Aaron M. Moe

Faculty Profiles

Aaron Moe

Aaron M. Moe

Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies


PhD, Washington State University
MA, Union Institute
BA, Trinity Western University

Research Interests 

  • American literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecopoetics
  • Animal studies
  • Zoopoetics

Courses Recently Taught 

  • ENLT 109W: The work of literature
  • ENLT 231: Animals in literature and society
  • ENLT 365: African-American literature
  • ENLT 370: American literature 19th century
  • ENLT 376: American literature 1865-1945
  • ENLT 377: American literature 1945-present

Professional Experience 

  • E.E. Cummings Society, blog manager

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Zoopoetics: Animals and the Making of Poetry. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014.
  • “Toward a Zoopolis: Animal Poiesis and the Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Brenda Hillman.” Forum for World Literature Studies 6, no. 1 (2014): 50–67.
  • “Toward Zoopoetics: Rethinking Whitman’s ‘original energy.’” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 31, no. 1 (2013): 1–17.
  • “Trees, Ecophilia, & Ecophobia: A Look at Arboriculture along the Front Range Cities of Colorado.” The Journal of Ecocriticism: A New Journal of Nature, Society, and Literature 3, no. 2 (2011): 72–82.

Professional Memberships 

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
The E. E. Cummings Society
Modern Language Association