Dominic Redfern, Burr Daisy, 2014. Video still

I am Phytoplankton, 2018. Kassandra Bossell

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


Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture, Australia – New Zealand

ASLEC-ANZ is devoted to:

  • Fostering scholarly and creative work that explores the relationship between human culture, natural history and global ecologies;
  • Sharing information and ideas about how the arts and humanities are responding to global climate change and loss of biodiversity;
  • Encouraging discussion, publications and practices responding to environmental issues and natural history; and
  • 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.

Latest tweets

"What is the nature of text – and how do we define where it begins and where it ends?"

Australia's Triennial Literary Studies Convention returns in 2021 with the theme "Texts and their Limits".

Proposals due 27 January.

@ASAustLit #austlit #envlit #CFP

new @ASLE_EcoCast episode now live, feat. @drkj and some adventurous tales

listen up, let us know what you think, and tell us what you want to hear in future!

#environmentalhumanities #envhum #ecocriticism @ASLE_US @aslecanz @easlce

Papers are invited for “Wet feet? Flooding, resilience and the climate crisis”, an online conference on 19 May 2021, which I’m co-organising with Juliet De Little. Abstracts due 15 Jan: (RTs much appreciated!) @bsls @asleuki @ShefAnimals #LitSci #EnvHum

We're thinking about starting a monthly short story reading group. What are you favourite short stories about the environment, animals, or related themes from any era (incl. stories in translation)?

@easlce @asleuki @ASLE_US @PgcSheffield @ShefAnimals @LeedsEnvHums @CarsonCenter

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.

To keep up with the latest ASLEC-ANZ news please follow us on Twitter (@aslecanz) or join our Facebook group.

Australian Environmental Humanities Hub

Looking for another wonderful source of news about events in the Environmental Humanities? We recommend visiting our friends at the AEH Hub