Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Molly Wallace

Associate Professor

PhD University of Washington, Website

Graduate Chair

613-533-6000, ext. 74421

Office: Watson Hall, Room 434


2018-19 Courses

  • ENGL 817 Topics in American Literature: Permacultural Studies, or How to Make Critique Sustainable
  • ENGL 800 and 900 Introduction to Professional and Pedagogical Skills I and II
  • ENGL 817 Publishing Practicum 

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Literature
  • Ecocriticism and Eco-Cultural Studies
  • Permaculture, Biodynamics, and Agroecology
  • Technophilia and Technophobia
  • Risk Theory
  • Animals and Animality

Recent Publications

Risk Criticism: Precautionary Reading in an Age of Environmental Uncertainty. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016.

“A Breed Apart? Narrating Innocence and Viciousness in Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL).” Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 33 (Spring 2015): 183-205.

“Will the Apocalypse Have Been Now? Literary Criticism in an Age of Global Risk.” Criticism, Crisis, and Contemporary Narrative: Textual Horizons in an Age of Global Risk. Ed. Paul Crosthwaite. New York: Routledge, 2011. 15-30.

“Discomfort Food: Analogy, Biotechnology, and Risk in Ruth Ozeki’s All Over Creation.” Arizona Quarterly 67.4 (Winter 2011): 135-161.

edited, with David Carruthers, Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis. Routledge, forthcoming 2017.

“It’s the End of the Field as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).” American Literary History (ALH). Forthcoming.

Current Supervisions

David Carruthers, Jeffrey Dzogola, Jeremy MacFarlane, Aislinn McDougall, Shannon Minifie (about students)