dr. J. (Jeff) Diamanti

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Visiting address
    P.C. Hoofthuis
    Spuistraat 134  Room number: 7.08
  • Postal address:
    Spuistraat  134
    1012 VB  Amsterdam
  • J.Diamanti@uva.nl

Jeff Diamanti teaches Literary and Cultural Analysis. In 2016-17 he was the Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellow in Media and the Environment where he co-convened the international colloquium on Climate Realism. His work tracks the relationship between fossil fuels and media and has appeared in the journals Postmodern Culture, Mediations, Western American Literature, and Reviews in Cultural Theory, as well as the books Fueling Culture (Fordham UP) and A Companion to Critical and Cultural Studies (Wiley-Blackwell). Diamanti has edited a number of book and journal collections including Contemporary Marxist Theory (Bloomsbury 2014), Materialism and the Critique of Energy (MCM’ Press 2017), and the forthcoming Energy Cultures (West Virginia University Press 2018) and Bloomsbury Companion to Marx (2018), as well as a special issue of Reviews in Cultural Theory on “Energy Humanities” and a double issue of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities on “Climate Realism.” He is working on a book called Terminal Landscapes: Media Ecologies of Postindustrial Energy Cultures.

Scholarly Publications 


a) Books and Anthologies

The Long TransitionAesthetic Economies of Postwar Energy Deepening (in preparation). 

Climate Realism: Aesthetic Currents and Weather Patterns. Edited with Lynn Badia and Marija Cetinić (in preparation).

Energy Cultures. Edited with Imre Szeman. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press (forthcoming 2017). 

The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx. Edited with Andrew Pendakis and Imre Szeman. New York: Bloomsbury Academic Press & Continuum (forthcoming 2017).

Materialism and the Critique of Energy. Edited with Brent Bellamy. Chicago and Edmonton: MCM Prime Press (forthcoming 2017).

After Oil. Co-edited with Imre Szeman, Lynn Badia, Michael O’Driscoll, and Mark Simpson.   Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press and Petrocultures Research Group (Winter/Fall 2016).

Contemporary Marxist Theory: A Reader. Edited with Andrew Pendakis, Josh Robinson, Nicholas Brown and Imre Szeman. New York: Bloomsbury Academic Press & Continuum (October 2014).

b) Edited Journal Volumes

Eds. Lynn Badia, Marija Cetinić, and Jeff Diamanti. Resilience: An Environmental Humanities Journal special double issue on “Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere” (Winter 2018).

Eds. Brent Bellamy and Jeff Diamanti. Reviews in Cultural Theory 6.3 special issue on “Envisioning the Energy Humanities” (March 2016).

c) Peer Reviewed Journal Articles, Book Chapters & Journal Issues

“Four Genres of Affect Theory.” (co-written with Marija Cetinić) A Companion to Critical and Cultural Studies. Eds. Sarah Blacker and Justin Sully. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.

“Infrastructure.” Fueling Culture: Energy, History, Politics. Eds. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017.

“From Fields of Wheat to Fields of Value: The Energy Unconscious of The Octopus,” Western American Literature 51.4 (Winter 2017).

“Energyscapes, Architecture, and the Expanded Field of Postindustrial Philosophy,” Postmodern Culture 26.2 (January 2016). 

“Three Theses on Energy and Capital.” Reviews in Cultural Theory 6.3 (March 2016) special issue on “Energy Humanities.” 

“Envisioning the Energy Humanities: An Introduction.” (co-written with Brent Bellamy) Reviews in Cultural Theory 6.3 (March 2016) special issue on “Energy Humanities.” 

“Forward” to Antti Salminen & Tere Vadén, Energy and Experience. Chicago and Alberta: MCM’ Press, 2015.

“The Cultural Work of Architecture: Fixed and Social Capital at FIAT.” Mediations 28.1 (2014).

“Postindustrialisation in the Present Tense.” Stages: Journal of the Liverpool Biennial, Vol. 0, No.1. (December 2013).

“Monumental Oil.” (co-written with Marija Cetinic) American Book Review 33.3, special issue on “Petrofictions” (March/April 2012).

d) Book Reviews

“Communizing Currents.” Rev. of Communization and its Discontents, ed., Benjamin Noys. Criticism 57.3 (Summer 2015).  

“Architectural Positions.” Rev. of The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture, Pier Vittorio Aureli. Reviews in Cultural Theory 3.1 (January 2012). 


"Beyond Petroculture: Strategies for a Left Energy Transition," with Imre Szeman, Canadian Dimension 51.1 (Winter 2017).

"Transition in a Petro Province? The Alberta NDP in Office," Interview for Socialism and Democracy 30:2 (July 2016): 187-202.

  “Letters to _____: On the Inexhaustibility of Exhaustion,” with Marija Cetinić, GUTS Canadian Feminist    Magazine Spring 2014: http://gutsmagazine.ca/slider/letters-2/

“Arena’s Social Impact Left Out,” Edmonton Journal February 6, 2011.

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