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Articles and Chapters

 

“Material Feminisms in the Anthropocene.” Cecilia Äsberg and Rosi Braidotti, editors, Feminist Companion to the Posthumanities. Springer, forthcoming, 2017.

 

“Unmoor.”  Veer Ecology: Keywords for Ecotheory.  Ed. Jeffrey J. Cohen and Lowell Duckert, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.  Forthcoming, 2017.

 

 “Your Shell on Acid: Material Immersion, Anthropocene Dissolves.” Richard Grusin and John C. Blum eds. Anthropocene Feminisms, University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

 

“The Anthropocene at Sea: Temporality, Paradox, Compression.” Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities, ed. Jon Christensen, Ursula K. Heise, Michelle Niemann. 2017.

 “Ecology.” Invited essay for Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, primer volume of the Gender series, Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, MacMillan Cengage, 2016.

 

“Elemental Love in the Anthropocene.” Elemental Ecocriticism. Ed, Jeffery J. Cohen and Lowell Duckert. University of Minnesota Press, 2015.

 

“Nature.” Oxford Feminist Theory Handbook, ed. Lisa Jane Disch and Mary Hawkesworth. Oxford University Press, 2015.

  

“Oceanic Origins, Plastic Activism, and New Materialism at Sea” Invited essay for Material Ecocriticism, edited by Serenella Iovino, Serpil Oppermann, University of Indiana Press, 2014.

 

“Feminist Science Studies: Aesthetics and Entanglement in the Deep Sea.” Invited essay for the Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism, ed. Greg Garrard. Oxford UP, Spring 2014): 188-204. http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199742929.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199742929-e-014

 

“Violet-Black: Ecologies of the Abyssal Zone.” Invited chapter for Prismatic Ecologies: Ecotheory Beyond Green, edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

 

“Jellyfish Science, Jellyfish Aesthetics: Posthuman Reconfigurations of the Sensible.”  Invited essay for Thinking With Water, edited by Janine MacLeod, Cecilia Chen, and Astrida Neimanis.  McGill-Queens University Press, Canada. 2013: 139-164.

 

“States of Suspension: Trans-Corporeality at Sea,” Invited essay for special issue of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, on “Material Ecocriticsm,” ed. by Heather Sullivan and Dana Phillips.  19.3 Summer 2012: 476-493.

 

“Dispersing Disaster: The Deepwater Horizon, Ocean Conservation, and the Immateriality of Aliens.” Invited essay for Disasters, Environmentalism, and Knowledge.  Ed. Sylvia Mayer and Christof Mauch, the Bavarian American Academy, the Universitätsverlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2012: 175-192.

 

 “Eluding Capture:  The Science, Culture and Pleasure of “Queer” Animals.” Invited essay for Queer Ecologies:  Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire, ed. Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson, Indiana UP, 2010: 15-36. 

 

“The Naked Word: The Trans-corporeal Ethics of the Protesting Body.” 20.1 Women & Performance, 2010: 15-36. Republished in Swedish:  "Det nakna ordet. Den protesterande kroppens transkorporala etik." (Trans. Anna Karlsson). TGV, Tidskrift för genusvetenskap (Journal of Gender Studies), 2011: 4.

 

  “Insurgent Vulnerability and the Carbon Footprint of Gender.” Women, Gender & Research. (Kvinder, Kon og Forskning, Denmark) 3 2009: 22-35. (Distributed at COP15, international climate change summit, December 2009). Also available at: http://www.uta.edu/english/alaimo/pdfs/alaimo_climate.pdf

 

 “MCS Matters:  Material Agency in the Science and Practices of Environmental Illness.”  Invited essay for special Issue of TOPIA:  Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Spring 2009: 9-28.

 

“Introduction:  Emerging Models of Materiality in Feminist Theory,” (with Susan J. Hekman) in Material Feminisms. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2008: 1-19.

 

“Trans-Corporeal Feminisms and the Ethical Space of Nature,” in Material Feminisms. Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 2008: 237-264.

 

"The Trouble with Texts, or Teaching Green Cultural Studies in Texas,” in Teaching North American Environmental Literatures, ed. Frederick O. Waage, Mark Long, and Laird Christensen. New York: MLA, 2008: 369-376.

 

 “This is about Pleasure:  An Ethics of Inhabiting,” in  Architecture, Ethics, and the Personhood of Place,  ed. Gregory Caicco. University Press of New England, 2007: 151-172.

 

“‘Comrades of Surge’:  Meridel Le Sueur, Cultural Studies, and the Corporeal Turn,”  ISLE:  Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment  12.2 Winter 2005: 55-74.

 

 “Discomforting Creatures:  Monstrous Natures in Recent Films,” in Beyond Nature Writing, ed. Karla Armbruster and Kathleen Wallace, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2001: 279-296.

 

“Cultural Difference and Epistemic Rupture:  The Vanishing Acts of Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Alfredo Véa Jr.” MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U. S.) 25.2 Summer 2000.

