ESSAYS, REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, SCHOLARSHIP, & WEIRD VEGETABLES
"Translator's Note," from The Complete Stories, by Clarice Lispector, reprinted in The Scofield 2.1: Clarice Lispector & the Act of Writing (Summer 2016, pp.23-26).
"Burning Books to Stay Alive in Agualusa's Angola," review of José Eduardo Agualusa's General Theory of Oblivion, Public Books (May 15, 2016)
"Quiet Creature on the Corner: An Interview With the Translator," interview with Adam Morris about João Gilberto Noll's Quiet Creature on the Corner, Two Lines Press blog (May 9, 2016)
"The Face of Ferrante: Katrina Dodson interviews Ann Goldstein," Guernica (January 15, 2016)
"A Year in Reading: Katrina Dodson," The Millions (December 3, 2015)
"Traveling Proprieties: the Disorienting Language and Landscapes of Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil," Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley (Fall 2015). Committee: Anne-Lise François & José Luiz Passos, co-chairs; Mel Chen, Lyn Hejinian, Barbara Spackman. This dissertation locates in the work of 20th-century North American poet Elizabeth Bishop a collision between questions of propriety and questions of travel that emerge from the Bishop's unintended exile in Brazil. A placeholder for a future book about Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil.
Review of The Art of Cooking With Vegetables, by Alain Passard, Gastronomica 14.1 (Spring 2014)
"Transmigration," linked mini-essays on poets Elizabeth Bishop and Nathanaël, and Ethiopian pianist Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou (of Ethiopiques Vol. 21 fame) for Pastelegram No. 4: The Extra Earth Analog, guest editor Mary Walling Blackburn (2014)
“Eco/critical Entanglements,” Editor’s Introduction to At the Intersections of Ecocriticism. Special Issue of Qui Parle 19.2. (Spring 2011). I edited a special issue of the critical theory journal Qui Parle dedicated to the intersections of ecocriticism with art, poetry, and critical theory that are engaged with adjacent questions of human-animal divides, posthumanism, environment, materialisms, among other topics. Contributors included Lawrence Buell, Gilles Clément, Craig Dworkin, Brenda Hillman, Stephanie LeMenager, Timothy Morton, Harryette Mullen, Joan Retallack Jonathan Skinner, and Sunaura Taylor.
“The Weird and the Wonderful,” article about unusual fall produce and the origins of San Francisco Bay Area food collectives and farmers' markets, McSweeney’s Quarterly 33, The San Francisco Panorama (Fall 2009)
"Hideaway," introduction to the Elizabeth Bishop poem, "Song for the Rainy Season," Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies (Fall 2008), accompanied by a photo I took of her spectacular mountain house at Samambaia, Petrópolis, north of Rio de Janeiro, which pops up in places like the Paris Review online and architecture websites.
In a previous incarnation (2007-2013), I wrote a blog called Weird Vegetables under the vegetable pseudonym Kale Daikon. The idea for a vegetable name comes from Francis Ponge's long poem, The Making of the Pré (La fabrique du pré), which he signs as Fennel Purslane (Fenouil Prêle). Hence, your vegetable name consists of vegetables that begin with the letters of your first and last names.