Astrid Møller-Olsen

Astrid Møller-Olsen

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In my current research, I look at how contemporary Sinophone works of fiction use botanical characters, plant imagery and green environments to create alternative realities, explore possible futures and deal with traumatic pasts; colouring their writings, so to speak, with the green ink of literary plants. In a world where environmental concerns loom large in the media and classrooms alike, this project will help us understand how human beings imagine their plant others as monsters, saviours or parts of themselves.

Other research interests include literary sensory studies, urban Sinophone fiction, spacetime narratology, language and translation, world literature and memory studies.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities
  • Languages and Literature
  • Specific Languages

Keywords

  • literary sensory studies, comparative literature, Sinophone fiction, ecocriticism, monster theory, plants in literature

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