Not Just Trout Fishing: Richard Brautigan's Environments

full name / name of organization: 
ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (May 28-June 1)
contact email: 
jander31@tnstate.edu

The work of Counterculture hero Richard Brautigan, long neglected by many critics, is ready for a comeback. I am interested in proposing a session at ASLE's 2013 conference (in Lawrence, KS at the University of Kansas) on nature/ecology/the environment/etc. in Richard Brautigan's work. These terms can be interpreted in a number of ways, but I'm particularly interested in how ecologies relate to interior landscapes or how Brautigan uses politics to talk about nature, or how his character embrace nature as a means of responding to dominate culture, etc. The specific topics are very open, but I do want to start up the conversations surrounding Brautigan again.

Please email me (jander31@tnstate.edu) with questions or with 300-word proposals by October 15th.

cfp categories: 
american
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
interdisciplinary
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond