ASLE-UKI Online Seminar Series.

ASLE-UKI starting running regular online seminars in February 2021 as a response to the global pandemic. These have been very popular and we intend to continue running them into the future. 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, or for any other queries, please contact the seminar series coordinator, Dr Todd Borlik.

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
March 2022

Postgraduate Session

Convenor: ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Reps
Date and Time: March 2022,TBA
How to Take Part: TBA


  • The session will showcase new research from postgraduate members of ASLE-UKI. Full details to be provided shortly.

Registration is free but please register in advance.

Future Seminars

Creative and Critical Practice
Convenor: Richard Kerridge
Confirmed Speakers:
Date: TBC

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

If you would be interested in organising an ASLE-UKI Online Seminar, please contact the seminar series coordinator, Dr Todd Borlik.

Previous Seminars

Farming, Literature, and Environment (18 November 2021)

An afternoon of talks on framing, rewilding, and writing, convened by Pippa Marland with contributions from Ewan Allinson, Terry Gifford, Patrick Laurie, Lynn Cassells, and Sophie Yeo.

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).