Shelley Simpson, Copper SEM, 2022, risograph print
Keith Armstrong, Still from 'Common Thread', ISEA 2022

The Weathering Collective, Breakfast at Lake Madgwick (Community Event, 2020)

Dominic Redfern, The Beach at Skara Brae, 2017 Video Inst.

I am Phytoplankton, 2018. Kassandra Bossell


ASLEC-ANZ is collaborating with the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) on the 2023 conference “Recentring the Region” July 4-7 at RMIT

For details go to the conference website:

ASLEC-ANZ is the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment & Culture Australia & New Zealand 

Our membership comprises writers, artists, cinematographers, and musicians and academics working across disciplines the environmental arts and humanities, including literary and cultural studies, art history and theory, history, science and technology studies, anthropology, queer, feminist and anti-colonial theory, philosophy and cultural geography.

At the start of 2022 we began a collective process to decolonise the organisation. This is a slow process. So far it has manifested as a new editorial policy for the journal Swamphen and feedback on submissions to conference that include Indigenous content but are by non-Indigenous scholars to let them know of our commitment to decolonising our methods.

ASLEC-ANZ is devoted to:

  • Fostering scholarly and creative work that explores the relationship between human cultures, natural history and planetary ecologies;
  • Sharing information and ideas about how the arts and humanities are responding to the global environmental crisis;
  • Encouraging discussion, publications and practices responding to environmental issues and natural history from diverse creative, critical and cultural perspectives; and
  • Promoting the role of critical arts scholarship and creative practice in the interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities.

ASLEC-ANZ is affiliated with a worldwide network of similar associations, of which the first was founded in the USA in 1992 (, followed by Korea (ASLE-Korea), the UK & Ireland (ASLE UKI), Japan (ASLE), Europe (EASCLE), India (OSLE and ASLE) and Canada (ALECC).

ASLEC-ANZ welcomes your participation in our organisation. Join us.

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ASLEC-ANZ is a volunteer organisation that runs on the support of its members.

To become a member or renew your membership please, visit our Join Us page.

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