Participants

Proposals

The deadline for proposals was December 19, 2016. Registration for the conference is now open for presenters and attendees alike. See Registration section below for details and links to register.


Awards

ASLE offers 3 types of awards: travel awards, book awards, and graduate student paper awards.

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Travel Awards

ASLE Conference Award: Supporting Need & Diversity

Award Amount: Ten awards of $500 each will be given

Application period closed March 10. Awardees will be notified March 31.

Help Support this Award!

ASLE members who can help us build this fund are strongly encouraged to do so, either by donating during registration or at the ASLE website or sending a check made out to ASLE to the address below.

  • Amy McIntyre
  • Managing Director
  • Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
  • P.O. Box 502
  • Keene, NH 03431

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Book Awards

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment will present its sixth biennial book awards at its 2017 conference, to be held June 20-24, 2017 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Both awards include a prize of $500. The awards will be presented at the Authors' Reception on June 21.

Read about the finalists for the 2017 Awards in ASLE News.

Graduate Student Paper Awards

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) will once again honor the best work of graduate students by presenting two awards for presentations made at its 2017 conference, to be held June 20-24, 2017 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. The awards will be presented at the Authors' Reception on June 21. Two awards will be given:

  • the best scholarly paper in ecocriticism by a graduate student presented at the conference
  • the best work of environmental creative writing (any genre) by a graduate student presented at the conference

Those submitting papers must be members of ASLE, or an international affiliate, and should have been enrolled as a graduate student at some time within the previous seven months.

Award Amounts: Both awards include a prize of $100 and publication in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.

NOTE: The paper that is submitted for either of these awards must be essentially the same paper that is presented at the conference. Longer works abbreviated for "paper jam" sessions are eligible, but the complete work should be submitted for consideration. Submissions longer than 12 double-spaced pages (works cited excluded) will not be accepted.

Papers must be submitted as an email attachment in a standard format (doc, docx, or pdf) no later than May 12, 2017.

Send to: Nicholas Bradley at nbradley@uvic.ca.

Registration

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Full Registration Information

The conference registration fee is $160 (early bird rate) if received by April 28 and $185 if received after that date. Reduced fees of $80 early bird/$105 regular are available for students, independents, and others in financial need.Presenters must register for the conference and pay membership fees by May 15 or your name will be removed from the program and you will not be able to present at the conference.

The basic fee includes all conference sessions, program materials, receptions, and progressive party; you may also wish to register for optional workshops, residence hall lodging, parking, field trips, banquet, conference shirts and donations. You may register online, or by mail or fax with the PDF form.

Membership in ASLE

All presenters must be members of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and/or one of its international affiliated organizations (e.g. ALECC, ASLE-Japan, etc.) by May 15. Information about ASLE membership and online registration/renewal can be found at the ASLE web site (www.asle.org). Membership in ASLE has many benefits beyond conference registration and is non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations of conference registrations must be made in writing to ASLE's Managing Director (info@asle.org). Refunds for full cancellations, less a $40 service fee, will be made if written request is received by May 28, 2017. No refunds will be made after that date. No changes to residence hall reservations accepted after June 1. Refunds for changes made to reservations that are not full cancellations can generally be made in full before May 28. Please direct questions, cancellations, and registration changes to info@asle.org.


Accessibility

We will do our utmost to provide the most accessible conference possible.

For a statement on the WSU campus and accessibility, please see: https://wayne.edu/accessibility/

All buildings currently planned for use at the ASLE conference have accessibility and gender neutral restrooms.

Handicapped parking information: http://parking.wayne.edu/faculty/disability.php

Contact list for accessibility issues: https://wayne.edu/accessibility/accessibility-contact-list/

Prayer Room in Student Center: There is a multi-faith, non-denominational Reflection Room located on the third floor of the Student Center. This room is open for all on campus to use. Outside the Reflection Room there are two ablution rooms for student use. The Reflection Room and the ablution rooms are available anytime the Student Center is open. For any questions and concerns regarding this room, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 313-577-1010.

More information on accessibility will be added as it becomes available.