It will shock no one that I got overexcited giving a paper at the ASLE-UKI 2022 Conference this week!
What a fab time it was too! It was the first in-person conference of my PhD cause of COVID & it was everything I could wish for. I left feeling so integrated with a fab eco-literature research community & made more friends than I can count!
Some of my highlights include:
💚 Meeting the Committee F2F for the first time since joining as PGR/ECR Rep last year.
💚 Being on a panel with Jonathan Thornton (Liverpool University), Ingmar Haag (Stockholm University) and David Shackleton (Cardiff University). I explored chronological anonymity and hopeful longevity in dystopian climate fiction. Photographic evidence from Lucy Nield!
💚 Excursion to Tynemouth Abbey including paddling in the sea, which was deliciously cold and full of delightful seaweed and creatures. Thanks so much for organising Rosie Paice!
💚 And of course seemingly infinite inspiring ideas and insights. Jumping from my many notes: ‘the garden hums with the past… meet vegetal creatures on their own turf… art is an anti-entropic response…’ I could’ve listened to everyone for months!
HUGE thanks to the organising committee – particularly Brycchan Carey – for a magic few days, and to generous hosts Northumbria University. Already can’t wait for the 2023 conference at Liverpool University!