Joshua Schuster

Joshua Schuster is Associate Professor of English and core faculty member of the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University. His book The Ecology of Modernism: American Environments and Avant-Garde Poetics (2015) won the Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize. He has over two dozen essays in journals and books on topics of poetry, environmental ideas, and philosophy. He is also the co-author of Calamity Theory: Three Critiques of Existential Risk.His newest book, What Is Extinction?, What Is Extinction? examines several key moments that have come to define the terms of extinction over the past two centuries, exploring instances of animal and human finitude and the cultural forms used to document and interpret these events. He is a member and treasurer for the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada.

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