The Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada / Association pour la littérature, l'environnement et la culture au Canada (ALECC) is an organization for the creation, appreciation, discussion, analysis, and dissemination of knowledge about the work of nature writers, environmental writers and journalists, eco-artists of all disciplines, ecocritics, and ecotheorists in Canada. Collectively we are interested in artistic, critical and cultural studies work on activism, animals, ecology, the environment, environmental justice, geography, land, landscape, mountain literature and culture, nature and nature writing, natural history writing, plants, region, regionalism, the rural, sense of place, transborder environmental issues, wilderness and wilder places, and much more. To this end we maintain a vibrant listserv (which is free to join), and twice annually edit and publish the electronic publication called The Goose.This blog was set up initially so that attendees at ALECC"s inaugural conference could talk about sessions they've attended, but as time goes on, we hope it'll grow and develop into a collaborative space where we can brainstorm, strategize, and share our experiences. If you'd like to write on the blog, either post a comment below or send me an email. Either way, we're expecting that it'll be a pretty open door around here.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
ALECC - who we are, and what this place is for
Rather than reinventing things, let me quote at some length from the ALECC home page: