UPDATE: Maine's Place in the Environmental Imagination (5/1/06; ASLE, 6/2/06-6/4/06)
UPDATE: We would like to announce that Cambridge Scholars Press is interested in publishing the conference proceedings of the 2006 ASLE Summer Symposium! The volume would be published within a year of the conference, and all contributing presenters would receieve a complimentary copy. You can see their website at http://www.cambridgescholarspress.com/. There are still slots open for presenters, so be sure to consider this great opportunity!
2006 Summer Symposium
ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
Site: University of Maine at Farmington
Inviting presentations on the ways in which Maine has figured in the Environmenal Imagination of North America; how Maine has been a storehouse of transcendental virtue and authenticity for Massachusetts, southern New England, and the rest of the nation; and how Maine's "unspoiled" image was reconciled with the reality of clear-cutting and river pollution. Creative presentations are welcome.
Conference topics to include, but not limited to:
-Thoreau and Maine
-Maine and the Gothic
-Maine as Myth, Symbol, Idea
-Coast vs. Mountains: The Two Maines
-Maine Logging/Maine Wilderness
-Poverty and Wilderness
For more information, please view our listing on the ASLE website (http://www.asle.umn.edu/conf/asle_conf/asle_conf.html), as well our official website at www.asle.umf.maine.edu, to be up and running by March 1st, 2006. You may also contact the conference host directly.
Michael D. Burke
Associate Professor of English
University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, ME 04938
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