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Timothy Morton
Professor
Rita Shea Guffey Chair and Professor in English
 
e-mail:Timothy.B.Morton@rice.edu
 
  • M.A. English (1993) Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • D.Phil. English (1993) Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • B.A. English (1989) Oxford, Oxford, UK
 
Primary Department
   Department of English
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of English
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    Websites
     Ecology without Nature
     
    Research Areas
     English literature 1790 to 1900, literature and the environment, philosophy, ecology, religion (Buddhism), music, visual art, food.
     

    General Synopsis

     

    I trained in the late 1980s in historical and historicist approaches to literary criticism, at Oxford, where I wrote a dissertation on vegetarianism in the work of the Shelleys. 


    Since the mid-1990s I have gravitated towards the philosophical side of literary scholarship, and towards a broader focus on issues in ecology and culture. 


    I now write work that is both historical and philsophical, for intance my study of the reception of Buddhism in the long nineteenth century; a book on objects and causality; and a study of phenomena such as global warming and how they impact human social and philosophical space.

     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Timothy Morton and Dominic Boyer, “Hyposubjects,” Cultural Anthropology (January, 2016). 


    http://www.culanth.org/fieldsights/798-hyposubjects
     
     

    “Dream,” Cultural Anthropology (January, 2016). 


    http://culanth.org/fieldsights/797-dream
     
     

    “You Are Sitting on a Chair in the Sky,” in Christopher Schaberg and Mark Yakich, eds., Airplane Reading (Zero).

     
     

    Review of Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World (Princeton UP, 2015), in somatosphere

     
     

    “Před Objektem,” in Václav Janoščík, ed., Objekt (Kvalitář, 2015), 26–45.

     
     

    “Rock Your World (or, Theory Class Needs an Upgrade),” LA Review of Books, July 28.


    http://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/rock-your-world-or-theory-class-needs-an-reality-upgrade
     
     

    “There Must Be Some Kind of Way Out of Here,” Attempt 1 (Summer, 2015), 8–13.

     
     

    “This Biosphere Which Is Not One,” Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology (2015), 1–15. 

     
     

    “Where the Wild Things Are,” LA+: Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture 1 (2015), 60–65. 

     
     

    “Ecology,” in Claire Colebrook, ed., Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts (New York: Routledge, 2015), 41–47.

     
     

    “Human Thought at Earth Magnitude,” in Arie Altena, Mirna Belina and Lucas van der Velden, eds., The Geologic Imagination (Amsterdam: Sonic Acts Press, 2015), 163–178.

     
     

    “Mal-Functioning,” Yearbook of Comparative Literature 58 (2012), 95–114. 

     
     

    “X-Ray,” in Jeffrey Cohen, ed., Prismatic Ecologies (U of Minnesota P, 2014), 311–327.

     
     

    “She Stood in Tears Amid the Alien Corn: Thinking Through Agrilogistics,” diacritics 41.3 (2014), 90–113.

     
     

    “Victorian Hyperobjects,” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 36.5 (2014), 489–500.

     
     

    “Ecology in the Shadow of Oedipus,” Yes Naturally, ed. Ine Gevers, Henk Oosterling and Dennis Kerkchoffs (Rotterdam: nai010 Publishers, 2013), 18–23. 

     
     

    Thinking the Charnel Ground (the Charnel Ground Thinking): Auto-Commentary and Death in Esoteric Buddhism,” Glossator 7 (2013), 73–94.”

     
     

    “At the Edge of the Smoking Pool of Death: Wolves in the Throne Room” Helvete 1 (2013), 21–28. 

     
     

    “Biosynthesis: Same as It Ever Was,” Volume 35, 20–22

     
     

    “At the Edge of the Smoking Pool of Death: Wolves in the Throne Room,” Helvete 1 (2013), 21–28.

     
     

    “Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear,” in Singularum (Punctum, 2013). 

     
     

    “Poisoned Ground: Art and Philosophy in the Time of Hyperobjects,” Symplokē 21.1–2 (2013), 39–53.

     
     

    “Poisoned Ground: Art and Philosophy in the Time of Hyperobjects,” Symploke 21.1–2 (2013), 39–53.

     
     

    “Thinking the Charnel Ground (the Charnel Ground Thinking): Auto-Commentary and Death in Esoteric Buddhism,” Glossator 7 (2013), 73–94.

