Sofia Ahlberg

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of English

Email:
sofia.ahlberg[AT-sign]engelska.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 1259
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L

Postal address:
Box 527
751 20 Uppsala

Short presentation

I grew up and lived in the Southern Hemisphere which helps me to bring a global perspective to my research interests in energy humanities and ecofiction. I'm convinced that literary studies has an urgent role to play in the design of alternative social frameworks. For this reason, I'm committed to classroom practices that can respond to a rapidly changing world.

Keywords: ecofiction energy humanities petrofiction pedagogy

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Biography

I am currently at work on my new book project:

What Use is Reading in a World that’s Burning? How and Why to Teach Literature during Times of Crisis


This volume demonstrates how and why to teach relevant literary texts within the context of climate anxiety and activism.

Research

My first book Atlantic Afterlives in Contemporary Fiction: The Oceanic Imaginary since the Information Age was published with Palgrave Macmillan (2016).

I have numerous chapters in a range of edited collections on the topic of climate, the environment and geopolitics. My articles have been published in journals such as The Comparatist, Journal of Modern Literature, Comparative Literature, Studies in the Humanities, among others.

My research in pedagogy has been published with MLA Teaching Publications and with the English Subject Centre in the UK.

I have also enjoyed writing for a non-professional audience in The Conversation, as in here: http://theconversation.com/friday-essay-the-rise-and-fall-of-oil-in-popular-culture-68751

Publications

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