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



Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Prose Texts: Environmental Postcolonialism in Australia and Canada. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. (October)


“Whales, Waste and Wilderness: Postcolonial Environmentalism” (in preparation)

“Essen als Kulturkontakt” (in preparation)

“Hyperaesthetics, Junkspace and Urban Exploration” (in preparation)

“Postcolonial Pastoral”. In: Windisch, Martin. Landscape and Text. (submitted)

“Tracking the Tassie Tiger: Extinction and Ethics in Julia Leigh’s The Hunter”. In: Volkmann, Laurenz (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 (eds). “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. (March)

Papers (selection)

05.2012 “Hyperaesthetics, Junkspace and Urban Exploration”. Derby, UK. Affective Landscapes Conference.

05.2012 “Whales, Waste and Wilderness: Postcolonial Environmentalism”. Münster. Lecture Series: Crossovers: Postcolonial Studies and Transcultural Learning. (Invited Lecture)

09.2011 “On Wilderness”. Bern, Switzerland. ASNEL Summer School: Spaces of Projection.

05.2011 “Other Semiotics: Animals, Humans and Translators“. Hanover, Germany. Postcolonial Studies Across the Disciplines. ASNEL Annual Conference.

04.2011 “(Abject) Natural Places under (Re)Consideration”. Istanbul, Turkey. Under Construction: Gateways and Walls, EACLALS Triennial Conference

09.2010 “Constitutions of Site and Visitor at the Swarbrick Wilderness Discovery Site”. Bath, UK. Environmental Change – Cultural Change. Biannual ASLE-UK Conference & EASCLE Conference

05.2009 “Go forth and perish? Explorer Myths and National Natures”. Münster, Germany. Postcolonial Translocations. ASNEL Annual Conference.

06.2008 “The Road at the End of the World”. Eugene, USA. Thinking Through Nature: Philosophy for an Endangered World. International Association for Environmental Philosophy.

03.2008 “Belonging and Possession: Land and Land Rights in Andrew McGahan's The White Earth” Venice, Italy. try freedom. European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS) Triennial Conference.

05.2007 “Tracking the Tassie Tiger: DNA and the denudation of nature in Julia Leigh’s The Hunter” Jena, Germany . Local Natures, Global Responsibilities. ASNEL Annual Conference.

09.2006 “Wilderness in the Body: Jeanette Winterson, Cancer and Cartography” Lincoln, UK. Discordant Harmonies: Ecocriticism in the 20th Century. Biannual ASLE-UK Conference.

Education and Positions Held

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

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

2011- ASNEL Board Member

09.2012 Co-organiser of GASt (Australian Studies Association) Conference “Visualising Australia