Jun.-Prof. Dr. Kylie Crane

Anglophonie (Anglophone Literatures and Cultures)

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Kylie Crane


Research Interests

Anglophone Literatures and Cultures; Postcolonial Theories; Environmental Humanities; Cultural Geography; Material Cultures



Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Prose Texts: Environmental Postcolonialism in Australia and Canada. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
(reviews in A Review of International English Literature (ARIEL), Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE), Journal of Postcolonial Writing and ecozon@)

Edited Collections

Visualising Australia: Images, Icons, Imaginations. Trier: WVT, 2014. (with Renate Brosch).
(review in Journal for the Study of British Cultures)


“Whales, Waste and Wilderness: Postcolonial Environmentalism in the Classroom”. In: Mark Stein & Christine Lübke (ed). Cross-Overs: Postcolonial Studies and Transcultural Learning. Münster: Lit Verlag, 2017. 37-52.

"Plastic Modernities". In: Ehland, Christoph, Ilka Mindt & Merle Tönnies. Anglistentag 2015 Paderborn: Proceedings. Trier: WVT, 2016. 207-217.

“Wilderness Effects and Wild Affects in Contemporary UK Nature/Travel Writing”. In: Ina Habermann (ed). English Topographies in Literature and Culture: Space, Place, and Identity. Amsterdam & New York: Brill, 2016. 41-57.

“Essen als Kulturkontakt”. In: Jutta Ernst & Florian Freitag (ed). Transkulturelle Dynamiken. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2015. 91-117.

“Visions, Vellum and Pastoral Transpositions”. The Journal of Ecocriticism. Vol 6 No 1. 2014. http://ojs.unbc.ca/index.php/joe/article/view/464/481

“Visualising Australia: An Introduction”. mit Renate Brosch. Ibid (ed). Visualising Australia: Images, Icons, Imaginations. Trier: WVT, 2014. 1-17.

“When Pigs Cry: Teaching the gaze, materialities and environmental ethics with the film Babe”. In: Roman Bartosch und Sieglinde Grimm (ed). Teaching Environments: Ecocritical Encounters. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2014. 97-114.

“Constitutions of Site and Visitor at the Swarbrick Wilderness Discovery Site”. Ariel: A Review of International English Literature. Vol. 44. No. 4. 2013. 117-136.

“Tracking the Tassie Tiger: Extinction and Ethics in Julia Leigh’s The Hunter”. In: Volkmann, Laurenz et.al. (ed.). Local Natures - Global Responsibilites. ASNEL Papers 14. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2010. 105-120.

“Der Fall Mudrooroo: Authentizität, Autorität, der Buchmarkt und der Leser”. In: Sparn, Walter, Christoph Ernst and Hedwig Wagner. Kulturhermeneutik: Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zum Umgang mit kulturelle Differenz. München: Wilhelm Fink, 2008. 223-241.

“A Place in the Wilderness? Tim Winton’s Dirt Music and Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing”. In: Stilz, Gerhard (ed). Territorial Terrors: Contested Spaces in Colonial and Postcolonial Writing. Würzburg: Könighausen & Neumann. 71-85.

“The Beat of the Land: Place and Music in Tim Winton’s Dirt Music”. In: Eckstein, Lars and Christoph Reinfandt (ed). “The Cultural Validity of Music in Contemporary Fiction”. ZAA 54.1. 2006. 21-32. http://www.zaa.uni-tuebingen.de/?attachment_id=814


Finger, H.W. Ludwig Leichhardt – Prince of Explorers. Trans. Kylie Crane. Kenthurst, NSW: Rosenberg, 2013.

Papers (selection of recent presentations)

"Environmental Postcolonialism: Considerations of the Anthropocene". By invitation. Lecture Series "Narratives of Crisis". 20.04.2017. Jena.

"Postcolonial Environmentalism: Tenets, Problems, Possibilities." By invitation. Lecture Series "Changing Ecologies". 13.04.2017. Bremen.

"Plastic Preservation". FRIAS Conference: MatteReality. 23.-25.03.2017. Freiburg.

"Of Kings and Animals: Ruination, Precarity, and Postcolonial Studies". Humboldt Universität. 22.07.2016. Berlin.

"Making Sense of Worlds and Words: Materialities in Linda Hogan's Solar Storms”. Forum: Texte. Zeichen. Medien; Universität Erfurt. 13.04.2016. Erfurt.

“Plastic Pacific: Moving (the) Masses”. Conference: Mobile Mobilities. 01.-02.02.2016. Vienna.

“Plastic Modernities”. Sektion Multiple Modernities / Multiple Modernisms. Anglistentag. 23-25.09.2015. Paderborn.

“Take to the Roads: Mobility and Crisis in US (Visual) Culture”. Universität Augsburg. 07.04.2014. Augsburg.

“Story Matters: Debris, Archives, and Perspectives”. Universität Zürich. 03.04.2014. Zürich.

Keynote Lecture: “Material Matters and Land Ethics: Contemporary Canadian Natures in Context”. Conference: Canadians and the Environment: Historical, Cultural and Literary Perspectives. 12.-13.02.2014. Lublin, Poland.

Education and Positions Held

2010- Juniorprofessorin (Associate Professor). English Department, University of Mainz (in Germersheim), positive evaluation in 2013.

2009-2010 Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben (Lecturer). English Department, University of Stuttgart

2009 Teaching Equality Scholarship. English Department, University of Tübingen

2006-2009 Dr. Phil. in English Literature. University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

2000-2005 M.A. in English Literature and Comparative Linguistics. University of Tübingen

2003 B.A. (Hons) in English Literature. Monash University Melbourne

Official Functions

Series Editor for KOALAS (Konzepte, Orientierungen, Abhandlungen, Lektüren, Australien-Studien) (WVT)

past: Board Member of GAPS (2011-2015)


Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS, ehemals GNEL)
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
Gesellschaft für Australienstudien (GASt)