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Keyword: Anthropocene

Ann-Louise Sandahl, PhD in Art History and Visual Studies
In my research I explore if and how contemporary art works, films, and other kinds of visual expressions can create new understandings of time and contribute to a more long-termed and sustainable thinking. Some of the concepts I discuss in relation to art works are the anthropocene, the apocalypse and the posthuman. I also teach in the subject Eco-Aesthetics in Visual Culture.

Björn Billing, PhD in History of Ideas
My research interests focus mainly on natural landscapes, travel and visual representations of nature. Other environmental topics I have written and given lectures about include the anthropocene, species extinction and dinosaurs. A book about Rousseau and 18th century ideas about wilderness and mountains will be published in November 2017 (Ellerströms förlag).

Camilla Brudin Borg, PhD in Comparative Literature
Ph.D, senior lecturer in Comparative literature specializing in ecocriticism. She has been writing about children’s picture books, the child and the woods and about Japanese anime from an ecocritical perspective. She is planning a project about female mountaineer ’s autobiographies.

Dorna Behdadi, PhD Student in Practical Philosophy
My dissertation project discusses the question whether non-human animals and artificial entities can be moral agents. Can other beings than (adult) humans be ascribed moral responsibility for their actions?

Edgar Platen, PhD in German
Environmental Humanities (“Green” Humanities) can neither exclusively be 'ecological criticism’, since this theoretical approach refers primarily to the North American genre of nature writing, nor refer solely to ecological phenomena, because concepts of sustainability are expressly built on multifaceted and multicausual models and include, e.g. economical, social and cultural angles, among others. My research focusses on the connections between the various multifaceted models of sustainability in literary representations and their language-specific ethics in contemporary discourses, e.g. on the environment, poverty, history of technology, globalization, migration and transculturality.

Petra Platen, PhD in German Comparative Literature
My research focusses above all on the interface between literary representations and (aspects of) sustainability. My recent reserach interest is, among others, the depiction of the “last human” and here especially the insights such literary representations may offer about our social relations or, more generally, about the relationship between the individual and the environment.

Rut Blomqvist, PhD Student in English
Through a transdisciplinary approach, I study how works in the emerging climate fiction genre deal with environmental issues and how they envision a sustainable future. The authors I focus on – currently Kim Stanley Robinson, Margaret Atwood, and Jonathon Porritt – explicitly engage, both through their fiction and as public figures, in the environmental movement.

Martin Hultman, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
Martin Hultman is engaged in local politics organising events around ecotourism, popular science and transition. His current research revolves around issues such as posthumanities ethics, ecofeminism, environmental utopias, climate change denial and ecopreneurship historically as well as contemporary.

Marie Widengård, Lecturer in Global Studies
I am investigating the coupled processes of environmental-social change and continuity. My work is located in environmental social science, involving political ecology, political economy, science and technology studies, assemblage thinking, and governmentality.


 

 

 

 

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