     
     

    Timothy Morton and Paul Thomas, “Kissing in the Shadow,” Continent 2.4 (2013), 289–334.

     
     

    Timothy Morton and Paul Thomas, “Kissing in the Shadow,” Continent 2.4 (2013), 289–334.

     
     

    “An Object-Oriented Defense of Poetry,” New Literary History 43.2 (2012), 205–224. 

     
     

    “Architecture without Nature,” tarp: Architecture Manual 10 (2012), 1–6. 

     
     

    “Art in the Age of Asymmetry: Hegel, Objects, Aesthetics,” Evental Aesthetics 1.1 (2012), 121–138. 

     
     

    “Ecology without the Present,” Oxford Literary Review 34.2 (2012), 229–238. 

     
     

    “Everything We Need: Scarcity, Scale, Hyperobjects,” Architectural Design 4 (2012), 78–81.

     
     

    “Guilt, Shame, Sadness: Tuning to Coexistence,” Volume 31 (2012), 16–18. 

     
     

    “Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear,” Singularum 1

     
     

    “Romantic Disaster Ecology: Blake, Shelley, Wordsworth,” in David Collings and Jacques Khalip, eds., “Romanticism and Disaster,” Romantic Circles Praxis (2012). 

     
     

    “The Oedipal Logic of Environmental Awareness,” Environmental Humanities 1 (2012), 7–21. 

     
     

    “Yukultji Napangati: Occupying Dreaming,” Discipline 2 (2012), 52–58.

     
     Articles
     

    “Jūs esate kirmgrau˛oje,” Doxa (January, 2016). (In Lithuanian.)


    http://doxa.lt/jus-esate-kirmgrauzoje/
     
     

    Leave Things Open,” Brooklyn Rail, November 5, 2015. 


    http://brooklynrail.org/2015/11/criticspage/leave-things-open
     
     

    “Charisma and Causality,” ArtReview (November, 2015). 

     
     

    “Hyperobjects,” High Country News 47.1 (January, 2015), 8–9.

     
     

    “Vi er ved at vågne op midt i et mareridt” (“We Are Waking Up in the Middle of a Nightmare”), Politken (Denmark), November 8, 2015. 

     
     

    “Apocalypse Tomorrow,” with Tom Kobialka and Julien Charrière, Sleek 45 (Spring, 2015), 101–107. 

     
     

    “Ghost Plants,” Notes for Miljohn Ruperto, “Voynich Botanical Studies,” The Whitney, Thomas Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles (April, 2014).

     
     

    “My Dead Push Up the Grass, Silently Turning to Dust,” sleeve notes for Blood Wedding, A Survey of Locked Modes (Future Audio Graphics, 2014). 

     
     

    “Ecological Toys with Bristles,” in Fan Di'An Zhang Ga, ed., Thingworld: International Triennial of New Media Art, 2014 (Beijing: National Art Museum of China, 2014), 82–93.

     
     

    Interview with Lisa Doeland, De Groene Amsterdammer, August 1, 2013, 50–51.

     
     

    “Paula Dawson, Hyperobject Detector,” notes for Paula Dawson, Hyperobject:Homeland at Holoshop: Drawing and Perceiving in Depth (Sydney) and Holocenter (New York).

     
     

    "What Ecology Really Means," Bare Essentials magazine (May 2012).

     
     Books
     

    Timothy Morton and Björk Guðmundsóttir, This Huge Sunlit Abyss From The Future Right There Next To You (New York: MoMA, 2015). 

     
     

    Timothy Morton, Marcus Boon and Eric Cazdyn, Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism and Theory (Chicago UP, 2015).

     
     

    Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (U of Minnesota P, 2013). 

     
     

    Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality (Ann Arbor: Open Humanities Press, 2013). 

     
     

    Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013).

     
     Book chapters
     

    “Spectres of the Non-human,” in Julian Charrière, For they that Sow the Wind (London: Parasol Unit, 2016), 64–67.

     
     

    Timothy Morton and Emilija Škarnulytė, “Yttrium Hypnosis,” in Nadim Samman and Boris Ondreicka, Rare Earth (Vienna, 2016).

     
     

    “The End of the World,” in Richard Grossinger, ed., Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 2015), 247–280. 

     
     

    “Elementality,” in Jeffrey Cohen and Lowell Duckert, eds., Elemental Ecocriticism (Minnesota UP), 271–285.

