Ursula K. Heise (NHC Fellow, 2001–02)

Project Title

World-Wide Webs: Global Ecology and the Cultural Imagination

Columbia University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2001–02

Ursula K. Heise completed two chapters of World Wide Webs: Global Ecology and the Cultural Imagination and did research for another chapter. She wrote an essay, "Risk and Narrative at Love Canal," for a volume entitled Literature and Linguistics: Approaches, Models, and Applications: Essays in Honor of Jon Erickson, edited by Marion Gymnich, Ansgar Nünning, and Vera Nünning (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2002); an article entitled "Toxins, Drugs and Global Systems: Risk and Narrative in the Contemporary Novel" that has been accepted for publication in American Literature 74, no. 4 (2002); an essay entitled "Science, Technology and Postmodernism" to appear in The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism, edited by Steven Connor (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2003); and wrote a number of author introductions and section introductions for the Longman Anthology of World Literature, general editor, David Damrosch (forthcoming, 2003).