Now almost five years on from my initial work on monstrous plants, the amount of scholarship on plants has truly and happily exploded. I'll be returning myself to the not-quite-yet-a-field of "critical plant studies" -- a formulation I formerly resisted -- with an upcoming presentation at the MLA convention, and I deemed some updates to the bibliography and other materials on that section of this site to be in order. Over the next few weeks, I'll be continuing to revise and expand the section on "Botanical Fiction" in light of my own ongoing work in the field and the luxuriant critical bibliography we can see growing up around us.
So, do we now finally have a critical plant studies? (There's a book series -- it must be official!) Do we want a critical plant studies? I'm still not sure on either count, but something is surely growing.
Timothy S. Miller, Ph.D.