Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada / Association pour la littérature, l'environnement et la culture au Canada


The Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada / L’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 ALECC is interested in a broad spectrum of topics including: 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), publish our electronic journal The Goose twice a year, and are branching out to incorporate other media and develop a more lively web presence.

Canada is a broad and diverse nation, host to numerous ecosystems, landscapes, and urban environments, as well as a broad spectrum of ecological interests, political landscapes, and literary perspectives – we hope you’ll join us in bridging some of those gaps and developing a community of interested parties and interesting voices.

ALECC is pleased to announce the winner and three honourable mentions of the inaugural Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize!

ALECC CONFERENCE 2016: Making Common Causes: Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation, June 15-18, 2016, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. Visit the conference website!