ASLE Panel at Midwest MLA

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
contact email: 

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Minneapolis, MN November 16th-21st.  Please see the conference website for details:

In response to the MMLA 2022 theme “Post-Now” this panel seeks papers that deal with environmental futures.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • cli-fi or speculative ecofiction
  • Afrofuturist ecology
  • decolonial environmentalism
  • the future of ecocriticism / emergent trends in ecocriticism, ecotheory, and/or environmental humanities
  • postgrowth rhetorics or imaginaries; postsustainability
  • climate justice and covid recovery
  • imagining or critiquing a post-Anthropocene

Proposals focused on any area of literature are welcome, as are proposals on activism and/or pedagogy.  Please submit a 250-300 word abstract including paper title and a brief bio statement to Lisa Ottum at by April 15th.  Queries welcome.