Dominic Redfern, Burr Daisy, 2014. Video still

I am Phytoplankton, 2018. Kassandra Bossell

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

The 7th ASLEC-ANZ Biennial Conference – Call for Papers.

We are thrilled to announce ASLEC-ANZ 7th Biennial Conference will be hosted by University of New England, Armidale, February 13-15, 2019. The call for papers is now open. Please view our conference page for more details. 

ASLEC-ANZ (Australia and New Zealand)

The Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture is devoted:

  • To fostering scholarly and creative work that explores the relationship between human culture, natural history & global ecologies
  • To sharing information and ideas about how the arts and humanities are responding to global climate change and loss of bio-diversity
  • To encouraging discussion, publications and practices responding to environmental issues and natural history
  • Promoting the interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities

Our membership comprises writers, artists, cinematographers, and musicians as well as academics working in and across several areas of the ecological humanities, including ecocritical literary and cultural studies, environmental art, environmental history and the history of science, anthropology, ecophilosophy and cultural geography.

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), with more in the process of formation elsewhere.

ASLEC-ANZ welcomes your participation in the more-than-human world, in these and other events and in our organisation.

Join us

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.

Australian Environmental Humanities Hub

Looking for a wonderful source of news about events in the Environmental Humanities. We recommending visiting our friends at the AEH Hub

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Ocean Imaginaries

Curated by immediate past ASLEC-ANZ President Linda Williams and featuring works by ASLEC-ANZ members Debbie Symons, Dominic Redfern and Josh Wodak, this exhibition is part of Climarte’s Art + Climate = Change 2017. See the flyer or website for details.

Vol 6 (Summer 2016 / 2017)

Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology

Volume 6 of AJE, the peer-reviewed journal of ASLEC-ANZ, has just been published, featuring papers from the 2016 Global Ecologies – Local Impacts conference.

Contributors to AJE 6 include:

  • Boi Huyen Ngo on Agent Orange and Vietnamese Refugees in Australia
  • Pete Hay on Poetry as Investigative Pedagogy
  • Prudence Gibson on Green Man Iconography
  • Jane Lee Gleeson-White on Alexis Wright’s
    The Swan Book
  • Tom Doig on Climate Change, Cultural Journalism and Oral History
  • Iris Ralph on Australian Tongue and Ag-Gag Law

Plus, an interview with Scott Slovic and reviews of books from Cameron Muir, Vinciane Despret and Robert M. Thorson.

Click here to access the journal (you will need to log in or register if you are not already a user).

The ASLEC-ANZ Call for Papers for our upcoming conference at the University of New England is now open. CFP closes September 30, 2018 at 11.59pm AEST.