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ASLE 2009 Conference

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"Island Time: The Fate of Place in a Wired, Warming World"


Welcome to the web site for the Eighth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), to be held June 3-6, 2009, at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada. The theme of the conference is "Island Time: The Fate of Place in a Wired, Warming World."

Final Printed Program

A PDF of the final printed program is now available. (File is approximately 6 MegaBytes)

Updated Travel and Presentation Information

Here's the text of a May 16 email to ASLE Conference Registrants with important travel and presentation information to make your trip easier and your conference experience more fulfilling.


To register for the conference, please review the instructions on the registration page. After April 15, a late fee of $25 USD applies to all registrations.

Read More

Read articles by Dan Philippon and Richard Pickard with more details about the conference program and conference site in the Fall 2008 ASLE News (pdf 155k).

Learn More

The University of Victoria is located in Coast Salish territory, on Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about the university, see its web site, or the web site for the UVic Department of English. For more information about ASLE, see ASLE's website, or the site for ASLE's Canadian affiliate, the Association for Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada (ALECC).


About the conference program? Email Dan Philippon at danp [at] umn [dot] edu
About the conference site and field sessions? Email Richard Pickard at rpickard [at] uvic [dot] ca