The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) held its 111th annual conference at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California, in early November, 2013. In my role as ASLE's liaison to PAMLA, I had the pleasure of organizing two ASLE-sponsored Ecocriticism panels.
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) convened in Atlanta, Georgia from November 8-10, where the ASLE-sponsored session met to discuss "Southern Wilds and Unnatural Disasters." The ASLE panel convened to investigate how the literary representation of disaster exposes the eco-cultural history of environmental catastrophe.
The Western Literature Association (WLA) hosted two well-attended and well- received ASLE-sponsored panels at their 48th annual conference in Berkeley, CA, in October. In keeping with the spirit of the conference theme, "Califia: The West Calling the World," each panel focused either on subjects related to California agriculture, agriculture and globalization, or both.
Member Ufuk Özdağ of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, recently published her Turkish translation of Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac (Bir Kum Yöresi Almanağı).