Nicole Seymour, Curator
Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
Affiliated Faculty in Environmental Studies and Queer Studies
CSU Fullerton

Contributions: Authored Introduction; co-edited each section

Everett Hamner, Contributor

Professor of English at Western Illinois University and author of Editing the Soul: Science and Fiction in the Genome Age (Penn State, 2017). His essay on climate fiction and the recent novels of Kim Stanley Robinson appears in the forthcoming Palgrave Handbook of Literature and Science.


Ted Howell, Contributor

Howell is a Lecturer at Rowan University with a Ph.D. in English from Temple University. His research focuses on modernist fiction, early ecology, and the Anthropocene, and he is currently a Fellow with Rowan’s NEH-funded Cultivating the Environmental Humanities group. Ted’s 2015 course on “cli-fi” was featured in Reuters, The Atlantic and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and he runs the in-progress site

Caren Irr, Contributor

Irr is Professor is English at Brandeis University.  She teaches contemporary fiction, film, and theory.  She is the author, most recently, of Toward the Geopolitical Novel:  U. S. Fiction in the Twenty-First Century (Columbia 2013).

Stephen Siperstein, Contributor

Siperstein teaches English and Environmental Humanities at Choate Rosemary Hall. He is co-editor of the collection Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities, and he offers consulting services for secondary schools on all issues related to climate change education. Stephen also co-directs the Environmental Literature Institute, a professional development institute for high school educators in the Environmental Humanities. 

TOP IMAGE:  Octavia Butler via MoCADFA Museum.