The Limits of American Literary Ideology in Pound and Emerson, Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture, no. 69 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).
Critical Environments: Postmodern Theory and the Pragmatics of the "Outside," Theory Out of Bounds Series, no. 13 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998).
Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and the Posthumanist Theory (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003). Nominated for the James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association, 2004.
What is Posthumanism? (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010)
The Politics of Systems and Environments I and II, special issues of Cultural Critique 30 and 31 (Spring and Fall 1995), ed., with William Rasch (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
Observing Complexity: Systems Theory and Postmodernity (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000) (rpt. of the above in modified form with new introduction).
Critical Ecologies, special issue of EBR: Electronic Book Review 4 (Winter 1997), ed., with Joseph Tabbi. Online. World Wide Web: http://www.altx.com/ebr.
The MSN issue: Music/Sound/Noise, special issue of EBR: Electronic Book Review, ed. with Joseph Tabbi and Mark Amerika. Online. World Wide Web: http://www.altx.com/ebr.
Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003).
The Other Emerson, ed. with Branka Arsic (New York: Fordham University Press, forthcoming 2007).