SeymourS13We are pleased to announce that Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination by Nicole Seymour has received the 2015 ASLE Ecocriticism Book Award from the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE).

The official presentation of the award and a $500 cash prize will take place during the Authors’ Reception at the 2015 ASLE Biennial Conference at the University of Idaho, Wednesday, June 25, 2015.

The award committee noted that “Nicole Seymour’s Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination is an ambitious, intelligent, and subtle intervention on the longstanding division between queer theory and the ‘natural.’ Building on a deep appreciation of how the natural has historically been deployed against sexualities and identities outside the heteronormative, and the links between that violence and environmental degradation, Seymour identifies vitally important tradition of queer environmentalism in contemporary literature and film from the Americas. Strange Natures is a major contribution to the queering of ecocriticism and the greening of queer theory.”

 

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