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Keyword: Literature

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.

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 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.

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.

Sandra Kottum, PhD Student in History of Ideas
My research centers on 17th century English texts where social criticism is filtered through what I call "natural utopias". I am particularly interested in how animals in these texts function as teachers and moral exemplars, and in how the authors negotiate the border between animals and humans.

Tetz Rooke, PhD in Arabic
My research includes the study of environmental imaginaries in Arabic literature.

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