Members

 

Scholars interested in the city and literature from all fields of study are most welcome to join ALUS. Membership benefits include a bi-monthly newsletter with updates on relevant cfp’s and publications in the field. Membership is free!

For further information on joining the network, contact ALUS secretary Anni Lappela at anni.lappela [a] helsinki.fi or ALUS president Jason Finch at jfinch [a] abo.fi

Abder-rahman Gil, Ismael
MA, doctoral student
Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
ism.abderrahmangil [a] unive.it.
Research interests: Urban literature; Geocriticism; Amman in Jordanian literature; Narratives on the city; cultural studies

Ahonen, Mirka
MA, doctoral student
Department of French Studies
University of Turku, Finland
mimaah [a] utu.fi
Research interests: Paris and female figures in French literature

Ameel, Lieven
Dr., Senior Research Fellow
Turku Institute for Advanced Studies
FI-20014 University of Turku
Finland
lieven.ameel [a] utu.fi
https://blogs.helsinki.fi/urbannarratives/
Research interests: city in literature, parkour, literary perspectives on urban planning

Amey, Evgenia
MA, PhD candidate
Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
evgenia.amey [a] gmail.com
Research interests: literary travel, fiction-inspired travel, cultural studies

Aslam, Zeeshan
M.Phil Scholar Researcher
Department of English Literature and Language at Government College University, Faislabad
Research interests: city in literature, urban narratives, urban space, spatial theory, literary representation of Karachi, Lahore and Anglophone Pakistani fiction

Lu, Andong
PhD, Professor in Urbanism and Architectural Theory
Nanjing University, China
alu [a] nju.edu.cn
Research interests: urbanism, moving image, landscape, narrative and space

Antonenko, Irina
MA, Academic teacher, doctoral student
University of Gdansk
Poland
iryna.antonenko [a] ug.gda.pl
Research interests: urban narratives, literary representation of New York

Bar-Itzhak, Chen
MA, doctoral student
Department of Hebrew Literature
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
chenbar [a] gmail.com
Research interests: Haifa in Hebrew and Arabic literatures; hybridity and space; literary representations of mixed cities; utopia and the city.

Beltrami, Marzia
MPhil, PhD candidate
School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Italian dept.)
Durham University, United Kingdom
PhD project: “The spatial dimension of narrative understanding”
Research interests: interrelations between space and narrative, form and plot types, cognitive literary criticism
marzia.beltrami[a]durham.ac.uk

Beltrán de Heredia, Edurne
PhD Student in Spanish literature/culture
School of International Letters and Cultures
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, USA
Research interests: Jewish and Muslim urban spaces in Spain/Latin American literature, critical theory, comparative literature, women in religion, comparative diaspora studies and migration

Bickers, George Francis
PhD Candidate, English and American Studies
University of Manchester
PhD Project: ‘Altered Presents, Imagined Futures: Spatial and Literary Prefiguration in Los Angeles, New York, and London, 1960-1980.’
Research Interests: Spatiality, protest and resistance, anarchism, (anti)police and state violence, civil subversion, intersections between space and writing as political/activist tool.
george.bickers[a]postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Borch, Adam
MA, doctoral student
English Language and Literature
Åbo Akademi University
Fabriksgatan 2
20500 Turku, Finland
Tel:  +358 40 777 2417
Email: aborch [a]abo.fi

Borosch, Juliane
MA, doctoral student in the Department of Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen as part of the “Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures: American Models, Transatlantic Interventions” graduate research group
juliane.borosch [a] uni-due.de
Research interests: Transnational American Studies, Urban Studies, Narrative and Space, Popular Culture and Seriality

Bottà, Giacomo
PhD, Researcher
Deutsches Volksliedarchiv
Forschungseinrichtung des Landes Baden-Württemberg zu Populärer Kultur und Musik
Freiburg i.Br., Germany; http://www.dva.uni-freiburg.de/Members/botta
giacomo.bottaATgmail.com
Research interests: Berlin in the 1990s, German popliteratur, cultural representations of Europeancities

Brecciaroli, Giulia
MA, doctoral student
School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC)
University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Research interests: urban perceptions and representations in literature, post-war Italian narrative, Italian crime fiction tradition
G.Brecciaroli[a]warwick.ac.uk

Brown, Mark
PhD Senior Lecturer in American Literature
Staffordshire University
Department of English and Creative Writing
email: mark.brown@staffs.ac.uk
Research interests: the American metropolis in literature and film, New York writing, Paul Auster, Cultural Geography, urban cultures.

Chow, Clara
Writer, journalist, editor (WeAreAWebsite.com) and teaching associate
School of Humanities
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore
clarachowyh [a] ntu.edu.sg
clarachowwrites [a] gmail.com
Fiction works: Dream Storeys (Ethos, 2016); Modern Myths (Math Paper Press, March 2018)
Research interests: Inter-disciplinary collaborations in urban landscape and architecture, urban histories and futures, architectural writing, the short story, Singapore literature

Chudoba, Minna
Dr. Sc.Tech., M.Arch.,
University Lecturer
Tampere University of Technology / School of Architecture
P.O. Box 600
33101 TAMPERE, FINLAND
minna.chudoba [a] tut.fi
Research interests: history of urban planning, especially late 19th century and early 20th century (with the modernist tradition), urban morphology

Cengiz, Nuran Buket
Dr.
Writing Center, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey
buketc [a] khas.edu.tr
Research interests: modern Turkish literature, Marxist literary theory, cultural studies, critical theory, and critical urban theory

Coppin, Chiara
Doctoral student- Romance literatures
Department of Literary, Linguistics and Comparative Studies
Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Italy
chiara.coppin [a] gmail.com
Research interests: modern cities in Italian literature; Paola Masino’s novel Periferia; historical novels set in Naples; Italian theater.

Cortés, Orly
Doctoral student, Comparative Literature
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
orlycortes [a] gmail.com
Research interests: Mexico City’s representations in Literature and Visual Arts; City and Gender Studies

Cran, Rona
Lecturer in Twentieth-Century American Literature
University of Birmingham, UK
r.cran [a] bham.ac.uk
Research interests: C20th American poetry; New York art, writing, and music; urban cultures; gentrification; activist/protest literatures; material culture.

Cruccolini, Cecilia
MA, PhD candidate
Department of Interpretation and Translation (DIT)
Forlì campus, University of Bologna
Member of MITN, the Migration, Identity and Translation Network
Member of the editorial board of http://www.lavoroculturale.org
Research project: Diasporic subjects and urban landscape in contemporary English utopian/dystopian literature and science fiction
cecilia.cruccolini2 [a] unibo.it (or cecilia.cruccolini [a] gmail.com)
Areas of interest: Utopian Theory, the city in literature, Urban Studies, Geocriticism, Utopian literature, Science Fiction, Postcolonial Theory, Centre/Periphery.

Davies, Dominic
DPhil, Lecturer in English
Department of English
City, University of London, UK
drdomdavies [a] gmail.com
Research interests: urban infrastructure, (post)colonialism and violence, graphic narratives

De Ceuster, Filip
MA, Phd. Student
University of Antwerp
Research Unit: Institute for the Study of Flemish and Dutch Literature (ISLN)
Lange Winkelstraat 40, University of Antwerp, 2000 Antwerp (Belgium)
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=filip.deceuster&n=100825
Filip.DeCeuster [a] ua.ac.be
Research project: ‘The Country House and the Tension between Modernity and Tradition in Flemish Narrative Prose: Towards a New Reading of Maurice Gilliams’
Research interests: literary representation of city and countryside, urbanism, the Bakhtinian ‘chronotope’, the Flemish Movement, the ‘battle of the brows’.

Deckers, Florian
MA, doctoral student
Department of Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the “Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures: American Models, Transatlantic Interventions” graduate research group
florian.deckers [a] uni-due.de
Research interests: Transnational American Studies, Urban Studies, Contemporary Popular Culture

Del Rio, Lilia
MA, doctoral student
Urban Studies Dept
Estonian Academy of Arts
Pikk tn. 20, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
lilia.delrio [a] artun.ee

Dines, Martin
Dr, Senior lecturer in English Literature
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2EE, United Kingdom
Vice-president, Literary London Society
m.dines [a] kingston.ac.uk
Research interests: suburban studies, twentieth-century and contemporary American and British literature, literary London, queer space and histories

Drott, Catharina
International PhD Programme Literary and Cultural Studies (IPP)
Giessen, Germany
catharina.drott [a] anglistik.uni-giessen.de
http://cultdoc.uni-giessen.de/wps/pgn/ep/cultdoc/catharinadrott/ma
research interests: London Studies, Early Modern and 18th century Literature,
Space, Cityscapes, Psychogeography

