Augsburg Cultural Ecology Research Group

Environmental Humanities at the University of Augsburg

Cultural Ecology

The current focus of our research is on the exploration literature as a medium of 'cultural ecology.' In this view, literature senses and symbolically corrects problematic developments within a culture; besides, it contributes to the continual creative self-renewal of language, perception, and cultural imagination. It is thus no luxurious, useless, or out-of-touch occupation, as current economic ratio would have it. Thanks to its capabilities for cultural criticism and cultural renewal, it fulfils a vital function in the spiritual self-preservation and the enduring evolution of our culture as a whole.

Further Information on cultural ecology and the Augsburg Cultural Ecology Research Group.


Other Research Areas

  • Textual Ethics
  • Literary Theory
  • Cognitive Poetics and Literary Creativity
  • Twentieth-Century American Drama
  • American Renaissance
  • Modernist Literature

Further informationon these research areas (in German).




Dissertation Projects