     
     

    “Sparkle Time Time Sparkle,” in Sophie Sleigh-Johnson, Chtonic Index (Southend: Focal Point Gallery, 2015), 66–79. 

     
     

    “Beauty Is Death,” in Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy and Sarah Wootton, eds., The Persistence of Beauty: Victorians to Moderns (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2015), 151–162. 

     
     

    “Ecology,” in Claire Colebrook, ed., Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts (New York: Routledge, 2015), 41–47.

     
     

    “From Things Flows What We Call Time,” in Olafur Eliasson et al., eds., Spatial Experiments: Models for Space Defined by Movement (Thames and Hudson, 2015), 349–351. 

     
     

    “Haim Steinbach Is Like a Perhaps Hand,” in Haim Steinbach, Object and Display (New York: Gregory Miller, 2015), 391–394. 

     
     

    “Human Thought at Earth Magnitude,” in Arie Altena, Mirna Belina and Lucas van der Velden, eds., The Geologic Imagination (Amsterdam: Sonic Acts Press, 2015), 163–178.

     
     

    “Ten Things I'd Like to Find on Pluto,” in Richard Grossinger, ed., Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 2015), 246. 

     
     

    “The Notes to Queen Mab and Shelley's Spinozism,” in Alan Weinberg and Timothy Webb, eds., The Neglected Shelley (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015), 77–94.

     
     

    “Deconstruction and / as Ecology,” in Greg Garrard, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism (Oxford UP, 2014), 291–304.

     
     

    “Pandora's Box: Avatar, Ecology, Thought,” in Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson, eds., Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 2014), 206–225. 

     
     

    “The Liminal Space between Things: Epiphany and the Physical,” in Serpil Opperman and Serenella Iovino, eds., Material Ecocriticism (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014), 269–279

     
     

    “Telephone Relay,” with Olafur Eliasson, in Olafur Eliasson: Riverbed (Esbjerg, Denmark: Rosendahls, 2014), 52–53.

     
     

    “Ecology in the Shadow of Oedipus,” Yes Naturally, ed. Ine Gevers, Henk Oosterling and Dennis Kerkchoffs (Rotterdam: nai010 Publishers, 2013), 18–23.

     
     

    “Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear,” in Singularum (Punctum, 2013).

     
     

    “Treating Objects Like Women: Feminist Ontology and the Question of Essence,” in Greta Gaard, Serpil Opperman and Simon Estok, eds., International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism (Routledge, 2013), 56–69.

     
     

    “Ecology without Nature,” in Carolin Wiederman and Soenke Zehle, Depletion Design: A Glossary of Network Ecologies (Theory on Demand 8) (Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2012), 63–69. 

     
     

    Reprint of “Objects as Semi-Autonomous Zones,” in Jamie Allen, Paul Boshears, Bernard Garnicnig, Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oef, A. Staley Groves and Nico Jenkins, eds., Continent: Year 1 (New York: Punctum, 2012), 105–114. 

     
     

    “Practicing Deconstruction in the Age of Ecological Emergency,” in Greg Garrard, ed., Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies (Palgrave, 2012), 156–166.

     
     

    “The Worlds of Dungeons and Dragons,” in John Cogburn, ed., Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy (Open Court, 2012), 151–164.

     
     Book reviews
     

    Janelle Schwartz, Worm Work: Recasting Romanticism (U Minnesota P, 2012), in ISLE (2013), 1–2. 

     
     Other
     

    “Les ‘hyperobjets’, le superconcept qui révolutionne la pensée écologique,” interview with Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Les Inrockuptibles, November 21. 

     
     

    Timothy Morton and Maya Tounta, “What Is the Soup?” (interview), CAC/ŠMC Interviu 24 (2015), 24–36. 

     
     

    “Naturen er Hæslig,” with Victor Boy Lindholm, Atlas (Autumn 2015), 48–9. 

     
     

    An interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, director of the Serpentine Gallery, for the Extinction Marathon, October 16-18, 2014. 


    http://dismagazine.com/disillusioned/discussion-disillusioned/68280/hans-ulrich-obrist-timothy-morton/
     
     

    Interview for Brooklyn Rail (November 2013)

     
     

    Interview with Lisa Doeland, De Groene Amsterdammer, August 1, 2013, 50–51. 

     
     

    "Metaphorisms," in META magazine, November 2012, available at http://www.meta-magazine.com/articles/metaphorisms. 

