The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (UK and Ireland) was founded in 1998. Our aim is to represent and support scholars and writers, in the Atlantic archipelago and beyond, interested in the environment and its expression in the cultural imagination.

We provide a forum for ‘environmental criticism’ and ‘ecocriticism’, that is, the study of the intricate relationships between human and nonhuman environments, broadly construed.

We are motivated by a commitment to ecologically sound practices and politics, but, above all, we seek to foster a spirit of open dialogue and intellectual curiosity about how ‘nature’ and ‘environment’ exist in our discursive lives.

Sunset at Marwick in Orkney - image by Neil Ford www.neilford.net




Benefits of ASLE-UKI membership include:– Reduced fee rates at ASLE-UKI conferences and symposia

– Receipt of the ASLE-UKI journal, Green Letters

 Online access to other Routledge journals

– Eligibility for prizes and travel bursaries


Green Letters

Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism is the journal of ASLE-UKI.

The journal is now published commercially by Taylor and Francis (from 2013 onwards).

Membership of ASLE-UKI includes receipt of this journal. It can otherwise be accessed via Taylor & Francis Online.






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