Eeckhout, Bart
Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Antwerp
bart.eeckhout[a]uantwerpen.be
https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/bart-eeckhout/
Research interests: New York City in fiction, queer perspectives on urban representations, and urban studies generally

Erbacher, Eric C.
Lecturer, PhD student
American Studies
University of Münster
Johannisstr. 12-20
D – 41843 Münster, Germany
eric.erbacher [a] wwu.de
http://www.uni-muenster.de/Anglistik/Staff/Erbacher.shtml
Research interests: urban studies, spatial theory, urban literatures and narratives, visual culture, popular culture, class and subcultures, nature and technology

Faisst, Julia
Dr. Julia Faisst
American Studies
Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
Universitaetsallee 1
85072 Eichstaett, Germany
Fon +49-(0)8421-93 21359
Fax +49-(0)8421-93 21797
julia.faisst [a] ku.de
http://www.ku.de/slf/anglistik/amerikanistik/team/julia-faisst
Research interests: multi-ethnic US literatures, space and architecture, visual and material cultures, race and ethnic studies

Fialkova, Larisa
Prof.
Dept. of Hebrew and Comparative Literature,
The University of Haifa,
Haifa, Israel
lara [a] research.haifa.ac.il
https://haifa.academia.edu/LarisaFialkova
Research interests: literary cities, narratives of former Soviets in Israel, cities and folklore studies.

Finch, Jason
Phd, docent, Assistant Professor of English Literature
Åbo Akademi University
20500 Turku
Finland
+358 (0)2 215 3622
jfinch [a] abo.fi
Research interests: modern urban literatures of Europe and North America (especially London); mass housing; Deep Locational Criticism; topography; archaeology

Fiaduta, Kseniya

MA in Advanced Studies in Architecture: Theory, History and Culture
ETSAB Barcelona School of Architecture, Barcelona (Spain)
ksenia2085[a]gmail.com
Research Interests: critical urban theory, suburban studies, cultural representations of peripheries, architecture and education

François, Liesbeth
Postdoctoral researcher
KU Leuven – FWO (Research Foundation – Flanders)
Department of French, Italian and Hispanic Literatures
Belgium
Research interests: the city in Latin American literature, contemporary representations of Mexico City, urban subterranean spaces, the flâneur, mobility

Frenzel, Sonja
Dr. Sonja Frenzel
Englische Literaturwissenschaft/Anglophone Studies
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Universitätsstraße 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Sonja.Frenzel [a] uni-duesseldorf.de

Gallardo-Saborido, Emilio J.
Associate researcher
Spanish National Research Council
emilio.gallardo [a] csic.es
Research interests: Spanish and Latin American studies, Romani studies, literary sociology, crime fiction

García, Patricia
Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham (School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies)
dr.patricia.garcia@gmail.com
Research interests: urban studies, geocriticism, the fantastic, teratology, the 20th century Hispanic short story.

Gierich Carla
M.A., PhD candidate
Department of English and Media
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
carla.gierich [a] pgr.anglia.ac.uk
Research Interests: Latino/a and Chicano/a Studies, Urban Literature, Los Angeles as an Arrival City, Narrative and Space, Hybridity and Transculturality in the Americas

Giovannoni, Giulio
Assistant Professor
Department of Architecture
Università degli Studi di Firenze
via Micheli 2
50121 Firenze – Italy
giulio.giovannoni [a] unifi.com
Research interests: cultural representations of peripheries, cultural representations of non-places, Tuscan cultural studies

Garlitz, Dustin
PhD Candidate
Department of Philosophy, University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida USA)
dustin.garlitz [a] gmail.com
Research interests: philosophy of urban culture (Georg Simmel, Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin); sociology of urban culture (Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Sharon Zukin); music and urban culture (New York City Jazz Scene)

Gurr, Jens Martin
Dr., Prof. of British and Anglophone Literature and Culture,
Director of Joint Center “Urban Systems”
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
jens.gurr [a] uni-due.de
Research interests: urban imaginaries, inter- and transdisciplinary urban studies, literary representations of urban complexity, literary models of complexity, Romanticism and the city, 17th and 18th-century British literature, contemporary British, American and Anglophone Fiction

Gürbüz, Nevin Faden
PhD Candidate
Department of English Language and Literature, Istanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University (Istanbul, Turkey)
nevingrbz [a] gmail.com
Research interests: twentieth-century and contemporary British literature, modern British drama, urban space and literary representation, spatial theory and geocriticism

Haddad, Mordjana 
Assistant lecturer at the department of English language, University of Oum El-Bouaghi, Algeria.
Ph.D student at the department of English language and Literature, University of Annaba, Algeria.
Research interests: The city in literature, urban narratives, urban space, and spatial theory.
haddad.mordjana[a]gmail.co

Haefs, Elisabeth
MA, doctoral student as part of the “Scripts for Postindustrial Urban
Futures: American Models, Transatlantic Interventions” research group
Department of Anglophone Studies
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
elisabeth.haefs [a] uni-due.de
Research interests: Narrative in Sustainable Urban Planning, Science  and Literature, British Literature and Culture

Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Muhammad
M.Phil, Lecturer in English
Government Postgraduate Islamia College Faisalabad, Pakistan
hafeezrehman442 [a] gmail.com
Research interests: Urban Narratives, Literary Representation
of Karachi and Anglophone Pakistani Fiction.

Hakkarainen, Heidi
PhD, Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Cultural History, University of Turku
Research interests: Nineteenth-century cities, Vienna, urban studies, humour and satire, history of the press, history of emotions
hphakk [a] utu.fi

Havas, David
MA, doctoral student
Department of Film and Multimedia Theory
Film School of Academy of Performing Arts at Prague (FAMU), Czech Republic
dave.havas [a] gmail.com
Research interests: Poetic escapism / Virtual worlds of(un)official Czechoslovak comics popculture

Havik, Klaske
Dr., Associate Professor
Architecture / Methods & Analysis
Delft University of Technology
http://oasejournal.nl/
http://writingplace.org
http://www.tudelft-architecture.nl/chairs/methods-and-analysis
k.m.havik [a] tudelft.nl
+31 (0)6 392 51 026

Heinloo, Ivo
MA, doctoral student
Estonian Institute of Humanities / Institute of Estonian Language and Culture
Department of Cultural Studies
Tallinn University
ivoh [a] tlu.ee
Research interests: representations of urban space in Soviet literature, heterotopias, cultural geography, urban planning, ecocriticism, Tallinn as a text

Henryson, Hanna
MA, PhD student German literature
Department of Modern Languages, Engelska parken, Thunbergsv. 3L, 751 26, University of Uppsala, Sweden
hanna.henryson [a] moderna.uu.se
http://katalog.uu.se/empinfo/?id=N15-1358
Research interests: the city and Berlin in contemporary German-language literature, gentrification, globalization

Hertlein, Saskia
Dr. Saskia Hertlein
University of Duisburg-Essen
Department of Anglophone Studies:
American Literary and Media and Inter-American Studies
Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen
Germany
email: saskia.hertlein[at]uni-due.de
Research interests: American literary and cultural urban studies; American cities in literature and culture; urban imaginaries; urban complexities; city scripts; critical diversity studies; migration studies; literature and psychology/developmental science

Hillion, Marianne
Phd Candidate, Anglophone literature
Sorbonne Université, Paris
University of Warwick, Coventry
marianne.hillion [a] warwick.ac.uk
Research interests: urban studies, global cities, cities of the global South, neoliberal architecture, urban memory, postcolonial literature, Indian writing in English, nonfiction, dwelling.

Hirschkop, Ken
Associate Professor of English Literature
University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada
khirschk [a] uwaterloo.ca
Research interests: Self-narration and Dream-Image in Toronto, 1899 – present

Hones, Sheila
Professor, Dept of Area Studies
The University of Tokyo
sheilahones[at]hones.org
http://sheilahones.wordpress.com/
co-editor, Literary Geographies journal  http://literarygeographies.net
co-manager, Literary Geographies online bibliography http://literarygeographies.wordpress.com/
research interests: literary geography, geographies of academic practice

Hossain, Amir
Md. Senior Lecturer (Full-time), Department of English,
IBAIS University, Bangladesh.
Research Associate (Part-time), Uttara University, Bangladesh
Phil Research Scholar in English, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Editorial Board Member & Reviewer of International Journal
Mobile: +8801915908306
E-mail: amir.hossain.16578 [a] gmail.com, amir.ju09 [a] yahoo.com
Research Interests: Bengali Novel, Indian Literature in English, Urban Literature, Scandinavian Literature in English Translation.

