ASLE-UKI Conferences and Events

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‘Out of the Blue’

The biennial ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Conference 2020 will be hosted by the University of Sheffield from the 2nd-4th of September 2020 and will be online this year. The theme is ‘Out of the Blue’. Proposals are invited for presentations and panels from postgraduate and early-career researchers working in the field of environmental humanities and related areas.

Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2020

Download the full ASLE-UKI 2020 CFP here


The biennial ASLE-UKI Conference 2021 will take place at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, from the 1st-3rd of September 2021. The conference theme will be ‘Epochs, Ages, and Cycles: Time and the Environment’. A call for papers will be issued in Spring 2020.

Past ASLE-UKI Conferences

2019. ‘Co-emergence, Co-creation, Co-existence’. University of Plymouth, 4-6 September. Plenary speakers: Greg Garrard, David Higgins, Adeline Johns-Putra, Harriet Tarlo, Judith Tucker.
2019 Conference Programme

2018. ‘A Place on the Edge?’ (Postgraduate Conference, in association with Orkney Science Week), University of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney, 5-7 September. Plenary speakers: David Borthwick, Gareth Davies, Rachel Dowse, Alec Finlay, Laura Watts.
2018 Conference Programme
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2017. ‘Cross, Multi, Inter, Trans’ (with Land2). Sheffield Hallam University, 6-8 September. Plenary speakers: Ine Gevers, Kevin Hutchings, Jonathan Skinner.
2017 Conference Programme

2016. ‘A Change of (S)cene: Reviewing our Place in a New Geo.logical Epoch’ (Postgraduate Conference) University of Lincoln, 31 August – 2 September. Plenary speakers: Duncan French, Adeline Johns-Putra, Kate Rigby.
2016 Conference Programme

2015. ‘Green Knowledge’, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, 2-4 September. Plenary speakers: Roger Harrabin, Ursula Heise, Ann Fisher Wirth, Louise Westling.
2015 Conference Programme

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. Plenary speakers: Mike Hulme, Sheila Jasanoff, Catriona Sandilands.
2013 Conference Programme

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.

2007: ‘Modern Environments: Contemporary Readings in Green Studies’ (Inaugural Graduate Conference of ASLE-UK) University of Glasgow, 7-8 September. Plenary Speakers: Greg Garrard, Lee Rozelle, Richard Kerridge.
2007 Conference Programme

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.