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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Call for Proposals

Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada 2024 Biennial Conference: MigrationsCall for Proposals19-22 June, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario The 2024 Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC) biennial conference takes migrations as its theme as it seeks new ways of comprehending and responding to the complexity of migration in the past, …

Call for Papers EASLCE 2024, Sea More Blue

10 ième Congrès d’EASLCE/10 th EASLCE Symposium European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and the Environment Perpignan, 17-20 juin 2024Sous l’égide d’OIKOS, CRESEM, UPVD Sea More Blue : approches écopoétiques et interdisciplinaires de la mer et des océans Sea More Blue: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Blue Ecopoetics Responsable scientifique/Scientific Coordinator :Bénédicte Meillon, OIKOS-CRESEM, UPVD, Vice-Présidente d’EASLCE …

Call for Chapter Proposals–Transgender Cli-fi and Sci-fi

We welcome chapters examining climate fiction and science fiction novels, short stories, YA literature, graphic novels, comics, films, television, games, material culture, and other media.We have confirmed contributors from a dozen countries on six continents.  Interested authors should submit a 300-word abstract, a 200-word biography, and a sample of a previously published chapter or article to the …

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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


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Isaac Demeester


Eelco Bohtlingk


Lesly Derksen


Mathijs Deerenberg


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Isaac Demeester


Chris Briggs


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