[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.


> 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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