Sofia Ahlberg

universitetslektor vid Engelska institutionen

018-471 1259
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L
Box 527
751 20 Uppsala

Akademiska meriter: PhD, docent

Nyckelord: the intersection of literature and technology in a digital age energy humanities petrofiction environmental literary studies

Mina kurser


I am a tenured lecturer in literary studies with La Trobe University, Australia. Currently, I am on a secondment with the English Department at Uppsala where I will be teaching within the American Literature program.

My research interest in energy humanities has resulted in a new book-length project that explores the triumphs and coming trials for oil culture, as these are imagined in contemporary literature.



Ahlberg, Sofia. Atlantic Afterlives in Contemporary Fiction: The Oceanic Imaginary since the Information Age. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Book Chapters

Ahlberg, Sofia. “Fotminne.” Loanwords to Live With: An Ecotopian Lexicon. Eds. Brent Ryan Bellamy and Matthew Schneider-Mayerson (forthcoming Minnesota University Press, 2018).

Ahlberg, Sofia. “Where have all the flowers gone? Alternative Mobilities and Going Further with the Merry Pranksters.” Culture, Transport and Global Warming. Ed. Tatiana Prokova (forthcoming 2018).

Ahlberg, Sofia.“Written on Water: David Vann’s Evocation of Walter Benjamin’s Dictum ‘to read what was never written’.” Water Natures and Cultures: Critical Essays on Water in Contemporary Literature and Film. Nevada: U of Nevada P. Ed. Paula Farca (forthcoming 2017).

Ahlberg, Sofia. “Via Dolores: The Passage of the Feminine as Contraband in Nabokov’s Fiction.” Nabokov’s Women: The Silent Sisterhood of Textual Nomads. Ed. Rakhimova-Sommers, Elena. Lexington Books, 2017.

Ahlberg, Sofia. “Espionage and the War on Secrecy and Terror in Graham Greene and Beyond.” Detecting Detection: International Perspectives on the Uses of a Plot. Eds. Peter Baker and Deborah Shaller. Continuum (2012).

Ahlberg, Sofia. “Transatlanticism.” Teaching Nineteenth Century Fiction. Teaching the New English Series. Eds. Andrew Maunder and Jennifer Phegley. Palgrave Macmillan in conjunction with the English Subject Centre (2010).

Ahlberg, Sofia. “Within Oceanic Reach: The Effects of September 11 on a Drought-Stricken Nation.” From Solidarity to Schisms: 9/11 From Outside the U.S. Ed. Cara Cilano. Rodopi (2009).

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Ahlberg, Sofia. “Goodbye Crude World: The Aesthetics of Environmental Catastrophe in Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things and Edward Burtynsky’s Oil Photographs.” The Comparatist Special Issue: Catastrophe (forthcoming 2017).

Ahlberg, Sofia. “The Incorrigible Other: Representations of the American Girl in European Twentieth-Century Literature.” Journal of Modern Literature 33.3 (2010): 64-77.

Ahlberg, Sofia. “ ‘Becoming a Different Me’: Simone de Beauvoir on Freedom and Transatlantic Sexual Stereotypes.” New Readings: Cardiff School of European Studies Vol. 10, 2009.

Ahlberg, Sofia. “Women and War in Contemporary Love Stories from Uganda and Nigeria.” Comparative Literature Studies 46.2 (2009): 407-424.

Ahlberg, Sofia. “Günter Grass as Literary Intellectual: Memory, Ambiguity, and Constructive Conflict.” Studies in the Humanities 35.2 (2008): 216-230.

Sofia Ahlberg is also a regular contributor to Public Scholarship, including publications such as The Conversation.


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