ASLE News

ASLE Graduate Student Workshop: Public Humanities

May 19, 2022 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) Via Zoom

Please join us virtually for the first of three professional development workshops for ASLE graduate students in 2022. Our first installment will focus on Public Humanities.

Graduate students will hear from other graduate students and early-career faculty about the challenges and rewards of developing such projects, funding opportunities, and suggestions for creating public humanities projects.

Moderated by Lisa Fink, ASLE Senior Graduate Student Liaison.

Register Now Featured Guests/Projects: April Anson, Cassie Galantine, Shane Hall, Alexander Menrisky, & ...

Watersheds: ASLE 2022 Symposium Registration Open

2022 ASLE Symposium June 24-26, 2022 University of Delaware, Newark DE Register Now

Conference Website

Conference email: [email protected]

Keynote Speakers:

Dennis J. Coker

Kazim Ali (virtual keynote) currently a Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. His newest books are a volume of three long poems entitled The Voice of Sheila Chandra and a memoir of his Canadian childhood, Northern Light.

Dennis J. Coker is Principal Chief of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware

Hillary Eklund is an Associate Professor of English at Loyola University, and author of Literature and Moral Economy in ...

Fire and Water Symposium in Kelowna

Poster art: “Sacred Water” by Coralee Miller

Fire and Water: Creative and Critical Perspectives from the Okanagan Watershed and Beyond

Friday, 13 May, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Woodhaven Eco-Culture Centre, Kelowna

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“Fire and Water” is a free one-day symposium of workshops, storytelling, talks, performances, and other forms of sharing creative and critical perspectives on water ecologies and fire practices in the Okanagan watershed and beyond. This event will take place on site at the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre on Syilx territory, primarily outdoors ...

ASLE Statement on the War in Ukraine

ASLE opposes the illegal and immoral invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Ukraine is a sovereign state with a distinct history, language, and culture. Russia has no right to colonize Ukraine. We stand against imperial wars and the social and environmental destruction that they wreak. We call on our academic colleagues to condemn this war and the fossil fuel infrastructure that supports it. We support the people of Ukraine in their resistance and look forward to the day when Ukrainians live again in peace.

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Environmental Literature Institute 2022

ELI poetic fieldwork at the Exeter River with 2019 keynote Alison Hawthorne Deming

From Sunday, June 19 to Friday, June 24, 2022, the annual Environmental Literature Institute (ELI) will take place at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. ELI is 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 interested in the environmental humanities.

This summer, after a two-year pandemic hiatus, ELI will ...

ASLE Spotlight 2022 Lineup and Registration

We are delighted to announce the themes and participants in our 2022 ASLE Spotlight series.

Each of our four ASLE Spotlight episodes will feature 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. They will be recorded for later viewing.

Registration is required for the live episodes, and space is limited. Priority will be given to ASLE members, but all are welcome to sign up and will be ...

ASLE Seeks Sustainability Officer and Professional Liaison Coordinator

As part of implementing an updated Strategic Plan, ASLE has created a new appointed position in our leadership, a Sustainability Officer. We are also seeking a Professional Liaison Coordinator to succeed Heather Sullivan (thank you Heather)!

Both of these positions will begin immediately upon appointment. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2022.

If you are a member and would like to serve ASLE in one of these volunteer positions, please send a letter of application and a CV or resume, via email as ...

ASLE 2022 Subvention and Translation Grants Call

We are delighted to announce another round of grants is available in 2022!

Subvention/Translation Grants Submission Instructions

ASLE is providing up to FIVE grants total this year to support EITHER subvention grants for innovative projects in ecocriticism and environmental humanities such as art installations, documentary film projects, digital humanities web projects, and book or article publication; OR translation grants funding a translation into English, or from English into other languages, of relevant ecocritical or environmental humanities work that has been previously published.

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ASLE Welcomes Newly Elected Officers

ASLE is grateful to have so many engaged members who volunteer their time to help run our organization. Our most recent elections took place in November, and we are delighted to announce these new officers joining our leadership team:

Gisela Heffes, Rice University, and George Handley, Brigham Young University, Co-Presidents Scott Hess, Earlham College, Executive Council Conference Chair Seat Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Washington, Executive Council Regional Collaboratories Seat Cassie Galentine, University of Oregon, Graduate Student Liaison (GSL)

Our new Co-Presidents have composed a message in both ...

Call for Submissions: 2022 ASLE Book Awards

ASLE Book Awards Call 2022 (PDF)

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) will bestow its eighth biennial book awards in 2022, after a postponement of the 2021 conference and awards due to the pandemic. The awards include a prize of $500. The awards will be presented virtually at a date TBA.

The Book Awards will be presented in two categories:

the best book-length work of scholarly ecocriticism published in 2019, 2020, or 2021. the best book-length work of creative writing (any genre) with an ...

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