ASLE-UKI organises a biennial conference and a biennial postgraduate conference, taking place in alternate years.

This page provides information about our upcoming conferences as well as an archive of conference programmes from previous years. Several of the programmes before 2015 are missing. If you have a copy, please let us know!


‘Epochs, Ages, and Cycles: Time and the Environment’

The biennial ASLE-UKI Conference due to be held in 2021 will now take place in September 2022 and will be hosted by Northumbria University on the 6th to the 8th of September 2022. The theme is ‘Epochs, Ages, and Cycles: Time and the Environment’.

Past ASLE-UKI Conferences

2020. ‘Out of the Blue’ (Postgraduate Conference), A Virtual Conference organised by the University of Sheffield, 2-4 September. Plenary speaker: Pippa Marland.
2020 Conference Programme

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

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. Plenary Speakers: Brycchan Carey, Sharae Deckard, Anne Milne, Pablo Mukherjee.

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. Plenary Speakers: Timothy Morton, Kate Rigby, Rebecca Solnit.

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. (2006 Call for Papers)

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. Plenary Speakers: Jonathan Bate, SueEllen Campbell, Ros Coward, Leonard M. Scigaj, Louise Westling.
2000 Conference Programme

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.