Publications : Articles

With Chi Pham. “Introduction: Environment and Narrative in Vietnam.” Environment and Narrative in Vietnam. Eds. Chi Pham and Ursula K. Heise. Forthcoming 2023.

“The Vanishing Metropolis: Environmental Justice and Urban Narrative in Latin America.” Post-Global Aesthetics: 21st-Century Latin American Literatures and Cultures. Eds. Gesine Müller and Benjamin Loy. De Gruyter: 2022. 77-94.

“Urban Narrative and the Futures of Biodiversity.” The Cambridge Companion to American Literature and the Environment. Ed. Sarah Ensor and Susan Scott Parrish. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. 147-160.

 “World Literature and Cultures of the Environment.” The Routledge Companion to World Literature. 2nd edition. Ed. Theo D’haen, David Damrosch, and Djelal Kadir. London: Routledge: 2022. 340-351. [New essay, not a revision of 2012 version].

Hunter Gehlbach, Carly D. Robinson, Christine Calderon Vriesema, Eduardo Bernal, and Ursula K. Heise. “Worth More Than 1000 Words: How Photographs Can Bolster Viewers’ Valuing of Biodiversity.” Environmental Conservation 2022: DOI 10.1017/S0376892922000042.

Urban Narrative and Climate Change.” Transcultural Ecocriticism: Global, Romantic and Decolonial Perspectives. Ed. Stuart Cooke and Peter Denney. London: Bloomsbury, 2021. 21-40.

“The Planetary Futures of Eco-Apocalypse.” Apocalypse in American Literature and Culture. Ed. John Hay. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. 268-280.

“Afterword: Econarratology for the Future.” Environment and Narrative: New Directions in Econarratology. Ed. Erin James and Eric Morel. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2020.

“Multispecies Futures and the Study of Culture.”Futures of the Study of Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Global Challenges. Ed. Doris Bachmann-Medick, Jens Kugele, and Ansgar Nünning. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2020. 270-283.

“Science Fiction and the Time Scales of the Anthropocene.” English Literary History (ELH) 86 (2019): 275-304.

“Mapping Urban Nature and Multispecies Storyworlds.” Design with Nature Now. Ed. Frederick Steiner. Cambridge: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2019. 72-93.

“David Brin’s Earth (1990): Epic Cli-Fi.” Cli-Fi: A Companion. Ed. Axel Goodbody and Adeline Johns-Putra. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019. 195-201.

“Afterword: Environmentalism, Eco-Cosmopolitanism, and Premodern Thought.” Premodern Ecologies in the Modern Literary Imagination. Ed. Vin Nardizzi and Tiffany Jo Werth. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2019. 282-288.

With Jon Christensen. “Curating the Anthropocene.” Los Angeles Review of Books (15 April 2018):

“Foreword to Ecocriticism in Japan.” Ecocriticism in Japan. Ed. Hisaaki Wake and Keijiro Suga. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2018. vii-x.

“Introduction: Comparative Literature and the New Humanities.” Futures of Comparative Literature. Ed. Ursula K. Heise et al. New York: Routledge, 2017. 1-8.

“Comparative Literature and Computational Criticism: A Conversation with Franco Moretti.” Futures of Comparative Literature. Ed. Ursula K. Heise et al. New York: Routledge, 2017.

“Comparative Literature and the Environmental Humanities.” Futures of Comparative Literature. Ed. Ursula K. Heise et al. New York: Routledge, 2017.

“Introduction: Planet, Species, Justice – and the Stories We Tell About Them.” The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities. Ed. Ursula K. Heise, Jon Christensen, and Michelle Niemann. New York: Routledge, 2017. 1-10.

[with Jon Christensen]. “BioCities: Urban Ecology and the Cultural Imagination.” The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities. Ed. Ursula K. Heise, Jon Christensen, and Michelle Niemann. New York: Routledge, 2017. 452-461.

“Environment, Technology, and Modernity in Contemporary Japanese Animation.” Contesting Environmental Imaginaries: Nature and Counternature in a Time of Global Change. Ed. Steven Hartman. Leiden: Brill Rodopi, 2017. 117-135.

“The Environmental Humanities and the Futures of the Human.” New German Critique 138.43 (August 2016): 21-31. [special issue on environmentalism and posthumanism in Germany]

“Extinction/Adaptation.” Time: A Vocabulary of the Present. Ed. Amy Elias and Joel Burges. New York: NYU Press, 2016. 51-65.

“Slow-Forward to the Future.” Postmodern | Postwar — and After: Rethinking American Literature. Ed. Jason Gladstone, Andrew Hoberek, and Daniel Worden. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2016. 251-259.

“Terraforming for Urbanists.” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 49.1 (2016): 10-25.

“Environmental Literature and the Ambiguities of Science.” Anglia 133.1 (March 2015): 22-36.

“Ökokosmopolitismus.” Ecocriticism: Eine Einführung. Ed. Gabriele Dürbeck and Urte Stobbe. Köln: Böhlau, 2015. [In German]

“Comparative Ecocriticism in the Anthropocene.” Komparatistik (May 2014): 19-33.

“Plasmatic Nature: Environmentalism and Animated Film.” Public Culture 26 (2014): 301-318.

“Comparative Literature and the Environmental Humanities.” ACLA Report on the State of the Discipline 2015:

“Japan and Ecocriticism: An Introduction.” With David Bialock. Poetica 80 (2013): i-xi.

“Globality, Difference, and the International Turn in Ecocriticism.” PMLA 128.3 (May 2013): 636-643.

“The Invention of Eco-Futures.” Ecozon@ 3.2 (Autumn 2012): 1-10.

“Reduced Ecologies: Science Fiction and the Meanings of Biological Scarcity.” European Journal of English Studies 16 (2012): 99-112.

