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Sylvia Mayer
Contemporary American Risk Fiction” (DFG-Projekt, 2015-2018)
Monographie-Projekt “Explorations of the Controversially Real: Risk, Climate Change, Ethics in Contemporary North American Literature”

Katrin Horn
“The Economy and Epistemology of Gossip in late 19th and early 20th-Century US American Literature and Culture” (Habilitationsprojekt; DFG-Projekt, 2019–2022)
Mitglied in den DFG-Forschungsnetzwerken Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies and The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure

Lukas Büttcher
“Narrating the Anthropocene: Globalization and Environmental Risk in U.S. American Climate Change Narratives” (Dissertationsprojekt; DFG-Projekt “Contemporary American Risk Fiction”)

Barbora Kolb
“Postnatural U(s)topia: Natureculture and Utopian Minimalism in North American Speculative Fiction"

Marija Krstic
“Petroculture in the American Novel"

Selina Foltinek
“Agency and Knowledge Production in Semi-Autobiographical Fiction about Female Same-Sex Relationships"

Marian Ofori-Amoafo
“Spatiality, Mobility, and Identity Formation in Contemporary Anglophone Novels of Slave History” (Dissertationsprojekt)

Completed Projekte

Matthias Klestil
“Environmental Knowledge and African American Culture, 1830 to 1920” (Dissertationsprojekt – abgeschlossen 2018)

Semsettin Tabur
“Reading For Space: Contested Spaces in Contemporary North American Novels” (Dissertationsprojekt – abgeschlossen 2017)

Christian Schmidt
“Postblack Aesthetics: The Freedom to Be Black in Contemporary African American Fiction” (Dissertationsprojekt – abgeschlossen 2014)

Claudia Deetjen
“Re-Imagining Nature’s Nation: Native American and Native Hawaiian Literature, Environment, and Empire” (Dissertationsprojekt – abgeschlossen 2014)

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