Basce is the Benelux Association for the Study of Art, Culture, and the Environment. Read more about our mission statement, past events, and members of the board:

BASCE events committee

The BASCE events committee was formed at the start of 2021. They will be organizing a series of events over the course of this year to develop the community of environmental humanities scholars in the Benelux. Feel free to reach out to basce@protonmail.com with questions or suggestions. Laura op de Beke is a PhD fellow … Continue reading BASCE events committee


Mission statement

The environmental humanities are a booming field. With good reason: if climate crisis and large scale environmental destruction have taught us one thing, it is that these issues cannot be tackled without a sound insight into the role played by culture. Far from presenting us with merely technological or economical challenges, the environmental  crisis reveals … Continue reading Mission statement

Past BASCE events

2008 14-17 May 2008. Poetic Ecologies, Bruxelles, convened by France Bellarsi and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. 2010 13-15 January. New Grounds: Ecocriticism, Globalization and Cultural Memory. Radboud University (Nijmegen). 2012 January, NICA Winterschool on the affinities and tensions between postcolonial criticism and ecocriticism, with Richard Kerridge … Continue reading Past BASCE events

BASCE board

Franca bellarsi Franca Bellarsi is an Associate Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, where she lectures in both English and American Literature.  Her research and publications are divided between three (complementary) fields, namely the Beat Generation, ecocriticism, and English Romanticism.  Her ecocritical work particularly focuses on ecopoetics, ecopoetry, and eco-aesthetics, as well … Continue reading BASCE board