Johanna Grabow

Johanna Grabow, PhD candidate at the Institute of British Studies, Leipzig University/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

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. She is currently working on her PhD thesis which focuses 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. She is also an active member of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists. At present Johanna is living and working in Cambridge, England.

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

For publications please get in touch.

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


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