CFP: Study of Literature and Environment Conference
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.
The ASLE seek proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, and other public presentations connecting language, nature, and culture. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome; 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. Deadline for Proposals: November 15, 2008. For more information, see http://asle.uvic.ca.