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Keyword: Landscapes

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.

Christian Isendahl, PhD in Archaeology
Associate Professor Christian Isendahl (Ph.D., Uppsala University, 2002) is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, Research Coordinator, and Coordinator of the Cultural Heritage Studies Bachelor’s Program at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is interested in issues of long-term sustainability and resilience and applies a historical ecological lens to study cities, food and water security, and socio-political organization in the past, particularly in the pre-Columbian Maya lowlands, the Andes, and the Amazon. He has a strong interest in exploring archaeology’s potential to provide practical insights addressing contemporary challenges.

Christine Hansen, PhD in History
Christine Hansen is currently co-ordinator of the environmental humanities network at Gothenburg University. Her research investigates the escalating risk of wild fire in peri-urban Australian environments, focusing on the notion of ‘solistalgia’ and the experience of grief in both historical and contemporary settings in the wake of devastating environmental disasters.

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 Andersson, PhD in Practical Philosophy
My current research concerns interspecies relationships, nature-culture interaction and the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services. I am especially interested in ethical and gender aspects of equestrian sports and horse management in general. I am also a member of the Steering Committee for the Environmental Humanities Network at GU, and I am a member of the Scientific committee for biodiversity and ecosystem services at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket).

Rikard Wingård, PhD in Comparative Literature
Rikard Wingård's research interests involves the cultural history of soil, biosemiotics and Swedish nature writing. Currently he is finishing an article on historical attitudes towards bookworms (book-eating insects) and preparing two research project, the first on the use of ecological and biosemiotic concepts in popular culture 1970-80, and the second on conceptions of soil from antiquity to the 18th century.

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.

Page Manager: Christine Hansen|Last update: 6/12/2017
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