Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), also known as ASLE-USA, is the principal professional association for American and international scholars of ecocriticism and environmental humanities. It was founded in 1992 at a special session of the Western Literature Association conference in Reno, Nevada for the purpose of "sharing of facts, ideas, and texts concerning the study of literature and the environment."
|Formation||9 October 1992|
Michael P. Branch & others
|Founded at||Reno, Nevada,|
|Headquarters||Keene, New Hampshire,|
|Amy M. McIntyre (2004-present)|
|Publication||Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE)|
The association hosts a biennial conference since 1995, alternating with symposia in non-conference years. Its journal is Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE), a quarterly published by Oxford University Press, in which the most current scholarship in the rapidly evolving field of environmental humanities can often be found.
ASLE Presidents, Conferences and SymposiaEdit
|Scott Slovic||1993-94||University of Tokyo|
|Cheryll Glotfelty||University of Nevada, Reno|
(9-11 June 1995)
|-||Colorado State University|
|3||Michael P. Branch||1995-96||I
(13-17 August 1996)
|Japanese and American Environmental Literature||University of Hawaii|
|4||John Tallmadge||1997||Union Institute & University, Cincinnati||II
|-||The Last Best Place||University of Montana|
|5||Louise Westling||1998||University of Oregon||-||-||-||-|
|6||Walter Isle||1999||Rice University||III
(2-5 June )
|-||What to Make of a diminished thing: Restoration, Preservation, Conservation||Western Michigan University|
|7||SueEllen Campbell||2000||Colorado State University||-||II
|Food and Farming in American Life and Letters||Unity College (Maine)|
|8||Randall Roorda||2001||University of Kentucky||-||III
|Desert Crossings||Big Bend National Park|
|-||Making a Start Out of Particulars|
|Northern Arizona University|
(24-27 October )
|“Coming Nearer the Ground”: An ASLE Symposium on the South||University of Mississippi|
|9||Terrell F. Dixon||2002||University of Houston||-|
|-||The Solid Earth! The Actual World!: Sea–City–Pond–Garden||Boston University|
|11||John Elder||2004||Middlebury College||-||V
|Nature and Culture in the Northern Forest||The Highland Center, Crawford Notch, New Hampshire|
(23-25 September )
|Globalization and the Environmental Justice Movement||University of Arizona, Tucson|
|12||Allison Wallace||2005||Honors College, University of Central Arkansas||VI
|-||Being in the World, Living With the Land||University of Oregon|
|13||Ann Fisher-Wirth||2006||University of Mississippi||-||VII
(2-4 June )
|Maine’s Place in the Environmental Imagination||University of Maine at Farmington|
|14||Karla Armbruster||2007||Webster University||VII
|-||Confluence: literature,art, criticism, science, activism, politics.||Wofford College|
|15||Rochelle Johnson||2008||College of Idaho||-|
|16||Daniel J. Philippon||2009||University of Minnesota||VIII
|-||Island Time: The Fate of Place in a Wired, Warming World||University of Victoria|
|The Third Annual Rural Heritage Institute: Is Local Enough? Promises and Limits of Local Action||Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, Vermont|
|18||Ursula Heise||2011||Stanford University||IX
|-||Species, Space and the Imagination of the Global||Indiana University, Bloomington|
|19||Joni Adamson||2012||Arizona State University||-||IX
|Environment, Culture & Place in a Rapidly Changing North||University of Alaska Southeast|
|20||Paul Outka||2013||University of Kansas||X
( 28 May – 1 June)
|-||Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits||University of Kansas|
|21||Mark C. Long||2014||Keene State College||-|
|22||Catriona Sandilands||2015||York University||XI
|-||Notes From Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture and Justice||University of Idaho|
|23||Christoph Irmscher||2016-17||Indiana University, Bloomington||XI
(7-9 June 2016)
|Sharp Eyes IX: Local, Regional, Global: The Many Faces of Nature Writing||State University of New York College at Oneonta|
(8-11 June 2016)
|The Heart Of The Gila: Wilderness And Water In The West||Western New Mexico University|
(21-22 Oct 2016)
|Toxic Borders And Bondages: Intersecting Ecology With Capitalism, Racism, Heteropatriarchy And (Dis)Possession (Graduate Symposium)||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|Anthony Lioi||Juilliard School|
(20-24 June 2017)
|Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery||Wayne State University|
|24||Stacy Alaimo||Jan 2018
- Dec 2019
|University of Texas at Arlington (2010-March 2019)
University of Oregon (September 2019-)
(14-30 June 2018)
|A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia In The Anthropocene||A Nearly Carbon Neutral Virtual Symposium.
Co-Sponsored with the University of California, Santa Barbara
(26-30 June 2019)
|Paradise on Fire||University of California, Davis|
|Arizona State University|
|25||Laura Barbas-Rhoden||2020||Wofford College|
|Bethany Wiggin||University of Pennsylvania|
|-||Oregon Convention Center|
- "Association for the Study of Literature and Environment". GuideStar.
- "Affiliated Organizations". April 2016. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
- "ASLE around the World". April 2016. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
- Dobie, Ann B. (2011). Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism. Cengage Learning. p. 241. ISBN 978-0-49590-233-1.
- "Vision & History". ASLE Home Page. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
- "ASLE Bylaws" (PDF). ASLE Home Page. April 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
- "ASLE VISION & HISTORY". 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
- "Archive". ASLE Archive. 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
- "Archive". ASLE Archive. 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
- "Leadership & Staff". ASLE. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
- "Biennial Conference". ASLE. 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2018.