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I’m a researcher in literary and cultural studies based in Germany. I recently finished my PhD with the title “Thinking Through Scotland: Literary Form, Borders and the Environment” and am currently developing a postdoc project on energy infrastructures in nineteenth-century periodicals. My pronouns are she/her.
The fluidity of the Anglo-Scottish border-which is frequently defined through its surrounding landscape-and its resistance to conventional and rigid understandings of national borders make it an especially viable vantage point to explore borders beyond crisis regions and develop alternative understandings and theorisations of (national) borders. In...
This article discusses Nancy Brysson Morrison’s novel The Gowk Storm in relation to grief and the environment. It examines the strategies through which the novel captures and reimagines grief through the merging of human history with the nonhuman temporalities of the environment of the Scottish Highlands. A postcritical reading of Morrison’s novel...
Published in: Tierstudien 20: 66–75. [English title: “Negotiations of Rewilding in the Contemporary British Novel”] Abstract: Wilde Bären gibt es in Großbritannien bereits seit über 1.000 Jahren nicht mehr, der letzte Wolf auf der Insel wurde in 1743 in Inverness geschossen. Der Inselstatus des Vereinigten Königreichs macht ein natürliches Wiedere...
This article will take movement as a central focus for a rereading of Stevenson’s depictions of the geography and ecology of the British Isles and Scotland in particular. Drawing on recent theories from border studies, mobility studies, and environmental studies, the article complements a reading of Stevenson’s historical adventure novel Kidnapped...
Sarah Hall’s “Mrs Fox” (in Madame Zero, 2017) reflects the short story’s potential to explore epistemological borders and to engage in ecocritical discourses. In recounting the transformation of a young woman into a vixen through the perspective of her husband, the story addresses pitfalls and opportunities offered by an interpretation of the human...
PhD project My research is interested in how Scottish literature from the nineteenth century to the present day imagines borders and environmental discourses. My dissertation aims to discover what potential vantage points and/or trajectories Scottish literature can offer for the revaluation of dominant frameworks underlying the relationship between borders and the environment as well as the parameters used to define both bordering processes and the environment. Following a multidisciplinary environmental humanities approach, I mobilise theories from critical border studies, ecocriticism, literary and cultural studies and related disciplines for an examination on the one hand of the significance of borders and the environment for Scottish literature and on the other hand of what Scottish literature can offer to wider discussions around borders and the environment. More on: http://juliaditter.com/projects/borders-and-the-environment-in-the-scottish-literary-imagination/
What kind of hero-figures is the public presented with in contemporary British television? What discourses are prevalent in this context? Which role do genrefication and serialisation play for heroising fictions?