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Institute of British Studies, Leipzig University / Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Johanna Grabow web

Dr Johanna Grabow earned a B.A. degree in British Studies and History, as well as an M.A. degree in British Studies from Leipzig University. Her PhD, also from Leipzig University and with an extended visit to the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, focused on the reception of Antarctica in contemporary British literature. In addition to investigating the sphere of influence of the southernmost continent, her research interests include the connection between the sciences and the arts, especially the link between chaos theory and literature, ecocriticism, and narrative structures in postmodern literature. Johanna is a member of APECS Germany and works seasonally as an expedition guide and lecturer in the Arctic and Antarctic. At present Johanna is living in Cambridge, England and working as SCAR's Project Officer.

Research projects / interests:

  • Antarctica in literature
  • Antarctic history, representation of the early days of exploration
  • Relationship between science and literature and science and arts
  • Antarctic Treaty System
  • Nature-human relations

Keywords: Literature, Science and Arts, Exploration, Ecocriticism, Science Studies

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