     
    Creative Works
     Commissioned Works - I Surrender
     An artwork for at “The Porcupines in the Room,” The Delfina Foundation, September 2015. , Timothy Morton, Delfina Foundation, (September 2015)
     
     Exhibitions - Solo - Dark Ecology
     Consulting with Charles Long for an exhibition at The Contemporary, Austin for the South by Southwest Music Festival, based on my concept of “dark ecology.” , Charles Long, The Contemporary, Austin, TX
     
     Performances - Is There Life on Stage
     A play/performance/installation about ecology, philosophy and aesthetics. , Goran Sergej Pristas (Croatia) with works by Timothy Morton, Zagreb
     
     Other - The Trip 2
     Consulting on The Trip 2 (starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, directed by Michael Winterbottom, 2014). , Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, BBC TV, (2014)
     
     Other - Metaphorisms
     A collaboration between me and Tammy Lu for META magazine., Timothy Morton (words), Tammy Lu (images), Meta Magazine, http://www.meta-magazine.com/articles/metaphorisms (November)
     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    “Live Evil: Patriarchal Life and Object Undeath,” SLSA (“After Biopolitics”), Houston, November 13.

     
     

    “What Makes Us Human? A Response to Judy Natal,” Cultures of Energy Symposium, Rice University, April 24.

     
     Invited Papers
     

    “Super Natural,” Voices of Urgency, FIAC, Paris, October 25.

     
     

    “Concentric Temporalities,” History and Politics of the Anthropocene, University of Chicago, May 17–18 (May 18). 

     
     

    “Dark Ecology,” Cultures of Energy Symposium, Rice University, April 20. 

     
     

    “Grotesque Romantic Ecology,” MLA, Boston, January 3. 

     
     

    “Raven Gloss: Victorian Dark Ecology,” MLA, Boston, January 6. 

     
     

    “What Vegetables Are Saying about Themselves,” Princeton University, May 3. 

     
     

    “Secret Agents ov Gaia,” American Academy of Religion,” Baltimore, November 23.

     
     

    “All Objects Are Deviant,” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, October 4. 

     
     

    Melancholy Objects,” MLA, Seattle, January 6. 

     
     

    Dawn of the Hyperobjects,” MLA, Seattle, January 8. 

     
     

    Fear of Nothing: Heidegger's Buddhism,” ALSCW, Claremont, March 11. 

     
     

    Undeath in the Ghost of Bushes: Postmodernism and Environmentality,” ALA, San Francisco, May 26. 

     
     

    Waking Up Inside an Object,” The Shape of the I, CU Boulder, April 13. 

     
     

    Closer than Hands and Feet: Plato's Cave and the Proximity of Things,” SLSA, Milwaukee, September 27–30. 

     
     

    Buddhist Objects,” SLSA, Milwaukee, September 27–30.

     
     

    Ecology without Presence: Some Romantic Models,” U of Western Ontario, November 1.

     
     

    “Dark Ecology Phase II,” Guimaraes, Portugal, October 28.

     
     

    “Dark Ecology: Art and Thinking in the Anthropocene,” Lisbon, October 26. 

     
     

    “Distributed Mind,” American Anthropological Association, November 16. 

     
     Invited Talks
     

    “You Are Inside a Wormhole: Portraits from within a Convex Mirror,” QSO LENS, Vilnius, November 28. 

     
     

    “On Ecological Touching: Knowing (as) Intimacy,” University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, February 5. 

     
     

    “The Party Cools of Stoan,” Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway, January 15.

     
     

    Ecological Awareness 101,” Loyola University, New Orleans, February 4, 2014.

     
     

    The Humanities in the Age of Ecological Emergency,” Provost's Lecture Series, Rice University, February 18, 2014.

     
     

    “Journey to the Center of the Ecological Chocolate,” The Contemporary, Austin, South by Southwest Music Festival, March 7, 2014.

     
     

    “Ecology without Agriculture: A Philosophical–Anthropological Investigation,” Anthropology Department, Rice University, January 16.

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    “Escape from Mesopotamia (12 000 Years Too Late),” Atmospheres: Emergence Architecture Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, February 7. 

     
     

    “From Them Flows What We Call Time,” Keynote, The Substance of Time, International Association for the Study of Time, Université de Paris 8, May 21–22.