Ilchenko, Mikhail
Researcher, the Institute of Philosophy and Law
Russian Academy of Sciences, Ural Branch
Yekaterinburg, Russia
lecturer
Ural Federal University
Research interest: post-socialist transformations, urban studies and sociology of architecture with a special emphasis on the social meanings of contemporary urban space.
msilchenko [a] mail.ru

Jana, Ujjwal
Associate Professor
Department of English,
School of Humanities,
Silver Jubilee campus
Pondicherry University (A Central University),
R.V. Raman Nagar, Kalapet,
Puducherry-605014, India
ujjwaljn [a] gmail.com
Research interests: Indian aesthetics, spatial and urban literary studies, ecocriticism, affect and emotions, disability studies, Indian writing in English, marginal literature

Janssen, Flore
PhD student in English and Humanities
School of Arts
Birkbeck, University of London
fjanss02 [at] mail.bbk.ac.uk
Research interests: social investigation, women’s writing, campaign writing and activist literature, urban work and poverty, housing schemes, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Jadwe, Majeed
Professor of English literature and Comparative literary studies at University of Anbar, Iraq
Research interests: Space representation in fiction, Cosmopolitan narratives, space-place configuration in war narratives, and textual spaces of gaze.

Jobst, Marko
DIA, MArch, MSc, PhD
Independent Researcher, UK
Research interests: architecture, fiction, philosophy, cinema

Kelly Michael G
Lecturer in French
Scoil na Nua-Theangacha agus na Teangeolaíochta Feidhmí | School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics
Ollscoil Luimnigh | University of Limerick
IRL – Luimneach | IRL – Limerick
Michael.G.Kelly[a]ul.ie
https://ulris.ul.ie/live/!W_VA_CV_BUILDER.SHOW_ALL?user=michael.g.kelly@ul.ie

Keunen, Bart
PhD, Professor in Comparative Literature
Ghent University, Belgium
bart.keunen [a] ugent.be
Research interests: city images, chronotopes, urban studies, genre criticism, literary sociology

Kishore, Sushant
Doctoral Candidate,
Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences,
BITS Pilani, Goa, India.
p20130412  [a] goa.bits-pilani.ac.in | sushantkshr [a] gmail.com
Research interests: nation and nationalism, narratives of glocal cities, urban fiction, post postcolonial South Asian fiction, globalization and cosmopolitanism.

Klok, Janke
dr. Janke Klok
Groningen University
Scandinavian Languages and Cultures
j.e.klok [a] rug.nl
http://www.rug.nl/staff/j.e.klok/index
Research interests: Scandinavian literatures, representation of the city, literary transmission between language areas, gender Studies

Knittle, Davy
PhD Candidate in English, University of Pennsylvania
dknittle [a] sas.upenn.edu
Research interests: gender, sexuality, and kinship and the relationship between natural and built environments in the globalizing American city
Dissertation project: “Queer with the City: Deviance and the Politics of Urban Change”

Knowles, Kate
MLitt student
University of Glasgow
2394210k [a] student.gla.ac.uk
Research interests: the city in literature, the London novel, neoliberal architecture, city subcultures

Kobakhidze, Temur
Professor of English and American literature
Institute of American Studies,
Tbilisi State University.
Tbilisi, Georgia
temur.kobakhidze [a] cantab.net
Research interests: comparative literature, aesthetics of modernism, urban
imagery in modernist literature.

Kokoula, Xenia
doctoral student
Fachgebiet Landschaftsarchitektur.Freiraumplanung
TU Berlin
xenia.kokoula [a] freiraum.tu-berlin.de

Krishnamurthy, Sukanya
Dr., Assistant Professor,
Chair of Urbanism and Urban Architecture,
TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
s.krishnamurthy (at) tue.nl
Research interests: urban studies, placemaking, participatory planning, informality in the city

Kullmann, Carsten
MA, doctoral student, research assistant
Anglophone Cultural and Literary Studies
University of Magdeburg, Germany
carsten.kullmann [a] ovgu.de
Research interests: popular and participatory culture, the fantastic, urban literatures, cultural memory

Lahey, Ernestine
Dr., Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Stylistics
University College Roosevelt
Lange Noordstraat 1
4331CB Middelburg
The Netherlands
e.lahey [a] ucr.nl
Research interests: landscape/space/place representation, literary linguistics, cognitive poetics, Canadian literature, Text World Theory

