I study narrative, US literature and culture, science fiction, and the cultures of energy. I have published broaldy on energy, film, literature, and science fiction. My book Remainders of the American Century: Post-Apocalyptic Novels in the Age of US Decline will be published in Spring 2021 by Wesleyan University Press. It is available for pre-order now!
- “The Scientist as Hero”: Representing Climate and Science as Politics in the Mars Trilogy. Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities special issue on Climate Realism edited by Lynn Badia, Marija Cetinic, and Jeff Diamanti, vol. 7 no. 2-3, 2020, pp. 156-177.
- Non-Capitalist, Market-Based Development? Renewable Energy Infrastructure in China. Polygraph 28: Marxism and Climate Change, edited by Michael Gaffney, Claire Ravenscroft, and Casey Williams. 2020, pp. 64-101. Co-written with Joseph Ren.
- Violent (Non-)Labour: On the Social Reproduction of the Clone in Carola Dibbell’s The Only Ones. Canadian Review of American Studies vol. 50, no. 2, 2020, pp 257-275.
- Neuromancer: The Cultural Logic of Late Fossil Capital? Open Library of the Humanities special issue Powering the Future: Energy Resources in Science Fiction and Fantasy eds. Caroline Edwards and Graeme Macdonald. Vol. 5, no. 1, 2019, pp. 1-26.
- Solar Accumulation: The Worlds-Systems Theory of The Expanse. Science Fiction Studies, vol. 45, part 3, November 2018, pp. 515-529. Co-written with Sean O’Brien.
- The Reproductive Imperative of The Road. The Cormac McCarthy Journal, vol. 16, no. 1, Winter 2018, pp. 38-54.
- Reading Kim Stanley Robinson’s Three Californias Triptych as Petrofiction. Western American Literature, vol. 51, no. 4, March 2017, pp. 409-427.
- Introduction: Toward a Theory of Resource Aesthetics. Postmodern Culture special issue Resource Aesthetics, vol. 26, no. 2, January 2016,https://doi.org/10.1353/pmc.2016.0010. Co-written with Michael O’Driscoll and Mark Simpson.
- When Energy is the Focus: Methodology, Politics, and Pedagogy—A Conversation with Brent Ryan Bellamy, Stephanie LeMenager, and Imre Szeman. Postmodern Culture special issue Resources Aesthetics, vol. 26, no. 2, January 2016,https://doi.org/10.1353/pmc.2016.0004.
- Into Eternity, On our Waste Containments and Energy Futures. Paradoxa: Studies in Literary Genres, vol.26, Fall 2014, pp. 145-158.
- Figuring Terminal Crisis in Steven Amsterdam’s Things We Didn’t See Coming. Mediations, vol. 28, no. 1, Fall 2014, pp. 19-34.
- Tear into the Guts: Whitman, Steinbeck, Springsteen, and the Durability of Lost Souls on the Road. Canadian Review of American Studies, vol. 41, no. 2, 2012, pp. 223-243.
- Remainders of the American Century: Post-Apocalyptic Novels in the Age of U.S. Decline. Wesleyan University Press, Spring 2021.
- An Ecotopian Lexicon Against the Anthropocene, edited by Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Brent Ryan Bellamy. University of Minnesota Press, October 2019, 336 pp.
- Materialism and the Critique of Energy, edited by Brent Ryan Bellamy and Jeff Diamanti. MCM′ Publication, Spring 2018, 686 pp.
- After Oil, edited by Imre Szeman, Lynn Badia, Jeff Diamanti, Michael O’Driscoll, and Mark Simpson. Petrocultures Research Group, 2016, 80 pp. Co-written.
- The Aesthetic Textuality of Oil. Palgrave Handbook on Twentieth/Twenty-First Century Literature and Science. Edited by Priscilla Wald et al. Palgrave. In press.
- Remainders of the Fossil Regime: Automobility Regression in Three Post-Apocalyptic Novels. Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change: Accelerating Ride to Global Crisis. Edited by Tatiana Prorovkova-Konard. West Virginia University Press, October 2020.
- …or Bust: Science Fiction and the Bomb (1945-1960). The Cambridge History of Science Fiction, edited by Gerry Canavan and Carl Link. Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 218-231.
- Petrorealism. Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment, edited by Imre Szeman, Patricia Yaeger, and Jennifer Wenzel. Fordham University Press, 2017, pp. 259-262.
- The Inertia of Energy: Pipelines and Temporal Politics. Time, Globalization, and Human Experience, edited by Paul Huebener, Susie O’Brien, Tony Porter, Liam Stockdale, and Rachel Zhou. Routledge, 2016, pp. 145-159.
- Life After People: Science Faction and Ecological Futures. Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction, edited by Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson. Wesleyan University Press, 2014, pp. 192-205. Co-written with Imre Szeman.