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.

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Please note that you must be an ASLEC-ANZ member to attend.

Not a member yet? It's easy to join, and there are reduced fees for students and those in casual employment.

Thanks to those who've registered for our postgrad/ECR workshop, taking place this Thurs 4 March, 1pm-2.30pm AEDT on Zoom.

There is still time to register, so please do so asap and we'll see you there!

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If you're an ECR with an interest in religion and ecology, be sure to check out this newly established reading group, with meetings taking place on Zoom at least once a month.

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Less than a week until our Future Directions in Environmental Humanities workshop!

If you're an ASLEC-ANZ postgrad or ECR, please register your attendance via the link below.

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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