Rice University

Department of English

Timothy Morton


Ph.D., Magdalen College, Oxford (1993)
Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English
Director of English Undergraduate Studies (DUS)

Office: Herring Hall room 231
Phone: ext. 2645
Email: tbm2@rice.edu

Professor Morton studied English literature at Oxford (BA and D.Phil.), and then did postdoctoral work at Princeton. He has worked at NYU, CU Boulder and UC Davis. Morton is currently writing Dark Ecology and Buddhaphobia, two studies of philosophy and culture in the global nineteenth century. He is the author of Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality (Open Humanities Press, 2013), Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (U of Minessota P, forthcoming), The Ecological Thought (Harvard UP, 2010), and Ecology without Nature (Harvard UP, 2007). He has published seven other books, all of which are about issues and authors in the Romantic period (Frankenstein, Percy Shelley, Romantic-period food and eating, radicalism). Professor Morton is the author of over eighty essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, food and music. He gives lectures around the world on literature, ecology, philosophy, and culture.