Link to CV

Featured Publications

Global Appetites: American Power and the Literature of Food. (Cambridge, 2013).

The Digital Cloud and the Micropolitics of Energy,” Public Culture (2014).


Digital Utopias, Networked Ecologies, in progress.

Carruth, Allison and Amy L. Tigner. Literature and Food Studies, under contract & in progress.


Global Appetites: American Power and the Literature of Food, Cambridge UP, 2013.
[Reviews: American Literary History; Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture; Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE); Modern Fiction Studies, Postmodern Culture; Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, Utopian Studies.]

Edited Volumes & Journal Issues

Carruth, Allison and Robert P. Marzec, eds. Visualizing the Environment, Special Issue of Public Culture 26.2 (2014).

Heise, Ursula K. and Allison Carruth, eds. Environmental Humanities, Special Issue of American Book Review (Winter 2011).

Journal Articles

“Networked Ecologies in Contemporary Literature and Art,” PMLA, Eco-DH special cluster (in progress).

“The Green Avant-Garde,” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 2.1 (2015).

Cleveland, David A., Allison Carruth and D.N. Mazaroli. “Operationalizing local food: Goals, actions and indicators for alternative food systems,” Agriculture & Human Values E-publication (2014); 32.2 (2015): 281-297.

Carruth, Allison and Robert P. Marzec. “Environmental Visualization in the Anthropocene: Technologies, Aesthetics, Ethics,” Public Culture 26.2 (2014): 205-211.

“The Digital Cloud and the Micropolitics of Energy,” Public Culture 26.2 (2014): 339-364.

“Culturing Food: Bioart and In Vitro Meat,” Parallax 19.1 (2013): 88-100.

“Bog Lands and Digital Markets: Seamus Heaney’s Late Poetry,” Pacific Coast Philology 46 (2012): 232-244.

“War Rations and the Food Politics of Late Modernism,” Modernism/Modernity 16.4 (2009): 767-795.

“‘The Chocolate Eater’: Food Traffic and Environmental Justice in Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby,” Modern Fiction Studies 55.3 (2009): 596-619.

“The Space Stage and the Circus: E.E. Cummings’s Him and Frederick Kiesler’s Raumbühne,” Modern Drama 51.4 (2008): 458-481. (Reprinted in Reading Modern Drama, Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2012: 83-106.)

Book Chapters

“Slow Food, SciFi: Horizons of American environmental culture,” in Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities, eds. Ursula K. Heise, Jon Christensen and Michelle Nieman (forthcoming 2016).

“The City Refigured: Environmental Vision in a Transgenic Age,” in Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century, eds. Stephanie LeMenager, Teresa Shewry and Ken Hiltner, London: Routledge, 2011, pp. 85-102.

“Compassion, Commodification and The Lives of Animals,” in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment, eds. Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George Handley, London: Oxford UP, 2010, pp. 200-215.

Review Essays & Book Reviews

“Poetry of Locale and Loss in Postindustrial America,” review of Adrienne Su, Living Quarters (San Francisco: Manic D. Press, 2015) and Maxine Kumin, And Short the Season (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2014) in Public Books (2015).

Review of Rob Nixon, Slow Violence: Environmentalism of the Poor (Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2011) in Modern Fiction Studies 59.4 (2013): 847-849.

“Michael Pollan’s Dilemma,” review of Michael Pollan, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (New York: Penguin, 2013) in Public Books (2013).

“Junk Culture and the Post-Genomic Age.” Review of Thierry Bardini, Junkware. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2011. Postmodern Culture (2011).

Other Publications

“Environmental Art and Awareness in the Age of Apps,” Media Section of Resilience 1.2 (Winter 2014).

“Interview: Rob Nixon,” co-edited with Robert P. Marzec, Public Culture 26.2 (2014).

“A Brief History of Public Art and the L.A. River,” KCET Artbound (March 20, 2014).

“The Power of Play in Urban Environmentalism: Interview with Jenny Price,” Resilience 1.1 (2014).

“Urban Ecologies and Social Practice Art,” Media Section of Resilience 1.1 (2014).

“The Future of Food in California,” Boom: A Journal of California 3.4 (Winter 2013).

©2014 Allison Carruth