Steve Mentz

Professor of English

I teach English literature at St John's in New York City, with a focus on the blue humanities , Shakespeare, ecocriticism, and histories of changing media technologies. My current book publications include a short book, "Ocean," in Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series (2020); an open-source book, "Break Up the Anthropocene," in U Minnesota Press's Forerunners Series (2019); *Shipwreck Modernity: Ecologies of Globalization, 1550-1719* (U Minnesota P, 2015); and a collection of essays, *Oceanic New York*, that respond to New York's urban waterways, Hurricane Sandy, and the place of art in times of crisis. I'm working now on the blue humanities and rising seas in the Anthropocene.