Published Essays, Articles, and Other Writing


Eva-Lynn’s essays, articles, and stories have appeared in magazines, newspapers, as well as numerous academic journals.

The Finca

The first notes of Federico Fellini’s Amarcord soundtrack emanate from the hifi. My uncle plays it loud, when the heat […]

“Solar Goop: Energy Futures and Feminist Self Care”

The thick clusters of roses are pale pink on the outer edges and darker as they get closer to the […]

Attention’s Deficits

… The rest of this text is available at the following address: “Attention’s Deficits.” Sean O’Brien, Eva-Lynn Jagoe and […]

Depersonalized intimacy: the cases of Sherry Turkle and Spike Jonze

WHAT I CALL “DEPERSONALIZED INTIMACY” posits modes of being with one another that are not predicated on a self that is […]

On Becoming an Imperfect Mother

The younger stands in his underwear, his tongue contorting the way it always has when he concentrates. He paints one […]

I’ll Eat You Up: Fears and Fantasies of Devouring Intimacies

Through storytelling, this essay explores hunger and desire as it weaves fairy tale with theories of orality. Jagoe links an […]

On Backyards, Property, and New Mythologies of Belonging

Social Science Fiction as Method Cowritten with Imre Szeman. Line 6B Citizens’ Blog: A Public Environmental Humanities Forum. Oct 19, 2017. […]

Sexual harassment allegations have changed how we interpret theatre

Albert Schultz was sympathetic in a play about an unfaithful husband, but as sexual assault and harassment allegations have swept […]

Pedagogy, Writing, and the Future of Comparative Literature

This paper was published in Comparative Literature in Canada:  Contemporary Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Publishing in Review.  Ed. Susan Ingram and Irene […]

Who are We Trying to Reach: The Case for Academic Writing that Everyone Can Read

In 1980, my father asked each of us kids to write what we thought we would be doing in the […]

The Uses and Abuses of Compost

Food and bodies die and decompose in ways that can contribute to a cycle of regeneration through compost. Late modernity […]

The Tangled Roots of Family, Forest, and Farm

Abstract: When my family started stewarding eight acres in British Columbia, Canada, we encountered a pervasive pioneer species or “weed”—quackgrass—that […]

How Will We Farm?

It begins with the story of a young boy, in England, some four decades ago, helping his grandfather till a […]

Solarity Farm

Published in The New Quarterly 160, Fall 2021 Soon after our offer is accepted, Imre and I go for a […]

The Three Sisters

Before they became what they are now, they were something else. Alive with everything there was: coral, molluscs, algae. Dead […]

What teaching yoga has taught me about being a professor

Humanities professors face pressure to be charismatic performers and to be personally engaging, especially now that classes have gone online due to COVID-19, writes Eva-Lynn Jagoe. The author describes how discouraging it can be to not have physical feedback, like a smile or nod from students, to reflect engagement. However, reflecting on the experience of teaching yoga, Jagoe explains how students can have intense inward concentration while focusing on themselves, and provides several points or ‘tenets’ to keep in mind while teaching.

Published Books

Eva-Lynn has published two full-length books, and is currently writing a critical memoir about Spanish history, memory, and climate change.