Recommended Readings

to be expanded and revised

General Environmental Humanities

  • Garrard, Greg. Ecocriticism. London: Routledge, 2012.
  • Haraway, Donna J. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Duke University Press, 2016.
  • Heise, Ursula K., Jon Christensen and Michelle Niemann (ed). The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities. Routledge, 2017.
  • Plumwood, Val. Feminism and the Mastery of Nature. Routledge, 1993.
  • Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt: The Mushroom at the End of the World. Princeton University Press, 2015.
  • Wenzel, Jennifer. 2020. The Disposition of Nature: Environmental Crisis and World Literature. Fordham University Press.
  • Seymour, Nicole. Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irrelevance in the Ecological Age. Minnesota University Press, 2018.
  • Liboiron, Max and Josh Lepawsky. Discard Studies. MIT Press, 2022.
  • LeMenager, Stephanie. Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Material Cultural Studies/New Materialisms

  • Alaimo, Stacy. Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.
  • Barad, Karen. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantam Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Duke University Press, 2007.
  • Bennett, Jane. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Duke University Press, 2010.
  • Crane, Kylie. Plastic and Concrete: Thinking Through Materialities. Bloomsbury Academic, 2024.
  • Davis, Heather. Plastic Matter. Duke University Press, 2022.
  • Hodder, Ian. Entangled: An Archaeology of the Relationships between Humans and Things. Malden: John Wiley, 2012.
  • Iovino, Serenella and Serpil Oppermann. Material Ecocriticism. Indiana University Press, 2014.
  • Parikka, Jussi. A Geology of Media. University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
  • Sheller, Mimi. Aluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity. MIT Press, 2014.

Postcolonial/Transcultural Environmental Humanities/Ecocriticism

  • Ghosh, Amitav. The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis. London: John Murray, 2021.
  • Grove, Richard. Green Imperialism: Colonial expansion, tropical island Edens and the origins of environmentalism, 1600-1860. Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  • Huggan, Graham and Helen Tiffin. Postcolonial Ecocriticism: Literature, Animals, Environment. Routledge, 2015.
  • Marzec, Robert P. An Ecological and Postcolonial Study of Literature: From Daniel Defoe to Salman Rushdie. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
  • Nixon, Robert. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Harvard University Press, 2011.
  • Yusoff, Kathryn. A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None. University of Minnesota Press, 2018.
  • Wilke, Heinrich. The Order of Destruction: Monoculture in Colonial Caribbean Literature, c. 1640-1800. Routledge, 2024.

Blue Humanities

  • Jue, Melody. Wild Blue Media: Thinking Through Seawater. Duke University Press, 2020.