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Current CV (January 2021)

Featured Publications

Sole author unless otherwise indicated


Novel Ecologies, under contract with The University of Chicago Press, anticipated publication date 2022.

Literature and Food Studies, co-authored with Amy L. Tigner, Literature and Contemporary Thought Series, London: Routledge, 2018.

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

Edited Volumes

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 (2011).

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Salvage Humanities: Methodological Experiments in Environmental Art, Science, and Storytelling, ” in preparation.

“Narrative and Environmental Innovation,” in The Cambridge Companion to Environmental Humanities, eds. Jeffrey Cohen and Stephanie Foote, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, forthcoming 2021.

“Modernism and Gastronomy,” in The Cambridge Companion to Food and Literature, ed. J. Michelle Coghlan, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2020.

Wild Ecosystems, Culinary Abstractions and the Long Tails of Modernism,Modernism/modernity Print Plus, 4.2 (2019).

“Avant-Garde Food Writing, Modernist Cuisine,” in Food and Literature, ed. Gitanjali G. Shahani, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2018, pp. 220-236.

“Wily Ecologies: Comic Futures for American Environmentalism,” American Literary History, published online December 2017, in print 30.1 (2018): 103-133. [Project Muse article link]

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

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

“Open Source Foodways: Agricultural Commons and Participatory Art,” ASAP Journal 1.1 (2016): 95-122. [PDF—Published Version, journal made this issue open access]

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

“The Green Avant-Garde,” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 2.1 (2014); Translated into Russian and reprinted as “Аллисон Каррут: Зеленый авангард: хакеры питания и кибераграрии,” Moscow Art Journal (2017).

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]

“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, 2011, pp. 200-215.

“Bog Lands and Digital Markets: Seamus Heaney’s Late Poetry,” Pacific Coast Philology 46 (2011): 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, Edited by Alan Ackerman, Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2012: 83-106.


“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).

Public Writing

“Wild Cuisines, Risky Futures,” with Camille Frazier, KCET (August 21, 2018)

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

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