     
     

    “How to Defeat Invisible Gods,” Keynote, Op3ra 2, Mexico City, June 26. 

     
     

    “How to Make a Catastrophe out of a Disaster,” Bétonsalon, Paris, December 19.

     
     

    “Humankind,” keynote, Approaching the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Humanities and Fine Arts, UC Santa Barbara, May 7–8, 2015.

     
     

    “Show Us Your Papers!” Keynote, Ethics, Agency and Aesthetics in the Anthropocene: A Symposium, UC Berkeley,  April 17, 2015

     
     

    “Subscendence,” SonicActs Festival, Amsterdam, February 26. 

     
     

    “The Fast Track to Ecological Sadness,” SonicActs Book Launch, Amsterdam, January 17. 

     
     

    “The Spectral Plain,” Keynote, The Fourth Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts (CARPA4), “The Nonhuman and the Inhuman in Performing Arts,” Theatre Academy, University of the Arts, Helsinki, June 11–13, 2015.

     
     

    “The Uncanny Valley Is in Fact a Gigantic Plain, Stretching as Far as the Eye Can See in Every Direction,” Keynote, HGSA Conference, Rice University, January 31

     
     

    “Hypocrites,” at “The Humanities in the Age of Ecological Crisis,” Northwestern University, November 4, 2014.

     
     

    “I Believe in Coral,” Keynote, Zooetics, Kaunas, Lithuania, December 19. 

     
     

    “Victorian Hyperobjects,” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, University of Texas, Houston, March 29. 

     
     

    “...and I Feel Fine?” Keynote at The End of Place as We Know It, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, September 19, 2014.

     
     

    Dark Ecology and Ecocriticism,” Deleuze and Ecocriticism Seminar, Berne, Switzerland, May 11, 2014.

     
     

    The Anthropocene: A Seminar,” Deleuze and Ecocriticism Seminar, Berne, Switzerland, May 11, 2014.

     
     

    Victorian Hyperobjects,” Interdisciplinary Nneteenth-Century Studies Conference, March 29, 2014.

     
     

    “Dark Ecology: Towards a Logic of Future Coexistence,” Wellek Lecture 2, UC Irvine, May 22, 2014. An endowed annual lecture previously given by philosophers such as Derrida and Baudrillard. 

     
     

    “Dark Ecology: Towards a Logic of Future Coexistence,” Wellek Lecture 3, UC Irvine, May 23, 2014. An endowed annual lecture previously given by philosophers such as Derrida and Baudrillard. 

     
     

    “Dark Ecology: Towards a Logic of Future Coexistence,” Wellek Lecture 1, UC Irvine, May 21, 2014. An endowed annual lecture previously given by philosophers such as Derrida and Baudrillard. 

     
     

    “Human Thought at Earth Magnitude,” Dark Ecology symposium, Kirkenes, Norway, October 9, 2014.

     
     

    “What Is Ecological Art?” Wordsworth and Basho Conference, The Wordsworth Museum, September 21, 2014.

     
     

    “Earworms,” Tuned City Brussels, Belgium, June 30. 

     
     

    “Mal-Functioning,” 2013 English Symposium Keynote, Rice University, September 13. 

     
     

    “Romantic Ecology Revisited,” Wordsworth Summer Conference, Rydal, UK, August 10. 

     
     

    “She Walks in Beauty like the Night in Which All Cows Are Black: Byron's Nonhuman,” International Byron Conference, London, July 3. 

     
     

    “The Dark Side of the Household Object,” University of Virginia, March 22. 

     
     

    “Things Are Fuzzy,” Yes Naturally, Gemeente Museum, The Hague, May 23. 

     
     

    “Automatic Nothingness,” Keynote, Performing Objects, Falmouth University, October 18

     
     

    “Bristles,” Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, George Washington University, November 15.

     
     

    “Weird Essentialism,” Keynote, Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, October 5.

     
     

    “Weird Essentialism,” Keynote, Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, October 5. 

     
     

    This Is Not My Beautiful Biosphere,” The Cultural History of Climate Change, Australian National University, August 27. 

     
     

    Ecological Awareness as Blindness,” ASLEC-ANZ, Monash University, Australia, September 1. 

     
     

    Dark Ecology: Philosophy in the Anthropocene,” U Wisconsin Madison, October 18.

     
     

    They Are Here,” The Nonhuman Turn, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, May 4. 

