Abby Goode specializes in early and nineteenth-century American literature, sustainability studies, transnational American studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Currently, she is writing a book about the history of sustainability, agriculture, and population control in American literature. Her research appears or is forthcoming in venues such as Early American Literature, Studies in American Fiction, and American Studies in Scandinavia.
At PSU, Dr. Goode teaches courses in Early American Literature, Wilderness Literature, Literatures of Food, Agriculture, and Eating, Critical Theory, and Sustainability-themed Composition. Before joining PSU’s English department in 2016, Dr. Goode developed and taught courses at Rice University on topics such as Sustainability in America, Literature and Medicine, and Global Literatures in English. In addition to her work at Rice, she has taught high school Spanish in Brooklyn, NY, middle school creative writing for Writers in the Schools, and a range of American literature courses for adult learners at The Women’s Institute of Houston.