Shelley Simpson, Copper SEM, 2022, risograph print

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

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 & Culture

Australia & New Zealand (ASLEC-ANZ)

Our membership comprises writers, artists, cinematographers, and musicians working inside and outside the university, as well as academics working in and across several areas of the ecological humanities, including ecocritical literary and cultural studies, environmental arts, environmental history, science and technology studies, anthropology, queer, feminist and anti-colonial theory, ecophilosophy and cultural geography.

At the start of 2022 we began a collective process to decolonise the organisation.

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), with more in the process of formation elsewhere.

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

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

Latest tweets

We're delighted to announce the CFP and confirmed speakers for our #Asleuki2023 Biennial Conference on #Transitions in Liverpool next year.
Submissions open!
Excited to announce our 2023–24 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗵𝗮𝘂𝘀 𝗙𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝘀! We look forward to welcoming everyone here at the RCC!

See here for more details:

#envhum #envhist
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The first international environmental humanities conference in Africa, which takes place at @uniosune, is asking for papers.
The deadline for abstracts is the 15 November 2022.

You can find all the relevant information on our website:

#envhum #cfp
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