     
     

    “Underground, Unground, Ground Under,” U of Western Ontario, November 2.

     
     Lectures
     

    “Weird Embodiment,” UC Davis, May 9. 

     
     

    “What Is Ecological Philosophy?” Erasmus University, Rotterdam, May 24.

     
     

    “ ‘The Only Emergency Is the Lack of Emergency’: Reflections on Creativity in the Anthropocene,” University of Sussex, May 21. 

     
     

    Ecology without the Present,” Harvard, Febrary 6. 

     
     

    Whales within Whales: Ecological Emergency as the End of Human Narrative,” JNT Dialogue, Eastern Michigan University, March 16. 

     
     

    Of Planet-Sense,” Sense of Planet, National Institute for Experimental Arts, Australia, August 25. 

     
     

    On Entering the Anthropocene,” University of New South Wales, Australia, August 24. 

     
     

    Ecological Awareness Is a Strange Oedipal Loop,” University at Buffalo, September 24. 

     
     

    Art without You,” Limousin, France, September 8.

     
     Other
     

    “Artist Talk: Olafur Eliasson and Timothy Morton,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm, October 2. 

     
     

    “Cthonic Live,” Resonance FM, November 19. 

     
     

    “Electric Peanuts,” Dialogue with Paul Johnson, Focal Point Gallery, Southend, UK, March 21. 

     
     

    “Olafur Eliasson in Conversation with Tim Morton,” CPH:DOX documentary film festival, Copenhagen, November 11.

     
     

    “Planet-Scale Death Drive: Olafur Eliasson in Conversation with Timothy Morton,” CPH:DOX documentary film festival, Copenhagen, November 11.

     
     Panelist
     

    “Can We Let Spoons be Alive?” SLSA (“After Biopolitics”), Houston, November 14.

     
     

    “Have a Nice Dream,” Force and Power, the American Anthropological Association, Denver, November 21.

     
     

    Dark Ecology Roundtable, Dark Ecology Symposium, Kirkenes, Norway, October 11, 2014.

     
     

    Participant, Energy Arts Symposium, Rice University, March 20. 

     
     

    Re-Imagining the Global,” Roundtable, RMIT, Australia, August 31. 

     
     

    The Matter of Contradiction,” Roundtable, Limousin, France, September 8.

     
     

    “Nonhuman Queer,” “After Queer, After Humanism,” Roundtable, Rice University, September 15. 

     
     

    A case study for the Sawyer Seminar Cultures of Energy, with Gwen Bradford, Melinda Fagan and Simon Keller. Rice University, December 5 2012. 

     
     

    A symposium for The Global Nineteenth Century Sawyer Seminar, Rice University, May 19 2012. 

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    Roundtable, SonicActs Festival, Amsterdam, February 26.

     
     

    “Close Encounters: Haim Steinbach,” The Object is Present, The Menil Collection, Houston, June 28, 2014.

     
     

    “Great Disillusionments,” Rice University Victorian Studies Symposium, February 9.

     
     

    “After Biopolitics,” U Wisconsin, Madison, October 19. 

     
     

    A Sawyer Seminar at the University of Madison, Wisconsin, October 19, 2012.

     
     Session Chair
     

    Chair, Roundtable, “Who Am Us Anyway? The Human Species in a Posthuman Frame,” SLSA (“After Biopolitics”), Houston, November 14.

     
     

    Two Worlds Embracing One: Aesthetics, Mathematical Image-World, Physics, and the Humanities, SLSA, Milwaukee, September 29.

     
     Workshops
     

    “A.P.E: Art, Philosophy, Ecology,” Bétonsalon, Paris, December 18. 

     
     

    “The Anthropocene: Tactics for Understanding It in the Humanities,” Seminar, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, February 5. 

     
     

    “Ecology, Objects, Design,” Seminar, Zooetics, Kaunas, Lithuania, December 20. 

     
     

    “Ecology Kitsch Parchment” (a close reading symposium) with Bruce Holsinger, UVa, March 23. 

     
     

    “Environmentality,” University of Sussex, May 22. 

     
     

    “Some Problems in Ecological Philosophy,” Erasmus University, Rotterdam, May 24. 

     
     

    Ecophilosophy class, U of Wisconsin Madison, October 18.

