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 center joy, connection, and renewal, and to that end will feature a keynote address and workshop by author, professor, and long-time ASLE leader, Sarah Jaquette Ray. The 2022 ELI leadership team is Jason BreMiller, ELI Director and Exeter English Faculty Member, and Dr. Stephen Siperstein, ELI Assistant Director and Choate Rosemary Hall Faculty Member.

ELI offers an opportunity for teachers to deepen their pedagogy in ways that will nurture the next generation of environmentally attentive and literate students. The institute offers ideas and materials for participants to build courses and curricula as well as community-building opportunities to foster ongoing professional development.

To learn more, or to register for the conference, please visit the ELI web site. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jason BreMiller, Director, [email protected], 845-705-4453.