Past BASCE events


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.


13-15 January. New Grounds: Ecocriticism, Globalization and Cultural Memory. Radboud University (Nijmegen).


January, NICA Winterschool on the affinities and tensions between postcolonial criticism and ecocriticism, with Richard Kerridge (Leiden).

27 January, the Platform for Postcolonial Readings on the intersection between ecocriticism and postcolonial and globalization studies (Amsterdam) (

19 June, launch BASCE (Leiden University)

23 November, The Next Step in Ecocriticism: Ecocritics in the Benelux (Nijmegen)


November 8, Seminar The Smell of Written Waste, with Véronique Bragard (Louvain) (Leiden).

Other national events, in which BASCE-members participated:

June 4-5, Seminar The Cultural Politics of Catastrophe, Leiden University


30 January, Matter and Muck: A Virtual Exhibition on the Material Turn (closing presentation master course Matter and Muck) (Leiden)

Other national events, in which BASCE-members participated:

23 May, From Garbage to Art: Environmental Consciousness in Japan in the Post-Cold War Era (Leiden)

December 4-5, International Poetry Seminar/Poetry Lab, “Flow and Fracture from North America to Europe and Beyond: Reflections, Refractions and Diffractions within the Ecopoetic Avant-Garde”, organized by Franca Bellarsi with Chad Weiner, Maison des Arts de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles).


16 January, Winter seminar with René ten Bos (Radboud University) (Utrecht)

Other national events in which BASCE-members participated:

6-7 February, International Event organized by Maastricht University, BASCE-member de Bruyn: Climate, Change, Literature (Maastricht University).

20 November, Seminar Climate stories: Exploring the social and cultural dimensions of climate changeorganized by Tom Idema. With Katie Ritson (Rachel Carson Center, Munich), Dr. Pieter Vermeulen (KU Leuven) and Tom Idema (Utrecht University).