“Journeys through the Offset World: Global Travel Narrative and Environmental Crisis.” SubStance 41 (2012): 61-76.

“World Literature and the Environment.” The Routledge Companion to World Literature. Ed. Theo D’haen, David Damrosch, and Djelal Kadir. London: Routledge: 2012. 404-12.

“Martian Ecologies and the Future of Nature.” Twentieth Century Literature 57 (2011): 447-62.

“Literature and Environment.” Co-authored with Lawrence Buell and Karen Thornber. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 36 (2011): 417-40.

“Lost Dogs, Last Birds, and Listed Species: Cultures of Extinction.” Configurations 18 (2011): 39-62.

“Postmodern Novels.” The Cambridge History of the American Novel.Ed. Leonard Cassuto, Clare Virginia Eby and Benjamin Reiss. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. 964-85.

“The Posthuman Turn: Rewriting Species in Recent American Literature.” A Companion to American Literary Studies. Ed. Caroline F. Levander and Robert S. Levine. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 454-68.

“Afterword: Postcolonial Ecocriticism and the Question of Literature.” Postcolonial Green: Environmental Politics and World Narratives. Ed. Bonnie Roos and Alex Hunt. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2010. 251-58.

“Cultures of Risk and the Aesthetic of Uncertainty.” Scientific Cultures – Technological Challenges: A Transatlantic Perspective. Ed. Klaus Benesch and Meike Zwingenberger. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2009. 17-44.

“The Android and the Animal.” Publications of the Modern Language Association (March 2009): 504-10.

“Virtual Travelers: Cyberspace and Global Networks.” Writing Travel: The Poetics and Politics of the Modern Journey. Ed. John Zilcosky. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009. 211-36.

“Surréalisme et écologie: Les métamorphoses d’Aimé Césaire.”Ecologie et Politique 36 (June 2008): 69-83.

“Ecocriticism and the Transnational Turn in American Studies.”American Literary History 20 (Spring 2008): 381-404.

“宮崎駿と高畑勲アニメにあける環境と現代化” [Environment and Modernity in the Anime of Miyazaki Hayao and Takahata Isao]. Trans. Tsukada Yukihiro. 場所の詩学 [The Poetics of Place]. Ed. Ikuta Shogo, Murakami Kiyotoshi and Yuki Masami. Tokyo: Fujiwara Shoten, 2008. 80-93.

“Teaching Ecocritical Theory.” Teaching North American Environmental Literature. Ed. Laird Christensen, Mark Long, and Fred Waage. New York: Modern Language Association, 2008. 44-57.

“Afterglow: Chernobyl and the Everyday.” Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies: Transatlantic Conversations on Ecocriticism. Ed. Catrin Gersdorf and Sylvia Mayer. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006. 177-207.

“1970, Planet Earth: The Imagination of the Global.” The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English. Ed. Brian McHale and Randall Stevenson. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2006. 201-16.

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Ecocriticism.” PMLA 121 (2006): 503-16.

“Science, Technology and Postmodernism.” The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism. Ed. Steven Connor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 136-167.

“The Virtual Crowds: Overpopulation, Space and Speciesism.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment 8.1 (Winter 2001): 1-29. Reprinted in: The ISLE Reader: Ecocriticism 1993-2003. Ed. Michael P. Branch and Scott Slovic. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2003. 72-101.

“Local Rock and Global Plastic: World Ecology and the Experience of Place.” Comparative Literature Studies 41.1 (2004): 126-52.

“Sukenick’s Posthumans.” Musing the Mosaic. Ed. Matthew Roberson. Buffalo: SUNY Press, 2003. 75-96.

“From Extinction to  Electronics: Dead Frogs, Live Dinosaurs, and Electric Sheep.” Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal. Ed. Cary Wolfe. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003. 59-81.

“Toxins, Drugs and Global Systems: Risk and Narrative in the Contemporary Novel.” American Literature 74 (December 2002): 747-78. Reprinted in: The Holodeck in the Garden: Science and Technology in Contemporary American Fiction. Ed. Peter Freese and Charles B. Harris. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive, 2004. 263-87.

“Unnatural Ecologies: The Metaphor of the Environment in Media Theory.” Special Issue: Media, Materiality, Memory: Aspects of Intermediality. Ed. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young and Michael Wutz.Configurations 10 (2002): 149-68.

“Risk and Narrative at Love Canal.” Literature and Linguistics: Approaches, Models, and Applications. Essays in Honor of Jon Erickson. Ed. Marion Gymnich, Vera Nünning and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2002. 77-99.

“Netzphantasien: Science Fiction zwischen Öko-Angst und Informationsutopie” [Network Fantasies: Science Fiction between Eco-Fear and Information Utopia]. Klassiker und Strömungen des englischen Romans im 20. Jahrhundert: Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Gerhard Haefner. Eds. Vera and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2000. 243-61.

“Jeanette Winterson.” British Writers: Supplement IV. Ed. George Stade and Carol Howard. New York: Scribner’s, 1997. 541-59.

“Science and Ecocriticism.” American Book Review 18.5 (July-August 1997): 4/6. Republished in Mots Pluriels 11 (1999); and on the website of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment.

Erzählzeit and Postmodern Narrative: Text as Duration in Beckett’sHow It Is.” Style 26 (1992): 245-69.

“Transvestism and the Stage Controversy in Spain and England, 1580-1680.” Theatre Journal 44 (1992): 357-74.

“Time Frames: Temporality and Narration in Coleman Dowell’s Island People.” Journal of Narrative Technique 21 (1991): 274-288.

“The Never-Ending Tale: Narrative and Lyric in Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” Colby Library Quarterly 24 (1988): 116-132.