a plane sighting in New Orleans
On ticks, for The Philosophical Salon.
On morel mushrooms, at Guernica.
On finding and fighting words after last year's election, with Stewart Sinclair for Avidly.
On the difficulties scholars have writing for broad audiences, with Ian Bogost for Inside Higher Ed.
On humanities at the airport, for Inside Higher Ed.
On Sarah Manguso's 300 Arguments, for 3:AM Magazine.
On ecological disorientation in Don DeLillo's Zero K and in various airline ads, for ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature & Environment.
On the importance of sabbaticals, for Inside Higher Ed.
"Wait," a chapter for the book Veer Ecology: A Companion for Environmental Thinking.
"Air Force One: Popular (Non)Fiction in Flight," in the book Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings.
Finally, my new book Airportness releases this month! Here's one of the early cover designs for the book that we almost ended up using, but we couldn't track down the artist or gallery to acquire permission:
The image on that cover is part of an artwork from 2005 by Ho-Yeol Ryu, and which periodically goes viral online. I like this image a lot, but I also love the final version of my book's cover, as it better reflects the pensive mood and outward-looking subject positions that frame the book:
Order it today!