Rebecca Ford elected to Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
The election took place at Cambridge University last week, where she attended the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment UK and Ireland Biennial Conference, entitled 'Green Knowledge', 2-4 September 2015. Becky also gave a paper at the conference, presenting her ongoing research on dialogism in the renewable energy community in Stromness.
The overall aim of Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment is "to represent and support scholars and writers, in the Atlantic archipelago and beyond, interested in the environment and its expression in the cultural imagination. We provide a forum for ‘environmental criticism’ and ‘ecocriticism’, that is, the study of the intricate relationships between human and nonhuman environments, broadly construed. We are motivated by a commitment to ecologically sound practices and politics, but, above all, we seek to foster a spirit of open dialogue and intellectual curiosity about how ‘nature’ and ‘environment’ exist in our discursive lives."
Visit their website here: http://asle.org.uk/