Adam Sweeting

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Chair and Associate Professor, Humanities


BA Philosophy, Clark University
MA American Studies, New York University
PhD American Studies, New York University

Teaching Interests

Interdisciplinary humanities courses involving literature, art history, and philosophy; interdisciplinary approaches to climate change

Research Interests

Environmental literature and philosophy; American literature; climate change in contemporary culture

Selected Publications

Reading Houses and Building Books: Andrew Jackson Downing and the Architecture of Popular Antebellum Literature (Hanover: University Press of New England).

Beneath the Second Sun: A Cultural History of Indian Summer (Hanover: University Press of New England)

Coming Into Contact: Explorations in Ecocritical Theory and Practice, a co-edited collection of essays (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press).

Culture and Context: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Literature, 2 volumes. Co-edited with Natalie J. McKnight (San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing).

Energy Use and The Humanities, guest editor for a special issue of Humanities, an online open-source journal.

Other Professional Activity

Advisory Board for Conversation US, a daily on-line publication that links scholarly research to contemporary issues

Content consultant for Red Line Editorial’s Exploring New England, a textbook for junior high school students

Former Chair of the Boston University Faculty Council

Former Chair of the Somerville, Massachusetts School Committee