[ilds] CFP: 2009 ASLE Conference (Victoria, BC 6/3/09-6/6/09)

James Gifford odos.fanourios at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 09:11:45 PDT 2008


Hello all,

This conference's theme, "Island Time: The Fate of Place," seems like a 
sure match for issues of interest to Durrellians!  Many may remember 
Victoria as the site of the 2006 OMG.  I've read through their website 
and will likely pitch something myself.

Best,
James

> 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



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