ASLE-UKI (and affiliate) Conferences and Events

This page provides information about ASLE-UKI (and affiliate) events.

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The University of Plymouth is delighted to be hosting the 2019 Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland. Confirmed Plenary Speakers are Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia); David Higgins (University of Leeds); Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey) and Harriet Tarlo (Sheffield Hallam University)

Full details on submitting your proposals can be found HERE.


We are keen to encourage  ASLE-UKI panels at ecocritical and mainstream conferences. If you are an ASLE-UKI member planning to attend a relevant conference and would like to convene such a panel,  please contact us at, as we may be able to offer a small bursary to support costs.

Past ASLE-UKI Conferences

2018, ‘A Place on the Edge?’ (Postgraduate Conference, in association with Orkney Science Week), Orkney, 5-7 September.

2017, ‘Cross, Multi, Inter, Trans’ (with Land2), Sheffield Hallam University, 6-8 September.

2016, ‘A Change of (S)cene: Reviewing our Place in a New Geological Epoch’ (Postgraduate Conference) University of Lincoln, 31 August – 2 September.

2015, ‘Green Knowledge’, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, 2-4 September.

2014, ‘Locating Ecocriticism: Systems, Methodologies, Contexts’ (Postgraduate Conference) University College Dublin, 30-31 July.

2013, ‘Ecological Encounters: Agency, Identity, Interactions’, University of Surrey, 29-31 August.

2012, ‘Composting Culture’, University of Worcester, 5-8 September.

2010, ‘Environmental Change – Cultural Change’, University of Bath, 1-4 September.

2008, ‘Activism, Apocalypse, and the Avant Garde’, University of Edinburgh, 10-13 July.

2006, ‘Discordant Harmonies: Ecocriticism in the 21st Century’, University of Lincoln, 8-10 September.

2004, ‘Cross-Fertilisations: Literature, Science and Nature’, University College Chichester, 16-18 July.

2002, ‘Creativity, Culture and Environment’, University of Leeds, 6-8 September.

2000, ‘Writing the Environment’, University of East London, 6-8 September.

Past ASLE-UKI Symposia

2014, ‘Haunted Landscapes: Nature, Super-Nature and the Environment’, One Day Symposium, Falmouth University, 8 March.

2013, ‘Literature and Sustainability’, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, 15 March.