Laine, Silja
Dr., University lecturer in Landscape studies
Degree Program in Cultural Production and Landscape Studies
University of Turku
P.O. BOX 124
28101 Pori
Research interests: Urban landscape and architecture, Cultural history of urban literature, Architectural writing

Lanigan, Liam
Dr, Assistant Lecturer
Maynooth University
Office 0.37 Iontas Building
Maynooth
Co. Kildare
Ireland
liam.anthony.lanigan[a]gmail.com
Research interests: Modernism and the city, Irish literature, urban theory, globalisation, James Joyce, contemporary Irish writing and the city, dystopian literature, urban planning

Lappalainen, Topi
M.Sc. (Econ.), MA, doctoral student
Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies
P. O. Box 24, 00014 University of Helsinki
topi.lappalainen [a] helsinki.fi
Research interests: Helsinki in contemporary Finland-Swedish literature

Lappela, Anni
MA, doctoral student
Russian Literature, University of Helsinki
anni.lappela [a] helsinki.fi
Research interests: urban experience in contemporary Russian prose, Arctic cities in Russian literature, gender and urban space

Lee, Klaudia
Dr, Assistant Professor
Department of English
City University of Hong Kong
hiuylee [a] cityu.edu.hk
Research interests: nineteenth-century literature and culture, spatiality, comparative literature, city narratives, adaptation, appropriation and translation studies.

Liedke, Heidi
Dr., Postdoc
Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau
Institut für fremdsprachliche Philologien
Fach Anglistik
Westring 2
76829 Landau
Germany
liedke-heidi [a] uni-landau.de
Research interests: Victorian travel writing, ‘idling’ and mobility studies, literary perceptions of the urban, cities and space; ‘liveness’ and ‘event’, British theatre in the 21st century

Lindberg, Svante
PhD, Senior lecturer in French
Åbo Akademi University
20500 Turku, Finland
+358(0)22154362
Svante.Lindberg [a] abo.fi
Research interests: the contemporary francophone novel, migrant and minority literature, postnational literature, memory in literature, the author Michel del Castillo

Lobo, Tea
Dr., Postdoctoral researcher
Universität Bern
WBKolleg / IPN
Muesmattstrasse 45
3012 Bern
Research interests: Aisthesis (meaning both aesthetics and perception), literary negotiations of modernity, philosophy of the city, representations of the private and the public, cultural reverberations of technology

Lomtadze, Tamari
PhD, Professor of Linguistics
Akaki Tsereteli State University
Kutaisi, Georgia
tamrikolomtadze [a] yahoo.com
Research interests: sociolinguistics, language policy and language planning, urban speech and jargon

Lukić, Marko
PhD, Assistant Professor
University of Zadar, English Department
mlukic[a]unizd.hr
Research interests: Human geography, space/place and horror, literature and space, American popular culture

Marilungo, Francesco
PhD Candidate in Kurdish Studies
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
University of Exeter
fm289 [a] exeter.ac.uk
Project title: Shaping Diyarbakir through words. Conflicting representations and narrations of the city in Turkish and Kurdish contemporary literature.

Markowska, Martyna
MA, University of Helsinki
Faculty of Arts
Institute for Art Research
Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies
Tel.: +358 449 335 189
e-mail: Martyna.markowska [a] helsinki.fi

Mattheis, Lena
MA, doctoral student/lecturer
Department of Anglophone Studies
University of Duisburg-Essen
lena.mattheis [a] uni-due.de
Research interests: city and scale, contemporary global novels, imagined
maps, narrative and space

Mattli, Alan
MA, doctoral student
English Department, University of Zurich
alan.mattli [a] es.uzh.ch
Research interests: detective fiction, postmodernism, intersectional feminism, politics of popular art, urban spaces in contemporary horror fiction and film

Merkel, Caroline
Dr., DAAD-lektor
Institutionen för slaviska och baltiska språk, finska, nederländska och tyska/ Avdelningen för tyska
Stockholms universitet
106 91 Stockholm
tel: +46-(0)8-163516
caroline.merkel [a] tyska.su.se
Research interests: city in literature, space and cultural theory, multilingualism in literature and cultural theory

Meyntjens, Gert-Jan
Postdoctoral researcher
Dept. of Literary and Cultural Studies
KU Leuven
gertjan.meyntjens [a] kuleuven.be
Research interests: creative writing, urban narratives, urban philosophy and sociology, contemporary French and American literature, literary sociology, digital culture

