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

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Boucher

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
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 (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.

Conference Host:

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

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