Submissions remain open for 2017 ASLE Conference till December 21

deadline for submissions: 
December 21, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
contact email: 

Due to some requests for a bit more wiggle room, we will continue to keep submissions open in Submittable till the end of the day tomorrow, 11:59pm EST on December 21.

If you have not yet submitted, there is still time!

Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery
June 20-24, 2017
Wayne State University, Detroit MI

Important Conference Links:

Conference Web Site:

Call for Papers (PDF):

Submit your proposal (via Submittable):

In addition to concurrent sessions, many other events and activities are planned, including: 

  • Keynote speakers, including Tiya Miles speaking on the Detroit River and the history of slavery in Detroit, a history in which the river played a central role as an international border and mode of escape; and Kyle Powys Whyte speaking about indigenous futures, anthropocene fictions, and climate justice. 
  • Banquet and dance at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • Special panels and presentations, one on water + activism in Detroit, another a walking tour panel, "Articulating Detroit," based on a project developed for a 2016 ASLE Subvention Grant, and a presentation by the 2015 and 2016 Community Grant winners on their projects.
  • Field trip options, including the Underground Railroad Living Museum, Arab American National Museum, an urban garden tour, cycling, running, and volunteering for local groups
  • Progressive evening in Midtown Detroit, including a radical poetry reading at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
  • Special movie screening of Watermark at the Detroit Film Theater in the Detroit Institute of Arts