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Environmental Humanities. (2015 - 2015)

     Other, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment . (2013 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Electronic Book Review. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Design Ecologies. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Critical Climate Change. Open Humanities Press. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Configurations. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Speculations. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Romanticism. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Punctum Records. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Punctum Books. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, PAN (Philosophy Activism Nature). (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Oxford Literary Review. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Object Lessons. Bloomsbury. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Itineration. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Environmental Philosophy. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Philosophy Activism Nature. (2013 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Configurations. (2013 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Collapse. (2013 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Critical Climate Change. Open Humanities Press. (2012 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Ecozon. (2013 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Punctum Records. Punctum. (2013 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Punctum Books. (2012 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Electronic Book Review. (2013 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Environmental Philosophy. (2011 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Oxford Literary Review. (2012 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, O-Zone. Punctum. (2011 - 2014)

     Other, University of Virginia Press. (2013 - 2013)

     Other, Open Humanities Press (New Metaphysics series). (2012 - 2014)

     Other, Open Humanities Press (Critical Climate change series). (2013 - 2013)

     Other, Culture and Society. (2013 - 2013)

     Other, Object Lessons. Bloomsbury. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Edinburgh University Press. (2013 - 2013)

     Other, Palgrave Press. (2013 - 2013)

     Other, Northwestern University Press. (2013 - 2013)

     Other, Cambridge University Press. (2013 - 2013)

     Other, University of Chicago Press. (2013 - 2013)

     Other, Textual Practice. (2013 - 2013)

     Other, Studies in Romanticism. (2013 - 2013)

     Other, Society and Space. (2013 - 2013)

     Other, PMLA. (2013 - 2013)

     Other, New Literary History. (2013 - 2013)

     Other, Mosaic. (2013 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Eco-Zon. (2015 - 2015)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Paul Caplan, Ph.D. “JPEG: The Quadruple Object” . (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Lisa Sperber, Ph.D. “The Poetic Relationship of Adrienne Rich, Jean Valentine and Jane Cooper” . (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Eric O'Brien, Ph.D. Inexpressible: The Agrarian Roots of Romantic Rhetoric. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Peter Weise, Ph.D. The Voice Beyond Language: The Sounds of Social, Political, and Environmental Concerns, 1688–1837. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Sonnet L'Abbé, Ph.D. “Green Men, Plant Brains and Nervetrees”. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Tobias Bates, Ph.D. Time and its Machines. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Theodore Geier, Ph.D. The Predicament and Protection of Nonhumans in British Romantic Literature, Law, and Culture. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Bryan Wallis, Ph.D. Wendell Berry, Ecology, Mysticism. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Christopher Tong, Ph.D. Chinese Nature Poetry of the Early Twentieth Century. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Diana Leong, Ph.D. Blackness and the Object: A Defense Against Ontology. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Sophia Hsu, Ph.D. Victorian Literature and Biopolitics. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Christopher Tong, Ph.D. “Beyond the Iron House: Humans, Nonhumans and the Environment in Modern Chinese Literature and Film, 1917–1937”. (2015) (Thesis Director)

     Peter Weise, Ph.D. “Eighteenth-Century Noise”. (2015) (Thesis Director)

     Bryan Wallis, Ph.D. “More Real than Real: Wendell Berry, Ecology, Mysticism”. (2015) (Thesis Director)

     Theodore Geier, Ph.D. “The Predicament and Protection of Nonhumans in British Romantic Literature, Law, and Culture”. (2015) (Thesis Director)

     Tobias Bates, Ph.D. “Time and Its Machines” . (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Duskin Drum, Ph.D. Nonhumans and Activism. (2016) (Thesis Director)

     Sarah Graham, Ph.D. Neuroscience and Nineteenth-Century Literature. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Michael Martel, Ph.D. Pater, Kant and Speculative Realism. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Sydney Boyd, Ph.D. Music and Literary Criticism. (2016) (Thesis Co-Director)

     Derek Woods, Ph.D. Biodiversity. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Diana Leong, Ph.D. “Blackness and the Object: A Defense Against Ontology”. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Mary Ellen Williams, Ph.D. Shelley (title TBA). (2016) (Thesis Director)

     Nicholas Valvo, Ph.D. Eighteenth-Century Representations of Debt. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Alanna Beroiza, Ph.D. Photography and Modernism (TBA). (2017) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Derek Woods, Ph.D. Ecocriticism and North American Literature (TBA). (2017) (Thesis Co-Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Shortlist, ASLE book of the year for Hyperobjects,