Craig Russell – Literature and Ecocriticism / Literatura e Ecocrítica

About Craig Russell 

Craig Russell is a Canadian author. His 2016 novel, Fragment, a world-spanning eco-thriller, was selected by Yale University’s Climate Connections for their 2017 climate-fiction reading list. (Published by Thistledown Press.). As a lawyer (now retired) Craig administered the land titles system for 5,000 square miles of Manitoba, Canada, supervising millions of dollars of transactions each day. His first novel, Black Bottle Man, received the 2011 American Moonbeam Gold Medal and was a finalist for the Canadian Aurora Award for bestnovel. His stage adaptation of that story will be performed in Richmond, Virginia, USA in March, 2019 as part of the annual Acts of Faith Theatre Festival. Since 1989 Craig and his wife Janet have been restoring ‘Johnson House’, a 1906 Victorian heritage home in Brandon, Manitoba.

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Joachim Curtius – The Science of Climate Change latest concerns / Últimas notícias sobre as mudanças climáticas

About Prof. Dr. Joachim Curtius 

Joachim Curtius is Professor from Goethe Universität, Frankfurt,  Germany at Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences –Department. He has PhD. in Nuclear Physics and Postdoct. At Max Plank Institute for Nuclear Physics, Atmospheric Science Division – Heidelberg –Germany  & Post Doc at National Oceanic  and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Boulder , Colorado -USA. 

Focus of Research: Atmospheric aerosol, aerosol nucleation and aerosol precursor gases, atmospheric ions and ion clusters, ice nucleation, aerosol compositions, trace gases, aerosol-cloud-interaction, aircraft emissions, aerosol impacts on climate. 

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Encontro Linguística, Ecologia e Direito

Coordenação: Professoras: Elizabeth Harkot de La Taille;  Patrícia Bianchi 

Na tarde do dia 14 de novembro, das 17h30 às 19h30, a FFLCH-USP, com o apoio da APRODAB e do IBAP, vai realizar um encontro intitulado “Linguística, Ecologia e Direito“, em homenagem à prof. Ingedore Villaça Koch. O encontro acontecerá com a presença de professores das respectivas áreas.

O tema central será a análise dos discursos políticos sobre meio ambiente e a crise política.

Paradise on Fire – 2019 ASLE Conference



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This year the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) is experimenting with a two-part submission process intended to make the conference more participant-driven and democratic. The second step is this Call for PAPERS. Proposals must be submitted by December 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.

A diverse array of panels has been chosen by the conference committee; this call for papers now invites anyone who wishes to submit a paper proposal for consideration for inclusion within a specific panel, or to the open call, between October 15 and December 15, 2018. Panel organizers themselves will choose presenters from the submissions that they receive; the panel organizer will evaluate your proposal carefully and notify you of its final status by January 10, 2019. All paper proposals that do not find a home in the panel to which they were submitted will be considered for placement into one of the conference’s open panels. If you submit to the open papers call, or you were not accepted to
the original panel you applied to, conference organizers will evaluate your abstract and you will be notified by February 4, 2019 of its final status. Only one paper submission per person is allowed.

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Carol Berman – Repensando a relação entre humanos e não humanos / Rethinking the relationship between humans and non humans


Dra. Carol Berman has a Ph.D in Animal Behavior, from the Cambridge University, England, under Robert Hinde. She also has done  Post Doctoral Research at Northwestern University in the Antropology Department with Donald Sade, and Undergraduate Studies in Psychology at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.  She is one of pioneers in the modern approaches to Animal Behavior. She is formally retired since 2017, but continues to mentor several graduate students and co-publish research articles with them at the University at Buffalo and helped to found the Graduate Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior. She has one co-authored edited book with Bernard Chapais, “Kinship and Behavior in Primates”, Oxford University Press, 2004, and over 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. 

In her interview Carol Berman exposes a little about her work on Cayo Santiago Island – Puerto Rico.

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Bem-vindo ao blog da ASLE-Brasil / Welcome to the blog of ALSE-Brazil

O blog da ASLE-Brasil irá contribuir mensalmente para o público acadêmico e não acadêmico uma vez a cada mês com a publicação de resenhas e entrevistas de especialistas sobre o cuidado em relação à natureza. Esperamos inspirar os nossos leitores a pensar na Terra como parte de um processo sistêmico onde todas as formas de vida são importantes e interdependentes . 

Seja parte do time ASLE – Brasil! 

Divirta-se, aprenda e compartilhe conosco conhecimentos relevantes. 

Tenha uma feliz leitura. 


The blog of ASLE-Brasil will once a month contribute to the public, academic and non academic, whith publication of reviewsand interviewswith experts related to the care of nature. We hope to inspire our readers ro think about life on earth as part of asystemic process where all forms of alife are important and interdependent. 

Be parte of ASLE-Brasil team!

Enjoy, learn and share knowledgewith us. 

Happy reading. 

Zélia M. Bora (Presidente da ASLE-Brasil/President of ASLE-Brasil)

Outubro – 2018  



Animal Love / L’amour des animaux

International conference /Colloque international

20-23 March 2019

Hôtel d’Assézat, Toulouse 

Call for Papers


From companion species to the love of animals for members of their own species or of other species, the phrase “animal love” is polysemous. We first think about the love dogs and cats have for their human companions and about the reciprocal relationship of attachment of human beings for those nonhuman companions accompanying parts of their lives; we can think about the dog following his human companion’s coffin and accompanying him/her to the grave, staying there days and nights and sometimes dying there.  What can we say of the American cat who, in a hospital, goes into dying people’s rooms, knowing before doctors that those people are going to die and accompanying them until their last breath? How can we define her gratuitous, strange role as a companion, allowing them to pass away while offering them a friendly, reassuring presence?  

Animal love is both the human being’s love for an animal or several animals and the love—or any feeling we could associate with love—of the animal for the human being and the love of animals for one another. Can we consider the gesture of a hippopotamus for the antelope that he tries to rescue from the crocodile’s teeth, staying with her head in its mouth until her last breath, as love? What about the behaviour of a group of street cats in Argentina, who saved a lost human infant by giving him food and lying on him so that he did not die of cold in the night, until the day when he was found. Is this love? Is it some survival instinct shared with those who are threatened? Is it some unexplainable empathy? How can we define the notion of animal love? Could those gestures of apparent tenderness, compassion or empathy of the animal world be qualified as love—could they be linked with love or are they instinctive rescuing gestures made by whatever species to prolong the animal presence on the Earth?

Animal love takes many forms. The papers proposed for this conference could concern the following:

– human beings’ love for animals.

– animals’ love for humans and animals sacrificing their lives to save their human companions.

– inter-species feelings; can we speak about feelings or survival instinct? Is love first some survival instinct, an instinct of preservation of the species? Or is it the relationship uniting two creatures, one human, the other one nonhuman? Is it a totally gratuitous link with no practical motivation, just echoing Montaigne’s sentence about his friendship with La Boétie: “because it was he, because it was I.”

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