The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) invites proposals for its Eighth Biennial Conference, to be held June 3-6, 2009, at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada, on the theme of "Island Time: The Fate of Place in a Wired, Warming World." The conference features plenary sessions with Andrew Revkin, environment reporter for "The New York Times"; Richard Primack, editor-in-chief of "Biological Conservation"; Ruth Ozeki, author of "My Year of Meats," and many other speakers.
We seek proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, and other public presentations connecting language, nature, and culture. As always, we welcome interdisciplinary approaches; readings of environmentally inflected fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; and proposals from outside the academic humanities, including submissions from artists, writers, practitioners, activists, and colleagues in the social and natural sciences.
For more information, including the complete Call for Proposals, as well as information on pre-conference workshops and seminars, field sessions, presentation formats, submission guidelines, biographies of plenary speakers, graduate student travel awards, and book and graduate student paper awards, see http://asle.uvic.ca/
Deadline for Proposals: November 15, 2008
Associate Professor of English
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
207 Lind Hall
207 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Fax: 612.624.8228 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://asle.uvic.ca/
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