Kathrin Bartha, M.A.
- Ecocriticism and the Environmental Humanities
- Postcolonial Theory
- Gothic Studies
- Memory Studies
- Literature and Globalisation
Current research project
PhD project “Uncanny Anthropocene: Australian Fiction of an (Un)natural Crisis”; supervisor: Prof. Susan Kossew, Prof. Frank Schulze-Engler
Selected publications (selected)
- “The Specter of Landscape: The Postcolonial Gothic, Preternatural, and Aboriginal Spiritual in Alexis Wright’s Plains of Promise.” Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural (2016). https://muse.jhu.edu/article/634830/pdf
- Grotesque Encounters: Reading Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice along the principles of the Sublime, Beautiful and Grotesque. CERAE: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015). http://openjournals.arts.uwa.edu.au/index.php/cerae/article/view/56/44
- Review of Bruno Latour’s Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime (2017) Australian Book Review (December 2017) https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/current-issue/4440-kathrin-bartha-reviews-facing-gaia-eight-lectures-on-the-new-climatic-regime-by-bruno-latour-translated-by-catherine-porter
- “Must Miranda Go?” The 50th anniversary of Picnic at Hanging Rock, and a campaign to recognise Indigenous local history takes shape. Kill Your Darlings (2017). https://www.killyourdarlings.com.au/2017/02/must-miranda-go/
Functions and Activities
- Postgraduate Representative of ASLEC-ANZ (The Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture, Australia and New Zealand)
- Conference presentation: “Reading Apocalypse as an Unethical Future in Briohny Doyle’s The Island Will Sink.” (Un)ethical Futures: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction, Melbourne, December 2017.
- Conference presentation: “Uncanny Anthropocene: The Ecogothic and Peter Weir’s The Last Wave,” 15th Association of Australian Studies Conference: Nature and Environment in Australia, Cologne, September 2016.
- Conference presentation: “The (Post)colonial Gothic and Reconciliation in Alexis Wright’s Plains of Promise,” International Gothic Association: Gothic Migrations, Vancouver, July 2015.