Call for ISLE Associate Book Review Editor

Update: Deadline Extended to April 30, 2018

ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. ISLE seeks to explore the relation between human beings and the natural world, and publishes articles from literary scholars, environmental historians, specialists in the visual and performing arts, environmental philosophers, geographers, economists, ecologists, and scholars in other fields relevant to the environmental humanities. The journal also publishes poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction and book reviews pertinent to its thematic focus.

For more than 25 years, ISLE has been the leading journal in the field of ecocriticism. It became a quarterly journal in 2009, published in conjunction with Oxford University Press, and continues to grow and evolve. The journal is seeking a new Associate Book Review Editor to begin in July 2018.

The Associate Book Review Editor will work with Book Review Editor Tom Hillard for a training period of 3-6 months and then will become the new Book Review Editor. The Associate Book Review Editor should be a member of ASLE. The appointed person will serve for two years, renewable upon review.  Because of the logistics of mailing, etc., the BRE will need to be based in North America.  Applicants must have completed their PhD to be considered.

Workload is approximately 10 hours per month. There may be weeks when no ISLE work is necessary and other weeks when more is required. Responsibilities include:

1. Recommending new or forthcoming books to be reviewed and reviewers for books received.
2. Contacting potential book reviewers.
3. Shadowing the Book Review Editor’s communication process with review authors.
4. Proofreading review manuscripts and page proofs before accepted manuscripts appear on advance access.

To apply, please submit a CV and 1- to 2-page letter to [email protected] by April 30, 2018, stating the reasons you wish to serve as an Associate Book Review Editor and the editorial philosophy for book-review editing you would bring to ISLE.