Starting in 2021, ASLE-UKI organises a regular online seminar series.

This page provides information about our upcoming seminars as well as an archive of previous seminar topics. Seminars are normally held in January, March, May, and November and are open to all, although advance registration is usually required.

We welcome ideas for future seminars. If you would be interested in organising a seminar, please get in touch.

Seminars are free to attend, but there are some costs involved in their organisation. If you enjoyed the seminar, please do consider making a small donation to help cover our costs.

Next Seminar
October 2021

Creative/Critical Practice

Convenors: Richard Kerridge (Bath Spa University)
Date and Time: TBC
How to Take Part: TBC

The fourth ASLE-UKI Online Seminar offers talks on creative and critical practice. More information to follow shortly.

Registration is free but please register in advance. Registration details will be posted shortly.

Future Seminars

Farming, Literature, and Environment
Convenor: Pippa Marland
Confirmed Speakers: Panel 1 on ‘Rewilding, wilding, and the new georgic’ with Ewan Allinson, Terry Gifford, and Pippa Marland; Panel 2 on ‘Farming and writing/ writing and farming in the 21st century’ with Patrick Laurie (farmer and author of Native) and Lynn Cassells (crofter and co-author of a book about Lynbreck Croft forthcoming with Chelsea Green). Interlocutor: Sophie Yeo (editor of the Inkcap Journal). This event is supported by funding from the Leverhulme Trust.
Date: Thursday 18 November 2021, 2.30-5.00 pm

The Eighteenth-Century Environment
Convenor: Brycchan Carey
Confirmed Speakers:
Date: January 2022

Postgraduate Seminar
Convenors: ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Reps
Confirmed Speakers:
Date: March 2022

May, and November 2022 have yet to be confirmed. Please let us know if you would be interested in organising one of these seminars.

Previous Seminars

Early Modern Ecologies: Green Heritage (19 June 2021)

An afternoon of talks on ecocritical approaches to Shakespeare, Spencer, Milton, and others, convened by Todd Borlik and Rosie Paice with contributions from Claire Eager, Bonnie Lander Johnson, Jennifer Munroe, and Rosie Paice.

Blue Extinction: Biodiversity Loss in Aquatic Environments (27 May 2021)

A day of talks convened by Vera Fibisan at the University of Sheffield. Participants: Killian Quigley (The University of Sydney), Tom Bristow (James Cook University), Maria Beger (University of Leeds), Steve Mentz (St. John’s University), Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger), Dr Tom Webb (The University of Sheffield).

‘In Vitro Meat: Ethics and Culture’ (1 February 2021)

An afternoon of talks convened by the Sheffield Animal Research Centre (ShARC). Participants: Joshua Bulleid (Monash University), Nora Castle (University of Warwick), Josh Milburn (University of Sheffield), John Miller (University of Sheffield), Alexandra Sexton (University of Sheffield), Neil Stephens (Brunel University London).