Nicole Seymour was born and raised in Long Beach, California, and has since lived in Nashville, TN, Louisville, KY, Little Rock, AR, and Munich, Germany. Her primary scholarly focus is literature and the environment, with a special interest in gender and sexuality studies. She is currently working on her second book project,Bad Environmentalism, which considers irreverent and anti-sentimental expressions of environmental concern in contemporary literature, film, TV, and performance art.
2008, Ph.D, English Literature, Vanderbilt University
2004, M.A., English Literature, Vanderbilt University
2001, B.A. summa cum laude, American Literature and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles
Contemporary American literature, culture, and film; environmental humanities/ecocriticism; gender and sexuality studies.
Courses Regularly Taught
Contemporary American literature, culture, and film; environmental humanities/ecocriticism; gender and sexuality studies; Caribbean literature; service learning.
“Irony and Contemporary Ecocinema: Theorizing a New Affective Paradigm.” Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film.Ed. Alexa Weik von Mossner. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014.
Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination. Urbana,Chicago, and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2013.
“Down with People: Queer Tendencies and Troubling Racial Politics in Antinatalist Discourse.” International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism. Ed. Simon Estok, Greta Gaard, and Serpil Oppermann. New York and London: Routledge, 2013.
“Toward an Irreverent Ecocriticism.” In special issue on “The Function of Ecocriticism at the Present Time.” Ed. Andrew McMurry and William Major. Journal of Ecocriticism4.2 (July 2012).
Current Course Schedule
ENGL 300-01 MW 11:30AM / LH-320
ENGL 350-01 MW 2:30PM / MH-552