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Gregers Andersen

Gregers Andersen

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E-post gregers.andersen@english.su.se
Besöksadress Universitetsvägen 10 E, plan 8
Rum E 827
Postadress Engelska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

Om mig

Spanning from readings of contemporary literature, films, and artworks to broader readings of contemporary culture and theory, my research is situated within the expanding boundaries of the environmental humanities. In particular, I am interested in how literature, films and other art forms can – in dialogue with cultural theory and philosophy – shed light upon human and non-human conditions in the Anthropocene. In fact, I believe this question opens cultural studies to a new type of research that should be labeled 'cultural studies of the Anthropocene' and imply a radical renewal of ecocriticism.   

In my current research project "Biopolitics on a Heated Planet. Fiction and the Future" I explore how the scientific expectations of extreme anthropogenic global warming enter contemporary popular fictions. In particular, I focus on how human and non-human resource consumption is imagined to be managed on a heated planet scarce on vital resources. This scope entails explorations of the ontologies, scales, and technological apparatuses imagined to direct the future management of humans and non-humans in worlds radically altered by anthropogenic warming.

"Biopolitics on a Heated Planet. Fiction and the Future" springs from a larger study of Western climate fiction I have been conducting since 2010. I expect the first major product of this study to be the monograph Climate Fiction. A New Perspective on Life in the Anthropocene, which I am currently preparing for publication.

I received my doctoral degree in arts and cultural studies from the University of Copenhagen in 2014 and held a position as a postdoctoral fellow at the same institution from 2014 to 2016. As a postdoctoral fellow in environmental humanities my current position is part of Stockholm University's prioritization of Environmental Research in the Human Sciences area.

Selected Articles

"Biopolitics in the Anthropocene: On the Invention of Future Biopolitics in Snowpiercer, Elysium, and Interstellar". The Journal of Popular Culture 51 (3). Wiley Online Library,  2018, p. 615-634.

"Cli-fi and the Uncanny". ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 23 (4). Oxford University Press, 2016, p. 855-866.

"Guattari and Planetary Computerisation". Deleuze Studies 10 (4). Edinburgh University Press, 2016, p. 531-545.

"The Destruction of Dwelling. Ecopoetics in the Anthropocene". Lo Sguardo. Rivista di Filosofia 21 (2). Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2016, p. 77-90.

Monographs

Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis: A New Perspective on Life in the Anthropocene. Forthcoming on Routledge (late 2019/early 2020).

Popular Scientific Books

Grænseløshedens kultur. Et opgør med hastighed, udmattelse og håbløshed i klimakrisens tidsalder. Informations Forlag, 2016.

Senast uppdaterad: 16 maj 2019

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