 

“Endangered Humans?:  Wired Bodies and the Human Wilds,” Camera Obscura 40-41 (May 1997): 227-244.

 

“The Undomesticated Ground of Feminism:  Mary Austin and the Progressive Women Conservationists,” Studies in American Fiction 26.1 (Spring 1998): 73-96.

 

“Displacing Darwin and Descartes: The Bodily Transgressions of Fielding Burke, Linda Hogan, and Octavia Butler,” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment  3.1 (Fall 1996):  47-66.  Reprinted as “‘Skin Dreaming’: The Bodily Transgressions of Fielding Burke, Linda Hogan, and Octavia Butler,” in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism: Theory, Interpretation, Pedagogy, edited by Greta Gaard and Patrick D. Murphy, University of Illinois, 1998. Excerpted and reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism (section on Linda Hogan,) ed. Jeffrey Hunter.  Gale Cenage 2010: 166-174.          

 

"Cyborg and Ecofeminist Interventions:  Challenges for Environmental Feminism."  Feminist Studies 20.1 (Spring 1994): 133-152.

 

“The Morgesons:  A Feminist Dialogue of Bildung and Descent," Legacy: A  Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers 8.1 (Spring 1991):  29-37.  

 

 

Essays, Response Essays, Position Papers, Manifestos, Commentaries, Review Essays, Preface 

 

Afterword. Ocean Legalities: The Law and Life of the Sea, ed. Irus Braverman and Elizabeth Johson, in process.

 

Preface. Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities. Ed. Sarah Jaquette Ray and Jay Sibara. University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming 2017.

 

“Trans-corporeal.” Entry for The Posthuman Glossary, on the concept I developed, ed. Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova, Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming.

 

 “Introduction: Gender and Matter.” In Matter, volume editor, Alaimo, part of the Gender series, MacMillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, Editor, renee hoogland; Associate Editors, Nicole Fleetwood and Iris Van der Tuin. 2017.

 

“When the Newt Shut Off the Lights: Scale, Practice, Politics” Teaching Climate Change in Literary and Cultural Studies, ed. Stephanie LeMenager, Stephen Siperstein and  Shane D. Hall. Invited, 2016.

 

 “Animals.” Essay for Keywords in the Study of Environment and Culture, ed. Joni Adamson, William Gleason, David N. Pellow. New York: NYU Press, 2015.

 

 “Bring your Shovel.” Manifesto for inaugural issue of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities. 1.1 December 2013.

 

“Thinking as the Stuff of the World.” Invited essay for inaugural issue of O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies,  1.1 Autumn 2013: 13-21. http://o-zone-journal.org/short-essay-cluster

 

“Sexual Matters: Darwinian Feminism and the Nonhuman Turn.” J19: Journal of Nineteenth Century Americanists. 1.2 (Fall 2013): 390-396.

 

 “Sustainable This, Sustainable That: New Materialisms, Posthumanism, and Unknown Futures.” Invited essay for the PMLA (Publication of the Modern Language Association), “Theories and Methodologies” section. 127.3 (May 2012): 558-564.

 

“New Materialisms, Old Humanisms: or, Following the Submersible.”  Invited position paper for the “Taking Turns” series in NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. 19.4: (December 2011): 280-284. Reprinted in Researching Gender, ed. Christina Hughes, SAGE, 2012, Sage Fundamentals of Applied Research series.

 

 “Ecology.” Invited essay. The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science, ed. Bruce Clarke and Manuela Rossini, New York: Routledge, 2010: 100-111.

 

“Material Engagements: Science Studies and the Environmental Humanities.” Invited position paper for the inaugural issue of Ecozon@ European Journal on Literature, Culture, and Environment 1.1 (Spring 2010) 69-74.

 

 “Ecofeminism without Nature? Questioning the Relation between Feminism and Environmentalism.” Invited commentary for the International Feminist Journal of  Politics, 10.3 2008: 299-304.

 

“Feminism, Nature, and Discursive Ecologies,” special issue of the Electronic Book Review, on Critical Ecologies, guest edited by Cary Wolfe.  EBR  IV (Winter 1996-7), http://www.altx.com/ebr/ebr4/alaimo.htm.

 

 

Reprints, Translations, Notable Distributions

 (German translation) “Anthropocene Materiality: Puddles, Purses, Jellies, and Nests,” for “Nature after Nature,” exhibition catalog, curated by Susanne Pfeffer, Kassell: Fridericianum Museum, forthcoming 2017.

 (Polish translation)  “Deviant Agents: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity,” chapter from Bodily Natures, translated by Monika Rogowska- Stangret, to be published in Philosophical- Literary Review (Przegląd Filozoficzno-Literacki) 2017.

(Greek translation) “Eluding Capture: The Science, Culture and Pleasure of “Queer” Animals,” translated by and with an introduction byJohn Giannis/Rigas Ioannis, for a DIY activist zine, with new illustrations, 2017.

