Global Ecologies - Local Impacts: ASLEC-ANZ 2016 Conference

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May 13, 2016


ASLEC-ANZ 2016 Conference

23-25 November, 2016 at The University of Sydney, Australia

The Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture - Australia & New Zealand (ASLEC-ANZ), in partnership with the Sydney Environment Institute (SEI), will hold its 2016 biennial conference at the University of Sydney. The theme of this conference is on global and local environmental changes and their impact in the age of the Anthropocene.

Confirmed Speakers to Date:

Joni Adamson (USA), Deborah Bird Rose (AUS), James Bradley (AUS), Elizabeth De Loughrey (USA), Iain McCalman (AUS), Jenny Newall (USA), Richard Kerridge (UK), David Schlosberg (AUS), David Ritter (AUS), Alice TePunga Somerville (NZ), Petra Tschakert (AUS), Kirsten Wehner (AUS), and John Wolseley (AUS).

Call for Papers:

We welcome proposals for individual papers and interdisciplinary panels addressing a wide range of themes in the environmental social sciences and humanities, including: • The Anthropocene – the idea and critiques • Ecological Imaginaries – local, urban, and global • Ecological Transformations – terrestrial and oceanic, human and nonhuman • Environmental Governance • Environmental Justice • Climate Adaptation – resilience, transition, and transformation • Indigenous Ecologies and Knowledges • Cultural Representations of the Anthropocene • Ecological Ethics & Law.

Individual abstracts of 100-200 words to be submitted by 13th May 2016. Abstracts will be jointly considered by ASLEC-ANZ and SEI.

All Abstracts and EOI to be sent as PDF attachments to:

Enquiries please contact: Marie McKenzie -

Accepted Papers will be announced Friday 24th June 2016. Selected Papers will be published in the peer-reviewed journal AJE –Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology.

Round Table for Artists

In addition to formal papers, there will be a roundtable for artists held on the afternoon of Wednesday 23rd, following a keynote by renowned Australian artist John Wolseley. If you would like to participate in this event please contact one of the roundtable leaders: Dominic Redfern: or Josh Wodak:

ECR & Postgraduate Career Workshop

Postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers from any field in the Arts or Social Sciences are invited to participate in a workshop on the topic of developing a career pathway in the Environmental Humanities. Participants will have the opportunity to raise issues and research problems in discussion with a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners. Please email expressions of interest and enquiries to