Selected relevant publications by team members

Bartosch, Roman. Literature, Pedagogy, and Climate Change. Text Models for a Transcultural Ecology. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

—. ‘Reading and Teaching Fictions of Climate’. Research Handbook in Communicating Climate Change. Eds. David Holmes and Lucy Richardson. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020.

—. ‘Scale, Climate Change, and the Pedagogic Potential of Literature: Scaling (in) the Work of Barbara Kingsolver and T.C. Boyle’. Open Library of Humanities 4.2 (2018) (26pp). DOI

—. ‘The Climate of Literature: English Studies in the Anthropocene’. Anglistik – International Journal of English Studies 26.2 (2015): 59-70.

— and Julia Hoydis (eds.). Teaching the Posthuman (anglistik & englischunterricht 89). Heidelberg: Winter, 2019.

Gurr, Jens Martin. Charting Literary Urban Studies: Texts as Models of and for the City. New York/London: Routledge, 2021. Link to open access version: ​

—. ‘Texte als “Modelle von” und “Modelle für” Stadt: Zur narrativen Modellierung von Urbanität und urbaner Komplexität”. Zeitschrift für ästhetische Bildung 11:2 (2019) (special issue “Modell”). []

—. ‘“Without contraries is no progression”: Emplotted Figures of Thought in Negotiating Oppositions, Funktionsgeschichte and Literature as “Cultural Diagnosis”’. Text or Context: Reflections on Literary and Cultural Criticism. Eds. Rüdiger Kunow, Stephan Mussil. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2013. 59-77.

—. ‘Emplotting an Ecosystem: Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide as an Eco-Narrative’. Local Natures, Global Responsibilities: Ecocritical Perspectives on the New English Literatures. Eds. Laurenz Volkmann, Nancy Grimm, Ines Detmers, Katrin Thomson. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010. 69-80.

—. (with Christian Walloth and J. Alexander Schmidt) (eds.) Understanding Complex Urban Systems: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Modeling. Heidelberg: Springer, 2014.

Hoydis, Julia. Risk and the English Novel. From Defoe to McEwan. (Anglia Book Series 66). Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2019. Paperback Edition published Sept. 2021.

. Representations of Science in Twenty-First Century Fiction. Human and Temporal Connectivities (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019 (with Nina Engelhardt).

. “Dialogues with the Machine: Ruins of Closure and Control in Interactive Digital Narratives.” Open Library of Humanities 6.2 (2021). DOI:

—. “A Slow Unfolding ‘Fault Sequence’: Risk and Responsibility in Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children.” Journal for Contemporary Drama in English 8.1 (2020): 83-99. DOI: 10.1515/jcde-2020-0007.

—. “Realism for the Post-Truth Era. Politics and Storytelling in Recent Fiction and Autobiography by Salman Rushdie.” European Journal of English Studies 23.2 (2019): 152-171. DOI: 10.1080/13825577.2019.1640422.

—. “Staging the Posthuman: Shakespeare to Global Climate Change Plays.” Palgrave Handbook of Critical Posthumanism. Eds. Ivan Callus, Stefan Herbrechter, Manuela Rossini. Cham et al: Springer, 2021. [accepted, in press]

—. “(In)Attention and Global Drama: Climate Change Plays.” Research Handbook on Communicating Climate Change. Eds. David Holmes and Lucy Richardson. Edward Elgar Research Handbook Series. 2020. 340-348.

—. “Review: Amitav Ghosh. The Great Derangement. Climate Change and the Unthinkable.” British Society for Literature and Science Online. 14 June 2017. (

— and Roman Bartosch (eds.). Reading in Ruins: Exploring Posthumanist Narrative Studies. Special Collection of Open Library of Humanities 6.2 (2020).