Registration is now closed for preconference events

This year, rather than arrange preconference workshops ourselves, last fall we asked the membership to submit proposals.  Our choices were difficult to make, but out of a wide range of exciting submissions, we are delighted to offer the following:

The cost of pre-conference workshops and seminars is $15, payable during online registration.

You must pre-register for these events! To check availability and sign up or be added to the waitlist for one of the seminars or workshops, please contact Greta Gaard: .

Each workshop and seminar will last for three hours on the afternoon of May 28th and will be limited to 15 participants. Advanced registration is open now, and will close March 31st (or when full, whichever is earlier). Some preconference preparation will be required for seminars, as noted in the descriptions. Become titles of position papers will be listed in the conference program, we encourage (but will not require) seminar participants to consider attending the seminar in lieu of presenting at the conference itself (rather than doing both).


Ecocriticism and Latin America (a few slots still available)
Jorge Marcone, Associate Professor of Spanish, and Comparative Literature, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Climate Change Ecocriticisms (currently full, has a wait list)
Janet Fiskio, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Oberlin College.
Michael Ziser, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Davis.

Ecocriticism, Data, and Digital Media (CANCELLED)
Heather Houser,Assistant Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin.
H. Lewis Ulman, associate professor of English at The Ohio State University.

Vegetal Ecocriticism: The Question of “The Plant” (currently full, has a wait list)
Joni Adamson, Associate Professor of English and Environmental Humanities, Senior Research Scholar at the Global Institute of Sustainability, Program Faculty in Human and Social Dimension, Arizona State University.
Cate Sandilands, Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto.

Ecocritical Art History (currently full)
Alan C. Braddock, Ralph H. Wark Associate Professor of Art History and American Studies at the College of William & Mary.

Material Ecocriticism and Changing Natures (currently full, has a wait list)
Serpil Oppermann, Professor, Department of English, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
Serenella Iovino, Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.


Teaching a Tree (currently full, has a wait list)
Susan Tomlinson, Associate Professor, Environment and Humanities degree program, Texas Tech University.
Sydney Landon Plum, English Department, University of Connecticut.