Ethnic and Third World Literature
Ethnic and Third World Literature

Heather Houser

PhD, 2010, Stanford University

Heather Houser



"Wilderness, Innocence, and Responsibility," Review of Reclaimers, by Ana Maria Spagna. Solicited by Los Angeles Review of Books (12 Oct. 2015).

"Managing Information and Materiality in Infinite Jest and Running the Numbers,American Literary History 26.4 (Winter 2014): 742-64. 
"The Aesthetics of Environmental Visualizations: More Than Information Ecstasy?," Public Culture 26.2 (Spring 2014): 319-37.
"'Geologic Time from Now On': Lorine Niedecker's Lake Superior," Solicited by Los Angeles Review of Books (19 July 2014).
"Wondrous Strange: Eco-Sickness, Emotion, and Richard Powers's The Echo Maker," American Literature 84.2 (2012): 381-408.
"Infinite Jest's Environmental Case for Disgust." In The Legacy of David Foster Wallace: Critical and Creative Assessments. Eds. Sam Cohen and Lee Konstantinou. U of Iowa P, 2012.

"Comic Crisis." Review of Solar, by Ian McEwan. American Book Review (Nov./Dec. 2010).

"'A Presence almost Everywhere': Responsibility at Risk in Don DeLillo's The Names." Contemporary Literature 51.1 (Spring 2010): 124-51.

Review of Teaching North American Environmental Literature, eds. Laird Christensen, Mark C. Long, and Fred Waage. ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 17.1 (Winter 2010): 209-11.


"Remaking the Commons in Barbara Kingsolver and Ann Pancake." Modern Fiction Studies. 2017.

"Human/Planetary." Solicited for Time: A Vocabulary of the Present, eds. Amy Elias and Joel Burges. NYU Press. 2016.

"Climate Visualizations: Making Data Experiential." Solicited for the Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities. Eds. Jon Christensen, Ursula K. Heise, and Michelle Niemann. Routledge. 2016.

"Climate Visualizations as Cultural Objects." Solicited for Teaching Climate Change in Literary and Cultural Studies. Eds. Shane Hall, Stephanie LeMenager, and Stephen Siperstein. Routledge. 2016.

"Ecosystem." Solicited for American Literature in Transition: 1990-2000. Ed. Stephen Burn. Cambridge University Press. 2017.


Environmental Art and the Infowhelm (book manuscript)

The Architecture of Ideas: A Reader (book manuscript)

"Coming of Mind in the Literature of Climate Change." Under review