The News at the Ends of the Earth
My new book, entitled The News at the Ends of the Earth: The Ecomedia of Polar Exploration, is currently under review. In it I examine polar expeditionary newspapers and other forms of knowledge that circulate geophysical and climatic extremity, both in the age of polar exploration and in our current moment of climate change and polar resource extraction.
Special Focus Issue Editor, "Oceanic Studies," Atlantic Studies 10:2 (2013): 151-227.
"Texts from Antarctica: The Time and Place of Polar Ecomedia," Neither the Time Nor the Place, eds. Christopher Castiglia and Susan Gillman (University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming).
"Charles Francis Hall's Arctic Researches," The Sea and Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literary Culture, eds. Steven Mentz and Martha Elena Rojas (Routledge Press, 2017), 47-65.
Roundtable on Turns of Event, co-authored with Hannah Lauren Murray, J. Michelle Coghlan, Stephanie Palmer, and Tom F. Wright, Journal of American Studies 51:3 (2017).
"'Bitter with the Salt of Continents': Rachel Carson and Oceanic Returns," Women's Studies Quarterly 45: 1-2 (Spring/Summer 2017): 287-291.
"Introduction: Academic Positioning Systems," Turns of Event: American Literary Studies in Motion (University of Pennsylvania Press: 2016), 1-12.
"Speaking Substances: Ice" Los Angeles Review of Books. March 21, 2016. https://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/speaking-substances-ice.
"Terraqueous Planet: The Case for Oceanic Studies," The Planetary Turn: Art, Dialogue, and Geoaesthetics in the 21st-Century, eds. Amy J. Elias and Christian Moraru (Northwestern University Press, 2015).
"The News at the End of the Earth: Polar Periodicals," Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies, eds. Dana Luciano and Ivy Wilson (New York University Press, 2014).
"Melville and Oceanic Studies," New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville, ed. Robert S. Levine (Cambridge, 2013).
"First Person Nautical: Poetry and Play at Sea," co-author Jason Rudy, J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 1:1 (Spring 2013) 189-194.
"Introduction: Oceanic Studies," Atlantic Studies 10:2 (2013): 151-155
"John Cleves Symmes and the Planetary Reach of Polar Exploration," American Literature 84:2 (June 2012)
"Melville and the Novel of the Sea," Cambridge History of the American Novel (Cambridge: 2011)
"The Prospect of Oceanic Studies," PMLA 125:3 (May 2010)
"'No Life You Have Known': Or, Melville's Contemporary Critics," Leviathan 13:1 (March 2011)
"Douglass's and Melville's 'Alphabets of the Blind,'" Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation, eds. Robert S. Levine and Samuel Otter (University of North Carolina Press, 2008), 257-78.
"Introduction," Horrors of Slavery, or, The American Tars in Tripoli, by William Ray, ed. Hester Blum (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, Subterranean Lives Series, 2008), ix-xxix.
"American Graves, Pacific Plots," American Literary Geographies: Space and Cultural Production, 1588-1888, eds. Martin Brückner and Hsuan L. Hsu (University of Delaware Press, 2007), 149-170.
"Before and After the Mast: James Fenimore Cooper and Ned Myers," Pirates, Jack Tar, and Memory: New Directions in American Maritime History, eds. Paul A. Gilje and William Pencak (Mystic Seaport Museum, CT, 2007), 115-134.
"Atlantic Trade," A Companion to Herman Melville, ed. Wyn Kelley (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006), 113-128.
Eleventh Annual International Melville Conference, London, June 2017
Movement and Mobility Symposium, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, April 27-28, 2017
Archipelagoes/Oceans/Americas Symposium, Brigham Young University, October 6-7, 2016
Florida International University/Bayerische Amerika-Akademie, June 7, 2016
McNeil Center Biennial Graduate Student Conference, "The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America," September 30, 2011
University of North Florida, May 1, 2018
Northwestern University, November 13, 2017
Yale University, October 13, 2017
CUNY Graduate Center, May 5, 2016
Columbia University, April 15, 2016
University of Michigan, November 12, 2015
Bayreuth University, Bayreuth, Germany, October 23, 2015
Baylor University, April 24, 2015
Bowdoin College, March 2, 2015
University of Pennsylvania, February 24, 2015
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, December 5, 2014
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, November 25, 2014
University of Sussex, November 11, 2014
University of Nottingham, November 10, 2014
Early American Literature and Material Texts Workshop, McNeil Center for Early American Studies and Library Company of Philadelphia, July 23, 2014
University of Oxford, May 30-31, 2014
University of Miami, March 27, 2014
Rice University, January 24, 2014
Pomona College, November 11, 2013
UC Irvine, May 21, 2013
Oakland University, March 18, 2013
CUNY Graduate Center, November 30, 2012
Princeton University, November 7, 2012
University of Massachusetts-Boston, November 1, 2012
University of Delaware English Roundtable, May 3, 2012
University of Delaware History Workshop, February 28, 2012
CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series, University of Toronto Centre for the Book and the Centre for the Study of the United States, November 17, 2011
University of South Carolina, November 10, 2011
Freibert/Wittreich Symposium and Wittreich Symposium-Graduate Workshop on Archival Research, University of Louisville, November 3-4, 2011
Rumowicz Literature of the Sea Lecture/Seminar Series, University of Rhode Island, April 21, 2011
UCLA, Americanist Research Colloquium, January 27, 2011
Rutgers University, "Where is American Literary Studies Now? Transnational Paradigms Across Historical Periods," November 12, 2010
Cornell University, Americanist Reading Group, November 4, 2010
New York Metro American Studies Association, New York, October 27, 2010
University of Kentucky, October 18, 2010
University of Maryland, Local Americanists Lecture Series, September 24, 2010
UC Santa Barbara Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, April 22, 2010
Harvard American Literature Colloquium, Cambridge, MA, October 22, 2008
Plenary Speaker, Futures of American Studies Institute, Dartmouth College, June 16-22, 2008
Unauthorized States, Notre Dame, April 4-5, 2008
American Literature Seminar, University of Pennsylvania, November 2003
C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, Washington College, MD, March 2003
Book project on ice in an age of warming: Our New Ice Age
Book project on the "Female Robinson Crusoe"
Article on Typee and Omoo in the Arctic