My work on the apocalyptic imagination engages with the idea of the Anthropocene, the current geological epoch defined by the devastating impact of human activities on the Earth system and climate breakdown. I’m interested in cultural representations of this epoch and in multidisciplinary approaches to the Anthropocene.
With Daniel Cordle, I edited The Literature of the Anthropocene, a special issue of C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writing (2018). You can find my writings on the Anthropocene here:
- [In press] “’We had a garden and we paved it’: The Expanse and the Philosophy of the Anthropocene”, in The Expanse and Philosophy. Ed. Jeffery Nicholas. Wiley-Blackwell, 2021.
- [In press] “Patterns of Repetition: Colonialism, Capitalism and Climate Breakdown in Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Fiction.” Parallax.
- “We have worked out just what Tenet is all about…“, RTÉ Brainstorm, January 2021.
- “The New Worlds of the Anthropocene”, in Diletta De Cristofaro, The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel: Critical Temporalities and the End Times (Bloomsbury, 2020).
- “Introduction: The Literature of the Anthropocene.” The Literature of the Anthropocene. Special issue of C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writing 6.1 (2018). (Co-authored with Daniel Cordle).
- “Contemporary Studies Network Roundtable: Responding to Robert Macfarlane’s ‘Generation Anthropocene’.” Open Library of Humanities 3.1 (2017). (Co-authored with Rachel Sykes et al.).
If you’d like to read something I’ve written but don’t have access to it, do get in touch.