Oerlemans Presents at ASLE Conference
Professor of English Onno Oerlemans presented a paper at a conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) on June 24 at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, Ind. “Poetry as Field-Guide: Can you Capture a Ptarmigan in a Poem?” examined the way poems by John Clare, Marianne Moore and Ted Hughes reflect concepts of particular species of animals.
According to Oerlemans, some 800 creative writers and professors of literature, philosophy and environmental studies attended the Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference. The theme of the conference was “Species, Space and the Imagination of the Global.”