Founded in 2006, ALECC is a Canadian association for the study of environment and culture that brings together artistic, activist, and academic communities. We are an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in cultural, social, ethical, political, historical, and philosophical analysis, community engagement, social and political change, creative writing, storytelling, and visual, sound, and performative arts.

As an association, our approach to the environmental humanities is inclusive, transnational, and multilingual. We engage with interconnected areas such as Indigenous knowledge, decolonization, critical race studies, animal studies, gender, sexuality, disability, and education. We welcome the participation of individuals from any related scholarly, activist, or artistic communities, and we aim to facilitate collaboration across life experiences and career stages.

ALECC supports its members through an array of volunteer-driven initiatives. We organize a biennial conference, publish our journal The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada, maintain an active membership and listserv  run our website, and award the Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize. We regularly fund member-organized local and regional events, such as poetry readings; and we build and maintain connections with other environmental and cultural organizations. Graduate students play leadership roles in ALECC and are supported with conference travel funding when possible.

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Choose Your Publishing Adventure: Embodied Perspectives

Tuesday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m. EDT Join early career scholars Dr. Rina Garcia Chua, Dr. Anita Girvan, Dr. Brent R. Bellamy and Dr. Melanie Dennis Unrau for a conversation about publishing and getting published in the environmental humanities. From different embodied perspectives, and from different points in our careers and publishing, we will share our …

2022 ALECC Newsletter

Our newsletter is live! Check out the 2022 ALECC newsletter here for a note from the President, Lisa Szabo-Jones; updates from members; conference highlights; photos; and more!

Call for Papers: The Routledge Handbook of Trans Literature

Chapter proposals are invited for The Routledge Handbook of Trans Literature (hereafter simply The Handbook), to be published within the series Routledge Literature Handbooks in 2023. We especially welcome ecocritical proposals at the intersection of transgender literature and such topics as The Anthropocene, Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi), Ecology, and Nature Writing. We seek a broadly international group of scholarly contributors.   The senior editor of The Handbook, Douglas …

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Photo Gallery

We encourage members to share their photos with us to be featured on our website! Submit photo files or queries to info@alecc.ca.


Peter Lloyd


Jennifer Latuperisa-Andresen


Tristan Frank


George Howden


Eelco Bohtlingk


Isaac Demeester


Eelco Bohtlingk


Lesly Derksen


Mathijs Deerenberg


Gary Bendig




Isaac Demeester


Isaac Demeester


Chris Briggs


Laura Lefurgey-Smith


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