 2022, and continue monthly. We presently anticipate four Spotlight episodes.

As in 2021 (View the 2021 Spotlight Episodes for reference), each event will feature ...

New Collaborative Initiative: Planet Now! / Planeta herido: una conversación

Bridgitte Barclay


The Center for Environmental Studies at Rice University, Houston-based Literal Publishing, and Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) are happy to announce a new collaboration initiative, Planet Now! / Planeta herido: una conversación.  The project seeks to foster collaboration and public dialogue about environmental issues and promote equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in just environmental practices. The first offering from Planet Now! / Planeta herido: una conversación is an interview between Gisela Heffes and Argentinian writer Samanta Schweblin, author of ...

ASLE 2022 Symposium CFP: Watersheds


2022 ASLE Symposium June 24-26, 2022 University of Delaware

Call for Proposals

In hydrographic terms, watersheds are stretches of land that divide bodies of water from others. As the vast Chesapeake Bay watershed makes clear – draining the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia – watersheds congregate and build; obviate political boundaries; blur lines between the terrestrial and aquatic, fresh and salt; seep and produce; teem and transform. Temporality in the watershed is also messy: times sink, sediment, and circulate as the ...

Request for Proposals: ASLE 2022 Symposia

Request for Proposals: ASLE 2022 Symposia

ASLE seeks proposals to organize and host smaller symposia in 2022, which could take the form of either a virtual conference, similar to those we held in 2018 and 2020, or a small in-person regional symposium at your campus. We envision an event that will complement the in-person gathering planned for June 24-26, 2022 at the University of Delaware, which will center on the theme of “Watersheds”.  We are open to any thematic ideas that will encompass current ...

2021 ASLE Graduate Student Paper Award Winners

Congratulations to the three applicants whose scholarship presented at the 2021 ASLE Virtual Conference, “EmergencE/Y”, were chosen for the ASLE Graduate Student Paper Award.  This year’s field was especially deep, with more than 80 submissions for the judges to evaluate. Here is a bit more about the winners and their work.

Tori Bush, Louisiana State University “Eco-Orientalism: Constructing Climate Migration on Isle de Jean Charles” In 2016, $48 million federal tax dollars were allocated to move the entire indigenous community of the Isle de Jean Charles ...

Member Opportunities: Elected and Appointed Positions

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) is a nonprofit with a dynamic membership and one ongoing part-time professional staff member. ASLE thrives because of the commitment of its members to carrying out our work. ASLE invites our members to sustain vital work and to shape our future through an elected or appointed position.

The next several years involve implementing a new strategic plan, while also responding creatively and flexibly to the ongoing duress imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

2021 ASLE Grant Awardees Announced

ASLE is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 ASLE Grants. Our five awardees include three subvention awards and two translation awards.  Read more about their projects and plans below.

Subvention Grants The World according to Maya Bees

The documentary film The World according to Maya Bees is based on the research led by Kata Beilin and Sainath Suryanarayanan and published in ACME in 2020  under the title Milpa Melipona Maya; Mayan Interspecies Alliances Facing Agribiotechnology in Yucatan. It tells the story of the ...

ASLE Signs Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism in American History

ASLE is one of 133 organizations that has signed on to this Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism in American History (June 2021).

The American Association of University Professors, the American Historical Association, the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and PEN America have authored a joint statement stating their “firm opposition” to legislation, introduced in at least 20 states, that would restrict the discussion of “divisive concepts” in public education institutions. It is not possible to address divisions that exist, ...

ASLE Spotlight Series: View Recorded Sessions

We are excited to announce the lineups for our new ASLE Spotlight series launching this spring. Each of the four episodes features moderated conversations with ASLE members who have produced new critical and creative work in the environmental humanities. Episodes follow a theme, and highlight publicly engaged scholarship. If you cannot attend the live online events, they are being recorded.

A Recording of Episode 1 is below   Human/Non-Human Relations Transcript (PDF) A Recording of Episode 2 is below  Water Works Transcript (PDF)


A Recording of Episode 3 ...

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