Invited Participant. Lost Waters Workshop. Stockholm University. Summer-Fall 2016.

Invited Plenary. The Association of Canadian College and University Teachers (ACCUTE), Calgary, Alberta, Canada. May 28, 2016.

Invited Lecture and "Cli Fi" Workshop. Arizona State University. February 25, 2016.

Invited Lecture. The University of Texas, Austin, Texas. February 11, 2016.

Invited Lecture. Rice University, Houston, Texas. February 5, 2016.

"The Humanities in the Era of Climate Change." Invited Lecture. The University of Minnesota, November 10, 2015.

"Oil and Water." Keynote Address. American Studies Association of Norway. University of Stavanger. Stavanger, Norway. October 23, 2015.

"Toward a Sustainable Humanities." Invited Lecture. The University of Mississippi, September 17, 2016.

"Still Being Human," Plenary for ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment), University of Idaho, June 23-27, 2015:

"Wanted: A New Humanities, a New Human Nature," Plenary for Climate Change in Culture, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, May 28-31, 2015.

"Sediment: Thinking with Oil in the Anthropocene," Keynote for Interrogating the Anthropocene, Miami University, April 9-10, 2015:

"No Words," Invited Lecture for Transition, Scale, and Catastrophe, George Washington University, March 20, 2015:

"Flowing and Drawn," Invited Tribute to Patricia Yaeger, the Modern Language Association, Vancouver, Canada, Jan. 2015.

"Scale and the Energy Humanities," Invited Presentation, the Modern Language Association, Vancouver, Canada, Jan. 2015.

“Energy v. Culture: The Great Debate?” Keynote Lecture. The Institute on Culture and Society. Banff Centre for the Arts. Banff, Canada. June 2014.

“What Is Literature Good For?” Invited Talk at Princeton Environmental Institute. Oct. 2014.

“Living Oil in the USA: An Abridged Petrol Diary.” Invited Lecture and Workshop. The University of Iowa. April 2014.

“Literature for the End of the World (To Be Continued).” Invited Lecture. Harvard University. March 2014.


What Is Literature Good For?

@ Princeton Environmental Institute, Oct. 2014



Is the climate warming at a terrifying pace? Are toxins leaking into the groundwater? Do our cities have wide, gaping food deserts? In the second event of the What Arts & Humanities Are Good For series, we'll ask how we can deploy the essential insights and methods of Literature to tackle urgent environmental issues.


Is Ours a Petroculture?


Moderator David Secko (Department of Journalism, Concordia University) chairs a panel titled, "Is Ours a Petro-Culture?", with panelists Ruth Beer (Professor of Visual Art, Emily Carr University), Stephanie LeMenager (author and Distinguished Professor, University of Oregon), and Sheena Wilson (Assistant Professor, University of Alberta). 

Weather and Imagination

@Center for the Multidiscplinary Study of Imagination, NYC

Roundtable discussion featuring Deborah Coen, Sheila Jasanoff, Anthony Leiserowitz, Stephanie LeMenager, and Ben Orlove.