The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) invites proposals for its Sixth Biennial Conference, to be held 21-25 June 2005 at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Plenary speakers will include:
Ursula K. LeGuin
Robin Morris Collin
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Kathleen Dean Moore
Robert Michael Pyle
Taking as our theme "Being in the World, Living with the Land," we seek proposals for papers (15-minute presentation time), panels, roundtables, poster sessions, workshops, and other oral performances that pertain to relations of language, place, and culture. As always, we welcome interdisciplinary approaches and readings of environmentally-inflected creative nonfiction and poetry. Proposals are especially encouraged on (but not limited to) the following topics:
Literature of Working Landscapes (farms, ranches, forests, fisheries, etc.)
Coastal Literature/Literature of the Pacific Rim
Riparian/Mountain Nature and Nature Writing
Urban/Suburban Nature and Nature Writing
Class Issues and Considerations in Literature and Environment
Environmental-Justice Activism, Literature, and Ecocriticism
Environmental Issues and Literature of the Northwestern United States and Canada
Eco-utopias and Dystopias
The Rhetoric of Nature and Environment in Science, Law, Business, and other Discourses outside the Humanities
Send one-page proposals for papers, poster sessions, workshops, or roundtables by 1 February 2005 to Allison Wallace (contact information provided below).
Please include a title, your institutional affiliation, and contact information. Pre-formed panels and roundtables are acceptable and encouraged. Audio-visual requests must accompany the proposal. Electronic submissions accepted, but no attachments, please. Participation is limited to one presentation per person (but you may chair one session and present at another). All presenters must be ASLE members by the start of the conference.
For additional information on the conference location, theme, and field trips, as well as detailed submission instructions for papers, poster sessions, workshops, and roundtables, see the ASLE web site.
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