Abby L. Goode is Assistant Professor of English at Plymouth State University. 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, ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, and American Studies in Scandinavia. She teaches courses in American literature, critical theory, wilderness literature, writing and sustainability, and American food issues.