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RFP for 2019 ASLE Community Grant

We are soliciting proposals for projects that will help build connections between the environmental humanities and place-based environmental organizations working outside the academy.

The ASLE Community Grant is open to ASLE members who engage in collaborative projects with community-based organizations that will help build connections between the environmental humanities and place-based nonprofit environmental community organizations, and enhance the use of Environmental Humanities research, teaching, and publications in local programs and activities. The grants are intended to enhance environmental humanities involvement in the ongoing work ...

International Conference on Ecology and Culture 2018: FSLE-India

Tova Fleming

ICEC 2018: FSLE-India’s Second International Annual Conference Report By Dr. Dilip Kumar Jaiswal

Located in a peninsular kind of geographical setting savored with spiritual vibes, Amritapuri, the countryside of Kollam, a small district in Kerala has witnessed a three days long intellectual discourse observing almost 250 participants from across the globe. It was FSLE-India’s Second International Annual Conference held on December 15-17, 2018 in collaboration with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Kollam themed Ecology and Cultural Cognizance: A Boulevard of Sustainable Amiability.

The chief guest of the event was the renowned ...

2019 Environmental Literature Institute at Phillips Exeter Academy

Tova Fleming

From Sunday, June 23 to Friday, June 28, 2019, Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire will host the fourth annual Exeter Environmental Literature Institute (ELI)—the only institute of its kind dedicated to the environmental humanities in secondary education. The week-long conference, offered in collaboration with ASLE, is designed to build and sustain a community of teachers working in the environmental humanities.

Environmental Literature Institute, 2018

ELI offers an opportunity for teachers to deepen their pedagogy in ways that will nurture the next generation ...

ASLE Grants: Translation Grant Call and New Award Cycle

After discussion and consideration on the difficulty of raising $12,000 per year to fund all three of our ASLE Grant Programs, the Executive Council has made the determination that ASLE will rotate the grants, giving only one each year in a three year cycle.

The funding levels have been changed as well, from $3,000 for Translation Grants, $4,000 for Subvention Grants, and $5,000 for Community Grants, to $5,000 for each type of grant.

The first grants awarded under this new cycle will be Translation Grants. ...

2019 Conference Call for Papers

The name of the conference was not drawn from any specific event, but from the long literary imagining of California as another world, as we hope the call for panels and papers have made clear. The title was intended to be metaphorical, and took on an unintended new meaning in light of the tragic November 2018 Camp Fire, which destroyed the town of Paradise CA. ASLE mourns for the loss of life, home and habitat in that fire, and will continue to take ...

Report on A Clockwork Green

Tova Fleming
Report on A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia in the Anthropocene, A Nearly Carbon-Neutral Virtual Symposium

By Christy Tidwell, Bridgitte Barclay, and Shannon Davies Mancus

This past summer, from June 14-30, the ecomedia working group hosted a digital conference sponsored by ASLE. A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia in the Anthropocene endeavored to be nearly carbon neutral and achieved this goal by hosting the symposium online in partnership with the University of California, Santa Barbara. A white paper put together by Ken Hiltner of UC Santa Barbara about the ...

Submissions Open for 2019 ASLE Book Awards

Tova Fleming

Submissions for the 2019 ASLE book awards in the areas of ecocriticism and environmental creative writing are now being accepted. Deadline to submit is January 7, 2019. The call for graduate student paper submissions, for papers to be presented at the 2019 conference, will follow this winter.

First given at 2007 Biennial Conference held at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the ASLE book and paper awards recognize excellence in the field. The most recent awards were presented at the 2017 conference held at Wayne ...

Report on the 2018 Environmental Literature Institute: A Space for Emergence

Tova Fleming

By Stephen Siperstein, Choate Rosemary Hall Academy; Jason BreMiller, Phillips Exeter Academy; and Mark C. Long, Keene State College

From June 24-29 at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH, the Environmental Literature Institute (ELI) held its third annual week-long professional development institute for secondary and higher education teachers. ELI provides a space for participants from around the country and from a range of contexts and backgrounds to join a growing Environmental Humanities education community and develop their own courses, curricula, and programs.

ELI 2018: ...

2019 Conference: Call for Panels Deadline September 4

The deadline for panel proposals has been extended to September 4, 2018 @11:59 pm EST THIRTEENTH ASLE BIENNIAL CONFERENCE PARADISE ON FIRE JUNE 26-30, 2019 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS DAVIS, CA

Our Call for Panels is open (new deadline Sept. 4, 2018), with a Call for Papers to follow this fall. Our Call for Workshops is also included in this document, and deadline for proposals is September 1, 2018. More details will be posted at our Biennial Conference pages as they develop.

 

CALL FOR PANELS

This year we are experimenting with a two-part submission process intended ...

American Literature Association Conference 2018: The ASLE Sessions

Tova Fleming

At the recent American Literature Association conference in San Francisco (May 2018), ASLE sponsored two sessions on the topic of “Future Earths,” focusing on American literary works that reimagine landscapes or ecologies of the future.

The first session, titled “Future Earths I: Future Past and Future Present,” was chaired by Megan Simpson of Penn State Altoona. In “Atomic Afrofuturism: The Cold War and Apocalyptic Ecologies,” Kristin George Bagdanov from U.C. Davis investigated the intersections of ecology, afrofuturism, and the Cold War through American poet ...

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