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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Thirteenth Biennial Conference 

Paradise on Fire

University of California, Davis

June 26-30, 2019

Updated Call for Papers (PDF)

Panel Call for Papers page: https://www.asle.org/conference/biennial-conference/panel-calls-for-papers/

Conference Website 

ASLE Website 

Paper Submissions Open October 15, Deadline is December 15, 2018 @11:59pm EST. Only one paper proposal submission is allowed per person.

A diverse array of panels have been chosen by the conference committee, and the Call for Papers (see link above) is out. Anyone who wishes to participate in the ASLE conference may submit a paper proposal for consideration for inclusion within a specific panel, or within an open panel, between October 15 and December 15, 2018. Panel organizers themselves will choose presenters from the submissions that they receive and will let paper proposers know if their paper has been accepted no later than January 10, 2019. All paper proposals that do not find a home in the panel to which they were submitted will be considered for placement into one of the conference’s open panels.  If you submit to the open papers call, or you were not accepted to the original panel you applied to, conference organizers will evaluate your abstract and you will be notified by February 4, 2019 of its final status.

Paper Submission Process

All conference sessions will be 90-minutes long. ASLE strongly encourages presenters to find a panel seeking panelists among the nearly 130 options available. Both scholarly and creative submissions are welcome. We expect to receive more proposals than we can accommodate; therefore, not all proposals will be accepted. Proposals submitted to a specific panel will have a much greater chance of acceptance than individual paper proposals.

Key information:

  • All paper proposals must be submitted via the Submittable website. Please DO NOT submit a paper directly to the panel organizer; however, prospective panelists are welcome to correspond with the organizer(s) about the panel and their abstract.
  • Only one paper proposal submission is allowed per person; participants can present only once during the conference (pre-conference workshops and chairing/organizing a panel are not counted as presenting).
  • If you do not yet have a Submittable login account, you will need to create one to submit, just fill out the fields requested below.
  • All panel descriptions and submission forms are posted below. Links to each of the panels seeking panelists are also listed on the Panel Call for Papers page at https://www.asle.org/conference/biennial-conference/panel-calls-for-papers/; a PDF of all panel descriptions and their submission links is also be posted to this page.
  • There are separate forms in Submittable for each panel seeking participants, listed in alphabetical order, as well as an open individual paper submission form. 
  • In cases in which the online submission requirement poses a significant difficulty, please contact us at ASLEconference2019@gmail.com.
  • Proposals for a Traditional Panel (4 presenters) should be papers of approximately 15 minutes-max each, with an approximately 300 word abstract, unless a different length is requested in the specific panel call, in the form of an uploadable .pdf, .docx, or .doc file. Please include your name and contact information in this file.
  • Proposals for a Roundtable (5-6 presenters) should be papers of approximately 10 minute-max each, with an approximately 300 word abstract, unless a different length is requested in the specific panel call, in the form of an uploadable .pdf, .docx, or .doc file. Please include your name and contact information in this file.
  • Proposals for a Jam Session (7-8 presenters), should be papers of eight minute-maximum presentations plus discussion), with an approximately 200 word abstract, unless a different length is requested in the specific panel call, in the form of an uploadable .pdf, .docx, or .doc file. Please include your name and contact information in this file.
  • Individual open call submissions are for 15-minute presentations; potential presenters will be asked to indicate whether they would also be willing to participate in a jam session with a shorter presentation (which will increase chances of acceptance); 300 word abstracts should describe both form and content and will be posted within the Submittable form.
  • To encourage institutional diversity and exchange, all panels will include participants from more than one institution and from more than one academic level/sector.
  • ASLE policy is currently to discourage virtual participation at our biennial conferences except in extraordinary circumstances.

Deadlines: 

  • All proposals must be submitted via Submittable by December 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. 
  • Panel organizers will evaluate your proposal carefully and notify you of its final status by January 10, 2019. 
  • If you submitted to the open papers call, or you were not accepted to the original panel you applied to, conference organizers will evaluate your abstract and you will be notified by February 4, 2019 of its final status.
  • If you can no longer attend the conference, please inform the organizer of your panel and ASLE of withdrawal by January 30, 2019.

Thank you for your patience as we attempt this two-step method of organizing our biennial gathering. Our desire is to maximize the ability of our membership to participate in the shaping of the conference, an event at the very heart of our ASLE community. As interest in the environmental humanities has greatly expanded, we hope this structure will not only be more transparent but will take better advantage of the wide-ranging interests, expertise, and diversity within ASLE. 

For questions about submitting, write to us at ASLEconference2019@gmail.com.

Note: you must be or become a member of ASLE by the time of conference registration (Spring 2019) to present at the conference. Click these links to JOIN or CHECK YOUR MEMBERSHIP STATUS.; for assistance email Amy McIntyre at info@asle.org.

Please email us at info@asle.org with any questions.



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