Schedule Overview

To see what you can expect as a registered attendee of the conference, please go to Information for Attendees. Please note that all the sessions listed here will be live sessions, and may change on the day due to technical difficulties or otherwise.

As this year’s conference is being hosted in the UK, all times are in (BST). To convert these times to your own timezone, feel free to use the following site: Time & Date Converter.

Monday 12th April

Time (BST)Information
09:00-09:15Entry to Online Conference
09:15-09:30Welcome Meet the ICE-5 Team
09:45-12:00Presentation Panel 1 (Chaired by Jessica Hampton)
Mario Leto: The Game Changers: Narratives of the Vegan Hero
Maria Cristina: Caimotto Campaigning for cycling and well-being as resistance to hegemonic economic

Sarah Kirk-Browne: An analysis of climate change discourses in the UK parliament (2006 – 2018)
Emile Farmer: A tale of two narratives in a time of climate and ecological uncertainty: Rewilding as
an inspiring imaginary or economic, utilitarian, value-free pragmatism?

Paul White: “the food we eat is responsible for 80% of tropical forest loss”: Visibility of the
‘environmental destroyer’ in activist campaign mails

Reeta Holopainen: Revealing the Greenness of Northern Words. Linking Ecolinguistics with the Study of Finnish Poetry
Alena Zhdanava: Human–Nonhuman Animal Dichotomy:
Towards a Harmonious Relationship Between Human and Nonhuman Animals
12:00-13:00Lunch Break
13:00-15:00Presentation Panel 2 (Chaired by Mariana Roccia)
Diego Forte: All Activism is Political Activism: Discursive Strategies for Animal Rights in Argentina
Jonathan McKinney: Extinction, Joy, and Eco-Linguistic Activism
Douglas Ponton & Peter Mantello: The representation of Nature in Covid-19 Memes: Contagion and Public Discourse
David Stringer: The linguistic underpinnings of environmental personhood
Valentina Boschian: Stories-in-progress: Communicating environmental migration
Annabelle Mooney: Dirty or clean? Frameworks for waste
Morgan Sleeper & Jessica Love-Nichols: A musico-linguistic analysis of the imagined futures of ‘eco grime

Tuesday 13th April

Time (BST)Information
09:00-09:15Entry to Online Conference
09:15-09:30Daily Greetings
09:30-10:50Parallel Workshops 1
Tania Haberland (chaired by Camila Montiel McCann) Register at
BodyWording: An art/body workshop
Wendy Wuyts (chaired by Mariana Roccia) Register at
Shortened forest therapy
Helina Hookoomsing (chaired by Jessica Hampton) Register at
Rising from seed to tree – ‘The Walk Home’
11:10-12:30Parallel Workshops 2
Pamela Candea (chaired by Mariana Roccia) Register at
Using the tools of Nature to Breakthrough for Resilience
Gazelle Buchholtz (chaired by Maddie Mancey) Register at
Your World in Words – Nature, Creative Writing & Shared Reading
Polly Moseley (chaired by Jessica Hampton) Register at
Whose narrative is it anyway?
12:30-13:00Lunch Break
13:00-15:00Presentation Panel 3 (Chaired by Maddie Mancey)
Sandra Kouritzin, Taylor Ellis, & Satoru Nakagawa: Sustainability weaponised: Ecojustice versus the marketization of Canadian higher education
Elizabeth Burt: Introducing climate change into teachers’ literacy curriculums
Catrin Bellay: Linguistic rewilding on a university campus?
John Katunich: Revitalizing a translingual commons in language education: Toward a convivial vision of English language teaching
Josh Skjold: The Garden Party
Isaac Ramírez Benavides: 20 Years of Ecolinguistics: An Overview on the Evolution of the Field
16:00-17:15Workshop with Lee Lee: SEED: Restoration Liberation (Chaired by Camila Montiel McCann)
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Wednesday 14th April

Time (BST)Information
09:00-09:10Entry to Online Conference
09:10-09:15Daily Greetings
09:15-10:15Presentation Panel 4 (Chaired by Jessica Hampton)
Giulia Lepori: The Language of Becoming-with
Liu Ming & Huang Jingyi: “Global Warming” or “Climate Change”? A Corpus-assisted Discourse Study of the Competing Use of Two Catchwords in Environmental News Discourse
He Wei: A Contrastive Ecological Discourse Analysis of Thematic Choices in Trump’s and Wang’s Speeches
10:25-11:00“Getting your Ecolinguistics book published” (Chaired by Maddie Mancey)
Q&A session with Bloomsbury’s Commissioning Editor, Prof Arran Stibbe and Mariana Roccia
11:15-13:15Presentation Panel 5 (Chaired by Jessica Hampton)
Q&A for website presentations
Helina Hookoomsing & Shameem Oozeerally: Ecology and language in motion: Analysis of a creative performance of holistic trainee teachers in the Mauritian context
Taylor Ellis: Ethnic vs. Civic Nationalism: Capitalist enclosures and Indigenous land rights in Nunavut
Maddie Mancey: Beyond the Hard Rain: Multimodal Ecolingusitic Analysis
Andrea Boom, Jack Wilson, & Janet C.E. Watson: From Naming to Numbers
13:15-13:45Close (don’t forget to drop by at the evening panel to see exclusive guests!)
18:00-19:30Exciting panel discussion hosted by ICE-5 and the NWCDTP – “Eco-language in action: tackling real-world issues” (Chaired by Camila Montiel McCann)
Free online event open to all with Small Steps Liverpool, Greens of Colour UK, Prof Arran Stibbe, Mariana Roccia, and Jessica Hampton
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