Prof. Dr. Kylie Crane

Professorin für den Lehrstuhl Cultural Studies

Room 8020

August-Bebel-Straße 28


Tel.: +49 (0)381 498-2860

Fax: +49 (0)381 498-2594

Sprechzeit im Semester

Dienstag von

10.00 Uhr bis 11.00 Uhr

(Bitte beachten Sie, dass Änderungen der Sprechzeiten unter dem Menüpunkt "Aktuelles" bekanntgegeben werden)

Die Sprechstunde von Frau Prof. Crane findet am 11.06.2024 und am 18.06.2024 aufgrund Staatsexamensprüfungen bzw. einer Dienstreise nicht statt."

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Education and degrees 

  • 2020: "Habilitation" in the fields of English Literature, English Cultural Studies and American Literary and Cultural Studies. Thesis title: "Concrete & Plastic: Thinking through Materiality", University of Potsdam
  • 2009: PhD in English Literature. Thesis title “Where Wilderness Lies: Contemporary Australian and Canadian Constructions of Wilderness”, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 2005: MA in New English Literatures/Comparative Linguistics. Thesis title: “‘Natural Identities’ – An ecocritical approach to Margaret Atwood, Jeanette Winterson and Tim Winton”, University of Tübingen
  • 2003: BA (Hons) in English Literature. Thesis title: “Gender Pendulum – Gender Constructions in Woolf’s Orlando, Brophy’s In Transit and Winterson’s Written on the Body”, Monash University

Professional experience 

  • Since 04/2021: Professor for British and American Cultural Studies at the University of Rostock
  • 2018-2021: Lecturer in the Department for English and American Studies; PostDoc associated with DFG Graduiertenkolleg (RTG) “minor cosmopolitanisms” at the University of Potsdam
  • 2010-2018: Juniorprofessor for Anglophone Studies at the University of Mainz (Germersheim) (incl. parental leave) (positive evaluation 2013)
  • 2009-2010: Lecturer in the Department for English Literatures and Cultures at the University of Stuttgart
  • 2009: Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Tübingen
  • 2006-2009: Fellow and Scholarship holder in the DFG Graduiertenkolleg (RTG) “Kulturhermeneutik im Zeichen von Differenz und Transdifferenz” at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 2000-2006: Various positions as student/graduate assistant at the University of Tübingen
Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Anglophone Cultural Studies
  • Environmental Humanities (ecocriticism), Postcolonial Studies, Material Culture Studies
  • Written Texts (e.g. narratives, nature writing, travel writing, auto/fiction, cookbooks)
  • Material Cultures (e.g. materials, food, environments, infrastructures)
Memberships and Offices

Memberships and Offices

  • 2011-2015, Board Member of GAPS
  • Since 20113, Series Editor for KOALAS
  • Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS)
  • Gesellschaft für Australienstudien (GASt)
  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
  • German Association for the Study of British Cultures (BritCult)
  • Anglistenverband



Concrete and Plastic: Thinking through Materialities. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming (2024). OA and print.

Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives: Environmental Postcolonialism in Australia and Canada. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Edited Collections

With Lucy Gasser, Sara Morais dos Santos Bruss & Anna von Rath. Minor on the Move: Doing Cosmopolitanisms. Münster: Edition Assemblage, 2021. 

With Renate Brosch. Visualising Australia: Images, Icons, Imaginations. Trier: WVT, 2014.



"Flows and Eddies of the Anthropocene in Anglophone Novels: Helon Habila’s (2010) and Monique Roffey’s (2012).“ The Anglophone Novel in the Twenty-FirstCentury: Cultural Contexts – Literary Developments – Model Interpretations, edited by Nadia Butt, Alexander Scherr and Ansgar Nünning, WVT, 2023, pp. 137-152.

“Robinsonades Revisited: Materials and Archives in the Archipelagic Mode.” Philologie im Netz special issue „Reframing Robinsonades“, vol. 30, edited by Jennifer S. Henke and Jan Gerstner, 2023, pp. 7-20. OA:

“On Some Absent Presences of Nuclear Extractivism: Retrofuturistic Aesthetics and Fallout 4.” To The Last Drop: Affective Economies of Extraction and Sentimentality, edited by Axelle Germanaz, Daniela Gutiérrez Fuentes, Sarah Marak and Heike Paul, transcript, 2023, pp. 185-202. OA.

“Birds of the Plastic Pacific.” Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literature and Culture, edited by Alexandra Ganser and Charne Lavery, Palgrave MacMillan, 2023, pp. 41-56. OA.doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-91275-8_3

“Postcards, from the Future”. The Ecological Crisis in Britain, edited by Sebastian Berg, Hanne Bolze and Christian Schmitt-Kilb, special issue of Hard Times 106, 2023: 39-45.

