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Curren CV (May 2017)

Featured Publications

In Progress

Creative Ecology in an Age of Crisis (book project in progress).

“Earthworks: On Biospheres, Lively Texts, and Futures beyond the Anthropocene”
(article under review).

“Agrarian Modernism, Avant-Garde Farms” (article in progress).


Literature and Food Studies, co-authored with Amy L. Tigner, Literature and Contemporary Thought Series, Routledge, Forthcoming 2017.

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

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

“Ecological Media Studies and the Matter of Digital Technologies,” PMLA, Eco-DH special cluster 131.2 (March 2016): 364-372.

“Open Source Foodways: Agricultural Commons and Participatory Art,” ASAP Journal 1.1 (2016): 95-122.

“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. [PDF—Author’s Final Version]

“Culturing Food: Bioart and In Vitro Meat,” Parallax 19.1 (2013): 88-100.[PDF—Author’s Final Version]

“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. [PDF—Published Version, per open access policy]

“‘The Chocolate Eater’: Food Traffic and Environmental Justice in Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby,” Modern Fiction Studies 55.3 (2009): 596-619. [PDF—Published Version, per open access policy]

“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

“Modernism and Gastronomy,” in The Cambridge Companion to Food and Literature, ed. J. Michelle Coghlan, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, Forthcoming 2018.

“Avant-Garde Food Writing, Modernist Cuisine,” in Literature and Food, ed. Gitanjali Shahani, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, Forthcoming 2017.

“Slow Food, Low Tech: Environmental Narratives of Agribusiness and Its Alternatives,” in Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities, eds. Ursula K. Heise, Jon Christensen and Michelle Nieman, London: Routledge, 2017, pp. 313-322.

“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

“The Postindustrial Pastoral,” 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 (June 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 (January 2014).

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

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