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      C. Parker Krieg is a postdoctoral fellow in environmental humanities at the University of Helsinki, affiliated with the Humanities Programme in the Faculty of Arts, and the Helsinki Institute for Sustainability Science. His research and teaching focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century American literature and culture, environmental justice, and cultural memory studies.


      PhD in English (2016)
      University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
      Dissertation Title: “Nature Industries: US Environmental Fictions after Fordism, 1971-2011”
      Committee: Stephanie LeMenager (chair), Mark Whalan, Betsy Wheeler, John Bellamy Foster

      MA in Literary and Cultural Studies (2010)
      Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

      BA in Classical Civilization
      Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


      “Planetary Delta: Anthropocene Lives in the Blues Memoir.” A/B: Auto/Biography Studies 35.1 (2020), forthcoming.

      “‘By Means Other than Life:’ Literature as Posthuman Memory.” Con Texte 2.1 (2018): 22-27.

      “Carnival Anthropocene: Myth and Cultural Memory in Monique Roffey’s Archipelago.” Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture, and Environment 9.2 (2018): 41-55.

      “Energy Futures: John Updike’s Petrofictions.” Studies in American Fiction 44.1 (2017): 87-112.

      “The Pharmacological Table: Environmental Memory in the New Nordic Cuisine.” Food in Memory and Imagination: Place, Space, and Taste. Eds. Beth Forrest and Greg de St. Maurice. New York: Bloomsbury (forthcoming)

      “‘A Better Informed Citizen of North America’: Environmental Memory and Frames of Justice in William Vollmann’s Transnational Metafiction.” Rethinking Environmental Consciousness. Eds. Sophia Perdikaris and Mae Kilkner. Amsterdam: Brill-Rodopi (forthcoming).


      Humanities for the Environment (HfE) – Circumpolar Observatory


      Modern Language Association
      Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
      European Association of American Studies
      Cultural Studies Association

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