Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies
Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies

Faculty

Heather Houser

Heather Houser is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin where she holds affiliations with American Studies, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, and the Environmental Science Institution. Her research areas include contemporary fiction, environmental culture and criticism, and science and technology studies. Heather's first book is Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect (Columbia, 2014) and she's at work on two new book projects: "Environmental Art and the Infowhelm" and "The Architecture of Ideas: A Reader." Her essays have appeared in American Literary HistoryLos Angeles Review of BooksPublic CultureAmerican Literature, and Contemporary Literature, among other venues, and she is a book review editor for Contemporary Literature.

Allen MacDuffie

Allen MacDuffie is an associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. His first book, Victorian Literature, Energy, and the Ecological Imagination was published in 2014. His essays have appeared in Representations, PMLA, ELH, and Philological Quarterly.


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    University of Texas at Austin
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