Cultures of Agriculture, ASLE at the ALA

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 

This is a call for papers for the ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) Panel at the American Literature Association Conference: May 25-28, 2023, The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA (in person).


Papers on any of the following topics in any period of American literature (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) are especially welcome:


Literature of/and “accidental” farming

Literature of/and urban agriculture or community supported agriculture


Agriculture and the wild

Literature of/and food (in)security or deserts

Lineages of literary farming

Agricultural intimacy or indeterminacy

Farming and fungal networks

Agriculture amid clouds of precarity (drought, flood, fire, climate change, pollution …)

Agriculture and radical politics or technological skepticism

Agriculture and/as Art


Abstracts of 300 words and a CV due 11/15/2022. Email to Dr. Helena Feder:

Panelists must be members of ASLE by May 1, 2023.