ASLE News

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 2019 ASLE book awards in the areas of ecocriticism and environmental creative writing are now being accepted.  The call for graduate student paper submissions to be presented at the 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 State University in Detroit, Michigan, to Lauren Savoy, Jesse Oak ...

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 ...

ASLE Grant Winners 2018

Tova Fleming

We are thrilled to announce the ASLE grant recipients for 2018. Applicants applied to one of three categories: Community Grants, Translation Grants, and Subvention Grants.

Funding for ASLE grants come, in large part, from members and supporters like you. Donate today to support innovative research.

Update: All translation grant funds have now been awarded for 2018.  Read about the two new grants awarded below.

 

Community Grants: Connect Humanities-Based Research with Place-Based Environmental Organizations 

Africatown Youth Theater Production and Community Digital Archive

“This project argues that environmental ...

Graduate Student Summer Reading Group: Climate Justice in the Anthropocene

Tova Fleming
Attention all grad students! Join the ASLE summer reading groups on “Climate Justice in the Anthropocene.” Groups will meet twice over the summer via Google Hangout. This is a great opportunity to meet grad students from other institutions while discussing topics vital to the environmental humanities.   How it works: Groups of up to 10 students will meet twice during the summer via Google Hangouts, likely once in July and August. When exactly you meet will be determined by your own group’s availability. Groups will ...

Welcome to ASLE’s New International Co-Liasons

Tova Fleming

We are delighted to welcome three new International Co-Liaisons to ASLE, appointed by the Executive Council. Andrea Casals, Chia-ju Chang, and Lauren LaFauci will share this role, and bring a wealth of connections from various parts of the world to the duties of this position. ASLE thanks outgoing International Liaison George Handley for his service to our association and its members since 2012.

Professor Andrea Casals in an English teacher. She holds an MA in Human Settlements and Environment and a Doctor’s ...

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