One of the 2020 ASLE Subvention Grant projects is well underway to completion. This grant provides funding to support new reference entries on authors who have been underrepresented in blue ecocriticism at the Searchable Sea Literature site, notably female authors of the twentieth and twenty-first century, especially those that are Black, Indigenous, Asian, or Latinx. Searchable Sea Literature is an open access internet resource providing peer-reviewed biographies of North American Anglophone maritime authors, hundreds of individually searchable links to electronic texts of maritime prose by these writers, and a cross-searchable Google bookshelf of maritime literature.
Three of the five entries are published, with two more to come. You can see the new entries on Toni Morrison, Sylvia Earle, and Dava Sobel in the “What’s New” box to the right on the home page:
Read more about this project in our ASLE News article announcing the grants: https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/asle-2020-grant-recipients-announced/