“Fungi Functions: Cross-Species Imaginaries in Tade Thompson’s Wormwood Trilogy.” Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft undLinguisik, vol. 52, no. 2, 2022, pp. 461-476. doi: 10.1007/s41244-022-00261-3

“Fungi Thinking, or Random Considerations.” Comparative Critical Studies, vol. 18, no. 2-3, 2021, pp. 239-258. doi: 10.3366/ccs.2021.0405 

“Positioning Postcolonial Studies: A Response.” Journal for the Study of British Cultures, Special Issue: Histories and Trajectories: British Cultural Studies in Germany, edited by Gerold Sedlmayr, vol. 28, no. 1, 2021, pp. 113-118.

“Teaching Materials: Plastic”. Developing Critical Environmental Literacies, Special Issue of Anglistik & Englischunterricht, edited by Christian Ludwig and Claudia Deetjen, vol. 94, 2021, pp. 65-83. 

"Displacements: Framing (and) Ruins in John Berger’s King and Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People.” Open Library of Humanities, Special Issue: “Reading in Ruins: Exploring Posthumanist Narrative Studies”, edited by Roman Bartosch and Julia Hoydis, vol. 7, no. 1, 2021. doi: 10.16995/olh.633

With Lucy Gasser, Sara Morais dos Santos Bruss & Anna von Rath. “Minor on the Move: Doing Cosmopolitanisms – An Introduction”. In: ibid (ed). Minor on the Move: Doing Cosmopolitanisms. Münster: Edition Assemblage, 2021. 15-24. 

“Tomato: The Culinary, Cultivation, and Cultural Studies”. In: Jana Göhrisch, Ellen Grünkemeier & Hannah Pardey (ed). Anglistik 31(3). Fokusheft “Postcolonial Cultural Studies”. 2020, 31-46. DOI: 10.33675/ANGL/2020/3/6

“Ecocriticism and Travel”. In: Nandini Das & Tim Youngs (ed). Cambridge History of Travel Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 535-549. DOI: 10.1017/9781316556740.035

“Anthropocene Presences and the Limits of Deferral: Alexis Wright’s Carpentaria and The Swan Book”. In: Online Library of Humanities. 5(1). 2019. Timo Müller (ed). Special Issue: “Representing Climate: Local to Global”. DOI: 10.16995/olh.348

“Australia”. In: Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf (ed). Handbuch Autobiography/ Autofiction. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019. 1087-1113.

“The Anthropocene and the End of the World: Dystopia, Apocalypse and other Disasters”. In: Gina Comos & Caroline Rosenthal (ed). Anglophone Literature and Culture in the Anthropocene. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2019. 158-175.

“Whales, Waste and Wilderness: Postcolonial Environmentalism in the Classroom”. In: Mark Stein & Christine Lübke (ed). Cross-Overs: Postcolonial Studies and Transcultural Learning. Münster: Lit Verlag, 2017. 37-52.

“Plastic Modernities”. In: Christoph Ehland, Ilka Mindt & Merle Tönnies. Anglistentag 2015 Paderborn. Trier: WVT, 2016. 207-217.

“Wilderness Effects and Wild Affects in Contemporary UK Nature/Travel Writing”. In: Ina Habermann & Daniela Keller (ed). English Topographies in Literature and Culture: Space, Place, and Identity. Amsterdam & New York: Brill, 2016. 41-57.

“Essen als Kulturkontakt”. In: Jutta Ernst & Florian Freitag (ed). Transkulturelle Dynamiken. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2015. 91-117.

“Visions, Vellum and Pastoral Transpositions”. In: The Journal of Ecocriticism. 6(1). 2014.

With Renate Brosch. “Visualising Australia: An Introduction”. In: Ibid (ed). Visualising Australia: Images, Icons, Imaginations. Trier: WVT, 2014. 1-17.

“When Pigs Cry: Teaching the gaze, materialities and environmental ethics with the film Babe”. In: Roman Bartosch & Sieglinde Grimm (ed). Teaching Environments: Ecocritical Encounters. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2014. 97-114.

“Constitutions of Site and Visitor at the Swarbrick Wilderness Discovery Site” Ariel: A Review of International English Literature. 44(4). 2013. 117-136.

“Tracking the Tassie Tiger: Extinction and Ethics in Julia Leigh’s The Hunter”. In: Laurenz Volkmann (ed). Local Natures - Global Responsibilities. ASNEL Papers 14. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi. 2010. 105-120.

“Der Fall Mudrooroo: Authentizität, Autorität, der Buchmarkt und der Leser”. In: Walter Sparn, Christoph Ernst & Hedwig Wagner (ed). Kulturhermeneutik: Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zum Umgang mit kultureller Differenz. München: Wilhelm Fink, 2008. 223-241.

“A Place in the Wilderness? Tim Winton’s Dirt Music and Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing”. In: Gerhard Stilz (ed). Territorial Terrors: Contested Spaces in Colonial and Postcolonial Writing. Würzburg: Könighausen & Neumann, 2007. 71-85.

“The Beat of the Land: Place and Music in Tim Winton’s Dirt Music”. In: Lars Eckstein & Christoph Reinfandt (ed). “The Cultural Validity of Music in Contemporary Fiction”. Sonderausgabe Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik. 54(1). 2006. 21-32.