The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (UK and Ireland) was founded in 1998. Our aim is to represent and support scholars and writers, in the Atlantic archipelago and beyond, interested in the environment and its expression in the cultural imagination. We provide a forum for ‘environmental criticism’ and ‘ecocriticism’, that is, the study of the intricate relationships between human and nonhuman environments, broadly construed. We are motivated by a commitment to ecologically sound practices and politics, but, above all, we seek to foster a spirit of open dialogue and intellectual curiosity about how ‘nature’ and ‘environment’ exist in our discursive lives.
Public Lecture Competition Winner Announced
Congratulations to Hugh Dunkerley, winner of the 2016 INSPIRE Lecture on Literature and Sustainability. Hugh will deliver his lecture at the Hay Festival on 2 June 2016.