Mihaljević, Nikica
Assistant Professor of Italian Literature
University of Split
Faculty of the Humanities
Department of Italian Language and Literature
Radovanova 13, 21000 Split – Croatia
nikica [a] ffst.hr
Research interests: representation of the city in Italian literature, 20th century and contemporary Italian novel, women writers

Mitchell, Peta
Dr, Senior Research Fellow
Digital Media Research Centre
Queensland University of Technology
peta.mitchell [a] qut.edu.au
http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/mitchepr/
Research interests: literary and cultural geography, geovisualisation, digital media and placemaking, urban informatics

Mohnike, Thomas
PhD, Directeur du département d’études scandinaves
Université de Strasbourg
22 rue René Descartes, 67084 Strasbourg CEDEX, France
tmohnike [a] unistra.fr
http://etudes-scandinaves.unistra.fr/spip.php?article83

Molloy, Deborah
MA, doctoral student
School of Critical Studies
University of Glasgow, Scotland
D.Molloy.2 [a] research.gla.ac.uk
Research interests: Twentieth-century women’s writing, New York City, female mental illness, literary geography, medical humanities

Nilsson, Magnus
Professor, comparative literature
School of Art and Communication, Malmö University (Sweden)
magnus.nilsson [a] mau.se
Research interests: Working-class literature, comics, literary representations of urbanity
https://mau.se/en/persons/magnus.nilsson/

Norrman, Eva
MA, doctoral student
English literature
Åbo Akademi University
Finland
E-mail: eva.norrman [a] abo.fi
Research interests: Life writing, (women’s) travel writing, and cultural imagology

Oulanne, Laura
Doctoral student
Comparative Literature
Doctoral programme for Philosophy, Arts and Society
University of Helsinki
laura-amalia.oulanne(at)helsinki.fi
Research interests: Objects and surfaces in literature, experiencing interiors and urban spaces, early 20th century anglophone fiction.

Owen, Lance
MPhil, PhD Candidate
Department of Geography
University of California, Berkeley
lro [a] berkeley.edu
Research interests: American metropolitan history, narratives of place, shopping malls and retail development, history and representation of suburbs

Packalén, Eva
MA curator
Helsinki City Museum
eva.packalen [a] hel.fi
Research interests: Helsinki in Finnish and Finland-Swedish literature, gender studies, woman writers, visual culture

Parezanović, Tijana
PhD, Assistant Professor
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa BK University, Belgrade, Serbia
tijanaparezanovic[a]gmail.com
Research interests: Modernist literature, Australian cultural studies, literary tourism, literature and tourism, space/place and horror

Parker, Joshua
Assistant Professor, English and American Studies
Secretary, Austrian Association for American Studies
University of Salzburg
Unipark, Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1
5020 Salzburg, Austria
(0043) (0) 664 4577 512
parkerjm71 [a] gmail.com
Research interests: American studies, narrative theory, transatlantic relations, literature

Peacock, James
Senior Lecturer in English and American Literatures,
Keele University, UK
j.h.peacock [a] keele.ac.uk
Research interests: contemporary American fiction; representations of space, place and community; gentrification in contemporary literature; detective fiction.

Persson, Magnus
Professor in Literature and Education
Department of Culture, Languages and Media
Malmö University, Sweden
magnus.persson [a] mau.se
Research interests: Literature Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, Reading the City, Literary Tourism, Autoethnography, Buenos Aires.

Peterle, Giada
MA, PhD Candidate
Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and of the Ancient World (DiSSGeA)
Università degli Studi di Padova
via del Santo 26
35123 Padova – Italy
giada.peterle [a] gmail.com
PhD Project: Beyond Geocriticism. Urban Narratives from Space Representation to Spatial Practice
Research interests: literary geography, comic book geographies, literary cartography, postmodern urban space, geocriticism, urban practices

Pfeiffer, Katharina
International PhD Programme Literary and Cultural Studies, JL University, Giessen, Germany
Katharina.Pfeiffer [a] romanistik.uni-giessen.de
research interests:  Venice in contemporary French novels, contemporary Italian and French literature

Pleßke, Nora
Dr., Senior Lecturer
Anglophone Cultural and Literary Studies
University of Magdeburg, Germany
nora.plesske [a] ovgu.de
Research interests: urban cultural studies, urban mentality, metropolitan marketplaces and entertainment, Anglophone city novels, London literature