 (Portuguese translation). “Trans-corporeal Feminisms and the Ethical Space of Nature,” originally published in Material Feminisms. Trans. Susana Funck.for special section on New (Feminist) Materialisms in Revista Estudos Feministas (Brazil). Forthcoming 2017.

(Reprint) Excerpt from “Violet-Black: Ecologies of the Abyssal Zone,” in Prismatic Ecologies: Ecotheory Beyond Green, edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014, “reprinted” (prior to publication) in Aquatopia, the catalogue from the “Aquatopia” art exhibition, Nottingham Contemporary Museum and Tate St. Ives, United Kingdom, 2013. 

(Two reprints) “New Materialisms, Old Humanisms: or, Following the Submersible.”  Invited position paper for “Taking Turns” series in NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. 19.4: (December 2011): 280-284. Reprinted in Researching Gender, ed. Christina Hughes, SAGE, 2012, Sage Fundamentals of Applied Research series. Reprinted in Debates in Nordic Gender Studies: Differences Within, ed. Malin Rönnblom, Cecilia ÅsbergTaylor and Francis, 2014.

 (Two reprints) “Displacing Darwin and Descartes: The Bodily Transgressions of Fielding Burke, Linda Hogan, and Octavia Butler,” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 3.1 (Fall 1996):  47-66.  Reprinted as “‘Skin Dreaming’: The Bodily Transgressions of Fielding Burke, Linda Hogan, and Octavia Butler,” in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism: Theory, Interpretation, Pedagogy, edited by Greta Gaard and Patrick D. Murphy, University of Illinois, 1998. Excerpted and reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism (section on Linda Hogan) ed. Jeffrey Hunter. Gale Cenage 2010: 166-174.

 (Swedish Translation.) "Det nakna ordet. Den protesterande kroppens transkorporala etik." (Trans. Anna Karlsson). TGV, Tidskrift för genusvetenskap (Journal of Gender Studies), 2011: 4.  (Originally, “The Naked Word:  The Trans-corporeal Ethics of the Protesting Body,” 20.1 Women & Performance, 2010: 15-36.)

(Notable Distribution.) “Insurgent Vulnerability and the Carbon Footprint of Gender.” Women, Gender & Research (Kvinder, Kon og Forskning, Denmark) 3 2009: 22-35.  [This special edition of the journal was distributed to government officials and NGO leaders at the global climate change talks in Copenhagen, COP15, December 2009.] 

For Artists and Exhibitions

 

Invited essay for exhibition catalogue, edited by Susan Pfeffer, “Nature after Nature,” Fridericianum Arts Museum, Kassel, Germany. (Forthcoming 2017).

 

Contributed 10 entries (prose poems/creative nonfiction/compressed research essays) to Marina Zurkow’s book/catalogue project, More & More “ a multi-modal art and research project examining the complex interplay between global trade, shipping, import / export, legal / illegal exchange of goods and people, the deep sea, deep time, and the weather.”  Published in book form,  More & More: A Guide to the Harmonized System (Punctum Books: Brooklyn, 2016) and to appear as part of installations, http://punctumbooks.com/titles/moremore-a-guide-to-the-harmonized-system/

 

Swam with Irish swim artist Vanessa Daws at BABEL 2014 in Santa Barbara, CA, in the event “Swimography,” and wrote a brief account of the experience which she included in her essay “Psychoswimography: Santa Barbara,” in Visual Artists Newssheet, March-April 2015. http://visualartists.ie/category/van-ebulletin/visual-artists-news-sheet/  Passage that I wrote also included in the artist’s book, Psychoswimography: Santa Barbara, 2015. 

Interviews

Audio interview with Katie McKeown, for the New Books in Environmental Studies, New Books Network, about Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times, March 2017: (http://newbooksnetwork.com/category/science-technology/environmental-studies/)

 

Culture of Energy Podcast, #39, with Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer, Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences Rice University. October 2016.

http://culturesofenergy.com/ep-39-stacy-alaimo-introducing-felix/ . Chosen as one of the favorite podcasts of the year:  http://culturesofenergy.com/the-cultures-of-energy-podcast-a-year-in-review/.

 

Interview for MLA Commons, The Commons Newswire, with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Sharon O’Dare, and Stephanie LeMenager “Group Spotlight: Ecocriticism and the Environmental Humanities,” 2015  http://thewire.commons.mla.org/ecocriticism-environmental-humanities/

 

Interview with Helena Feder. “Changing Nature: Stacy Alaimo and Cary Wolfe at ASLE” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (2014): 1-21.

 

Audio interview with Brandon Fiedor for New Books Network, Critical Theory, about Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self. July 2013. http://newbooksincriticaltheory.com/

 

Video interview with Peter Shea, for “The Bat of Minerva.”  University of Minnesota, Institute for Advanced Study. http://ias.umn.edu/media/BatofMinerva.php; http://ias.umn.edu/2009/11/03/alaimo-stacy-2/