Jesse Montgomery studies American Literature and film, 1900 to present. His research interests include environmental criticism, theories of catastrophe, literature post-45, and creative non-fiction. He is a founding editor of the literary review Full Stop (www.full-stop.net).
- John M. Aden Award for excellence in graduate student writing for "Earth Interregnal: Lars Von Trier's Melancholia and the Morbid Symptom", Vanderbilt University, 2016
- EOS Project Fellow, Vanderbilt University, 2015-2016
Representative Presentations and Publications:
“On Philly Schools” in City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis. Ed. Keith Gessen and Steven Squibb (n+1 and Faber and Faber), 2015.
"What is the Zone and Are We in It? Visions of the Anthropocene in Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, Go East!
"Hawthorne and the Hippies: Reason and Collapse in the Commune Novel", Community, Reason, Tragedy, University of Chicago Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2015
"Comments on 'On Responsibility and the (non)biodegradable: Derrida and Nuclear Waste", Eco-Destruction: Derrida and Environmental Ethics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, March 2015
"Engaging Publics Outside the Academy: Scholarship in Alternative Venues" (Panel presentation; Prof. Michael Schapira, chair), The Blues, Soul Music: Making Philosophy of Education in 2015, Philosophy of Education Society Annual Conference, Memphis, TN, March 2015