Regarding the Earth: Ecological Vision in Word and Image
4th ASLEC-ANZ Biennial Conference
in association with RMIT and Monash Universities
August 31 to September 2, 2012
Call for Papers
Following on from our last conference, ‘Sounding the Earth: Music, Language, and Acoustic Ecology’ (Launceston, 2010), the 2012 ASLEC-ANZ conference, co-hosted by RMIT and Monash Universities, continues our ecological exploration of the senses with a focus on vision. Papers are invited that consider the ecological implications of different ways of perceiving, imagining, valuing and representing Earth, whether understood as planet, place or collective, comprising a multiplicity of more-than-human entities, agencies and processes. The Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture (Australia-New Zealand) is a multi-disciplinary organisation, and we welcome contributions from a wide range of research fields, including ecophilosophy, environmental history, cultural geography, religion and ecology, science studies and art history, as well as ecocritical literary and cultural studies.
The conference will open with a public forum at RMIT on ‘Re-Imagining the Global: Culture and Climate Change’ on Friday evening, 31st August, at which Ursula Heise and Tim Morton will also be speaking.
Areas for consideration include:
Art, environment and ecological aesthetics
Ecopoetics, biosemiotics and ontopoetics
Environmental ethics and transpecies justice
Prophetic witness and apocalyptic imagining
New materialisms and speculative realism
Mapping, modelling and inventorying
Reading the past, envisioning the future
Wayfaring, walking, and witnessing
Indigenous knowledges, the colonial gaze, and postcolonial perspectives
Ecohumanities and green pedagogies
The earth looking back: nonhuman agency and lively worlds
Observing human-animal entanglements
Professor Ursula Heise (UC Stanford)
Professor Timothy Morton (UC Davis)
Please direct inquiries and paper and panel proposals to Aslec.Conference@monash.edu .
The deadline for submission of abstracts (c. 200 words) is June 15.
Conference website: http://arts.monash.edu.au/ecps/conferences/regarding-the-earth/
ASLEC-ANZ 3rd Biennial Conference
"Sounding the Earth: Music, Language, Acoustic Ecology"
Launceston, Oct 20-22 2010
Download program here | Download abstracts and bios here | See photos here | See promo page here
ASLE-ANZ 2nd Biennial Conference
‘Cultures of Sustainability’ held in collaboration with RMIT’s Art and Sustainability Research Cluster
Melbourne, September 27 2008
Cultures of Sustainability, special issue of Philosophy Activism Nature 7 (2010). http://search.informit.com.au/browsePublication;py=2010;res=E-LIBRARY;issn=1443-6124;iss=7
ASLE-ANZ Inaugural Biennial Conference
Be True to the Earth
March 31-April 1, 2005
Be True to the Earth, special issue of Colloquy 12 (2006). http://arts.monash.edu.au/ecps/colloquy/journal/issue012/issue12.pdf