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Research Interests

  • Ecocriticism and Critical Environmental Education
  • Television and Film Studies
  • Gender Studies and Feminist Criticism
  • African American Studies
  • Modernist Fiction

PhD Project

Serial Ecologies of New Golden Age Television: Conceptualizing Seriality, Ecology, and Eco-Pedagogy (Here we can insert a link to the a.r.t.e.s. website, I’m working on that one, too)

In my PhD project, Serial Ecologies of New Golden Age Television: Conceptualizing Seriality, Ecology, and Eco-Pedagogy, I explore the ecologies of popular US-American TV series from 2000 to present with special focus on their often unconscious representations of the Anthropocene. Moreover, in conceptualizing the interdependences of seriality and ecology, I advance ecocritical research on TV series and argue that ecological paradigms help to understand how these TV series function, both on their diegetic and extradiegetic levels. To create an interdisciplinary triad of seriality and cultural and media studies, the environmental humanities, and education for sustainability, I discuss the eco-pedagogical potentials that arise from the considerations of ecological and serial relationalities. I argue that the medium is extremely productive when facing the pressing demands of educating about environmental and ecological issues and challenges in the age of the Anthropocene. 

Supervisor: JProf. Dr. Judith Rauscher