Research and Publications


Edited Collections and Special Issues

Situating Sustainability: A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts. Edited by Parker Krieg and Reetta Toivanen. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press, 2021.

“Food Cultures and Critical Sustainability.” Humanities journal, edited by Steven Hartman, Parker Krieg, and Lea Rekow (2021).

Journal Articles

“Beyond Flexible Nature: Raymond Williams after Post-Fordism.” Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power 9 (2021): forthcoming.

“Coal Optimism: Carbon Ideologies and the Good Lives of Extraction.” Textual Practice 35.3 (2021): 431-448.

“‘A Better Informed Citizen of North America’: Environmental Memory and Frames of Justice in William T. Vollmann’s Transnational Metafiction.” Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities. 1.2 (2020): 62-75.

“On Bernard Stiegler’s Confinement.” Literary Geographies 6.2 (2020): 239-244.

“Planetary Delta: Anthropocene Lives in the Blues Memoir.” A/B: Auto/Biography Studies 35.1 (2020): 161-181. Reprinted in Life Writing in the Anthropocene, eds. Jessica White and Gillian Whitlock. Routledge (May 2021).

“‘By Means Other than Life:’ Literature as Posthuman Memory.” Con Texte 2.1 (2018): 22-27.

“Carnival Anthropocene: Myth and Cultural Memory in Monique Roffey’s Archipelago.” Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture, and Environment 9.2 (2018): 41-55.

“Energy Futures: John Updike’s Petrofictions.” Studies in American Fiction 44.1 (2017): 87-112.

Book Chapters

“The Pharmacological Table: Environmental Memory in the New Nordic Cuisine.” Food in Memory and Imagination: Place, Space, and Taste. Eds. Beth Forrest and Greg de St. Maurice. New York: Bloomsbury (forthcoming)

“From Scale to Antagonism: Reading the Human in Kurt Vonnegut’s Galápagos.” Close Reading the Anthropocene. Ed. Helena Feder. Routledge, 2021, pp. 175-189.

“Boom/Bust: Tragic Logistics and Accelerationist Comedy in Petroleum Transport.” Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change. Ed. Tatiana Prorokova. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2020, pp. 211-226.

Book Reviews

“Nature, Class, and New Deal Literature: The Country Poor and the Great Depression, by Stephen Fender.” Textual Practice 26.6 (2012): 1157-1160.

Work in Stages

“Jesmyn Ward and William T. Vollmann in Finland: Genres of Environmental Justice.” Contemporary American Fiction in the European Classroom: Teaching and Texts. Edited by Laurence Mazzeno and Sue Norton. Palgrave Macmillan, with press.

“Climate Change Narratives, Publics, and the Professional-Managerial Class.” Teaching the Literature of Climate Change. Edited by Debby Rosenthal. Modern Language Association, with press.


“Anthropocene Conjunctures.” Written with Paola Minoia. Situating Sustainability: A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts. Helsinki University Press, forthcoming.

“Heritage Naturecultures.” Written with Suzie Thomas and Xenia Zeiler. Situating Sustainability: A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts. Helsinki University Press, forthcoming.

Conference Papers & Talks

“Environmental Humanities after Globalization.” Global Café lecture, School of Global Integrative Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (2021)

“Coal Optimism: Waste as Trauma in U.S. Coal Culture.” Development and Waste Workshop (Zoom), Center for the History of Global Development, Shanghai University, China (2020)

“Historicizing Speculation: On the Speculate This! Manifesto (After Occupy).” Departmental Talk. SF at the Limits. University of Helsinki (2019)

“What is the Contribution of Environmental Humanities in the Sustainability and Climate Change Debate?” (Panel) First Baltic Conference on Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences (BALTEHUMS). University of Latvia, Riga (2018)

“Networks Beyond Extraction: The Aesthetics of Peripheral Oil Industries.” 17th Biennial Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference in North American Studies. University of Helsinki (2018)

“Feedback: Environmental Memory in the Blues Memoir.” 24th annual Delta Symposium, Arkansas State University (2018)

“By Means Other Than Life: Bernard Stiegler and Anthropocene Remembering.” Confronting the Narratives of the Anthropocene, Narrare: Center for Narrative Studies, University of Tampere (2017)

“Environmental Memory in Contemporary U.S. Literature.” Finnish American Studies Association, University of Helsinki (2017)

“Deregulatory Fantasies in Science Fiction.” Post-Graduate English Seminar, University of Helsinki (2017)

“Environmental Memory: Richard Wright and the Lynching Memorial.” Cultural Memory and Oral History Studies Seminar, University of Helsinki (2017)

“Environmental Memory and Postcolonial Climate Change: Monique Roffey’s Caribbean.” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, Wayne State University (2017)

“Energy Democracy Beyond Neoliberalism.” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, University of Idaho (2015)

“Environmental Memory and Historiographic Metafiction: William Vollmann writes North America.” Rethinking Environmental Consciousness, Mid Sweden University (2014)

“Metabolism, Malaise, Modernity: Rabbit is Rich and the 1979 Energy Crisis.” Cultural Studies Association, University of Utah (2014)

“Time, Ecology, and the Modernism of Lewis Mumford.” Art History Association, University of Oregon (2012)

“Why the Environmental Humanities Matter.” Graduate Studies Association, University of Oregon (2012)

“Terminal Worlds: Absent Futures and the Peak Oil Novel.” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, Indiana University (2011)