Association for Study of Literature and Environment Conference
June 3rd – 7th 2003
THE SOLID EARTH! THE ACTUAL WORLD!: SEA-CITY-POND-GARDEN:
The Fifth Biennial Conference of the Association for Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Taking as its theme a phrase from Henry Thoreau’s “Ktaadn” (“the solid earth! the actual world!”) this year’s conference seeks to explore relations of language and place. As always, interdisciplinary approaches and readings will be the focus, with topics including: Coastal Literature/Literature of the Sea, Urban/Suburban Nature and Nature Writing, Environmental Justice, Activism, Literature, and Ecocriticism, The Emersonian/Thoreauvian/Transcendentalist Influences on Nature Writing, Literature of the Park and Garden/Landscapes with Figures, Environmental Issues of the Northeastern United States, The Place of Science in Ecocriticism/of Ecocriticism in Environmental Studies, and more. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.asle.umn.edu/. (Register by April 30th)
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