CALL FOR PAPERS – ASLE 2023 Conference on “Reclaiming the Commons”

Main deadline: January 3, 2023

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) is excited to announce its next biennial conference on July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon, on the theme of “Reclaiming the Commons.”

The conference will be held jointly with The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) and will include opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, networking, and professional development with a variety of sessions sponsored by both organizations.

“Geographie-Spread” by kollektive Wahrnehmung under CC BY 2.0.

ASLE seeks proposals for scholarly papers and panels, creative work, posters, collaborative work projects, and other forms of scholarly engagement that approach literature, cultural artifacts, infrastructures, geographies, watersheds, borderwaters, atmospheres, and oceans as methods for reclaiming the commons and instilling and motivating a politics of care in our time. We also seek proposals exploring how the work of the environmental humanities can become more culturally and politically impactful in these ways.

For a full description of the conference theme and call for proposals, including instructions on how to submit your proposal, visit ASLE’s conference website at

ASLE is a diverse professional community that is enriched by the multiple experiences, cultures, and backgrounds of its members, and we strive for access, equity, and inclusion in the conference. Contact if you have any questions.