CFP: Maine's Place in the Environmental Imagination (5/1/06; ASLE, 6/2/06-6/4/06)

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Stephanie Boucher

2006 Summer Symposium
ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
Site: University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, Maine

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 (, as well our official website at, to be up and running by March 1st, 2006. You may also contact the conference host directly.

Conference Host:

Michael D. Burke
Associate Professor of English
University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, ME 04938
(207) 778-7205

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