Sofie Schrey

Sofie Schrey
Northumbria University · Department of Humanities

PhD Student

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Citations since 2016
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Introduction
Junior-level researcher working towards a PhD in Green Literature. Research interests: - Ecocriticism/Green Studies - Mythology - Nature Writing - Forest and Garden Studies - Natural History - Gender Studies - 19th Century (1790-1910) - Modern Literature (1980-now)
Additional affiliations
February 2021 - May 2021
Ubiqus
Position
  • Revisor/translator
February 2021 - present
Ecozona European Journal of Literature Culture and Environment
Position
  • Editor
November 2020 - present
Arcadiana (EASLCE)
Position
  • Main organiser peer review
Education
October 2021 - March 2025
Northumbria University
Field of study
  • PhD in Literature and Creative Writing
September 2018 - June 2020
University of Antwerp
Field of study
  • Linguistics and Literature
September 2017 - September 2018
University of Antwerp
Field of study
  • Linguistics and Literature

Publications

Publications (9)
Conference Paper
In 1995, William Cronon called attention to our collective view on wilderness, and how it evolved over time. In doing so, he indicated the nineteenth century as an important period of change, with Thoreau as a key player in the US. In British literature too, the development of this opinion of the wild is noticeable. Early in the 1800s, nature descr...
Article
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Article now available in open access at host institution NiCHE Canada: https://niche-canada.org/2021/04/27/the-environmental-possibilities-for-open-world-video-games-the-case-of-red-dead-redemption-ii/ /////////////////// The top-dollar game industry is often deemed a blemish on the media landscape. Despite the thousands of talented artists, game...
Conference Paper
In the last five years, some of the most popular games from across the genre spectrum have dealt with possible ecologically undesirable futures and connected biohazard themes in a very open manner, each in ways appropriate to their genre and target group. In this paper, I will analyse fungi as a form of biohazardous pollution in four of the most su...
Article
In this final Alluvium issue of 2021, we explore a variety of perspectives on topical themes in the study of modern literature. Themes addressed in this issue include dystopia and race, gender identity and othering, and issues of consent. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7766/alluvium.v9.6.01
Chapter
Although women writers are historically well-represented in Gothic Fiction, critics of the genre have often stated that there is an essential difference between the Gothic literature produced by men (e.g. Walpole) and that produced by women (e.g. Radcliffe), creating a divide between, respectively, ‘terror’ (female) and ‘horror’ (male) writing. Mod...
Preprint
Due to the intricacies of the undertaking, the translation of a book into a feature-length book is generally paired with a shift in the representation of nations, demographic groups and cultures. In this paper, the novel These Foolish Things (2004) by author and experienced screenplay writer Deborah Moggach is compared to its unexpectedly succesful...
Preprint
Edit April 2021: Article now available in open access at host institution NiCHE Canada: https://niche-canada.org/2021/04/27/the-environmental-possibilities-for-open-world-video-games-the-case-of-red-dead-redemption-ii/ The top-dollar game industry is often deemed a blemish on the media landscape. Despite the thousands of talented artists, game mak...
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Full-text available
Thomas Pynchon, even in his early work, is no stranger to using shocking imagery to get his point across. V., his first full-length novel, is no exception, containing more than a handful of instances of rape or attempted rape. The book’s third chapter, however, features a scene that by no means concerns an instance of sexual violence, yet somehow i...
Conference Paper
Although women writers are historically well-represented in Gothic Fiction, critics of the genre have often stated that there is an essential difference between the Gothic literature produced by men (e.g. Walpole) and that produced by women (e.g. Radcliffe), creating a divide between, respectively, ‘terror’ (female) and ‘horror’ (male) writing. Mod...

Questions

Questions (2)
Question
"Self-care" can be healthy, but in today's world, we see more and more products being advertised as 'perfect for self-care'. More often than not, these products are aimed at women, who may also feel more pressure to dress, act, look or feel a certain way according to the standards of society. While these (often food or beauty) products may indeed have beneficial effects on women's mental health, the overall -captitalist- idea that we should buy something because it will better our lives still seems to underlie the whole self-care narrative.
I would like to invite a discussion about the financial consequences of self-care products for women - whether positive or negative, and am interested to see any American vs European vs Asian etc examples of advertisement for these items, especially where they address a female audience.

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Projects

Projects (4)
Project
Research geared towards an understanding of Garden and landscape Studies from new and fresh angles.
Project
Research towards the recontruction of a historically important environmental site
Project
Understanding the portrayal female mythological creatures (sirens, harpies, selkies etc.) from an ecofeministic viewpoint.