Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (UK and Ireland)

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.

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ASLE-UKI 2021 Book Prize

Deadline for Nominations 31 January 2021

We are pleased to announce the inauguration of the biennial ASLE-UKI book prizes. There will be two categories.

  1. the best academic monograph in ecocriticism and the environmental humanities published at any time in 2019 or 2020 (please note this does not include edited collections).
  2. the best work of creative writing in any form or genre with an ecological theme published at any time in 2019 or 2020.

The initial long list will be drawn up from nominations received from members of ASLE-UKI, our international affiliates or from publishers. Members are welcome to nominate their own books.

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