Picerni, Federico
MA, doctoral student
Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice / Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University
federico.picerni [a] unive.it
Research interests: Chinese migrant-worker poetry; urban literature; working-class literature(s); cultural studies

Pinkish, Zahra
PhD (scholar), Visiting Lecturer in English
Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
pinkishzahra [a] hotmail.com
Research interests: South Asian Literature, Topographies, Architectural and cultural shifts in metropolitan cities, diasporic cities

Potier, Jeremy
PhD candidate
Department of English Studies
University of Toulouse
jeremy.potier [a] univ-tlse2.fr
Research interests: cities and suburbs in North American literature, memory and the commonplace, stylistics, literature and linguistics

Poutiainen, Hannu
PhD, Kone Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Literature, University of Eastern Finland
hamutane [at] uef.fi
Research interests: the urban uncanny, romantic/gothic cities, crowds and crowd theory, urban/rural encounters between magic and literature, abstract or “model-oriented” literary theory

Powell, Tierney S.
Graduate Research Fellow
Creighton University, Omaha NE USA
tierneypowell [a] creighton.edu
tierneyspowell [a] outlook.com
Research interests: Ethnic and Multi-Ethnic Literature, Feminist Studies, Literary Geography, The Right to the City, Trauma Theory, Globalization, Historiographies of the City, Urban Studies

Pradhan, Anubhav
Doctoral Candidate
Department of English
Jamia Millia Islamia
Delhi, India
anubhav.pro18@gmail.com
Research interests: Delhi, sustainable housing, architecture and spatial organisation,  urban planning

Prieto, Eric
Professor of French
Affiliate in Comparative Literature
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of French and Italian
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA
prieto[a]frit.ucsb.edu
Research interests: Twentieth-century literature and Theory, Francophone Literature and culture; Postcolonial Theory; Music and literature;  Spatial studies; geocriticism

Pulkkinen, Riikka
Doctoral student
Comparative literature & Modern Greek literature
Doctoral Programme of Philosophy, Arts and Society
University of Helsinki
Research interests: Modern Greek literature, the city of Athens in literature, urban literary characters

Quesada Avendaño, Florencia
PhD, Docent, Adjunct Professor Development and Latin American Studies
Collegium Research Fellow
University of Helsinki
florencia.quesada [a] helsinki.fi
Research interests: Architectural and cultural urban history, history of photography, urban travelers in Latin America

Quigley, Lauren
PhD Candidate in French Studies
6, University Square
School of Arts, English and Languages
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Research interests: poetry (from nineteenth-century to contemporary works), the intersection of literature and architecture, literary perceptions of Paris and the banlieue, aesthetics, architectural history, mobilites, urban visual culture

Rajaniemi, Juho
Dr.Sc.Technology, M.Sc. Architecture
Professor of Urban Planning
Tampere University of Technology
juho.rajaniemi[a]tut.fi
research interests: utopia and the city; Finnish zoning system; implementations of power in urban planning; use of public urban space

Rampolla, Giulia
PhD; Adjunct Professor of Chinese Language, Literature and Culture
University of Naples “L’Orientale” and International University of Rome Unint
rampolla.giulia[a]gmail.com, grampolla[a]unior.it, giulia.rampolla[a]unint.eu
Research interests: contemporary Chinese literature and culture, the representation of the metropolis in Chinese fiction, city and countryside in Chinese literature, writers and memory, women’s writing, urban culture in 21st century

Reznicek, Matthew
PhD, Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century British and Irish Literature
Creighton University, Omaha NE USA
matthewreznicek [a] creighton.edu
Research interests: Paris, Literary Geography, Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing, Opera Architecture

Rodewald, Hanna
M Ed., PhD Candidate
TU Dortmund University
UA RUHR Research Group “Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures”
Department of American Studies
Hanna.rodewald[a]udo.edu
Research interests: Urban Narratives, Transatlantic American Studies,
Creative Cities, American Art

Rossetto, Tania
Assistant Professor in Cultural Geography
Department of Historical and Geographical Sciences and the Ancient
World (DiSSGeA)
Università degli Studi di Padova
via del Santo 26
35123 Padova – Italy
tania.rossetto[a]unipd.it
research interests: visual geographies, cartographic theory and
imagery, cartography in literature, culture-led urban regeneration,
the multicultural city.

Sakaki, Atsuko
PhD, Professor
East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature
University of Toronto
atsuko.sakaki [a] utoronto.ca
Research interests: peripatetic and itinerant narratives, corporeality of the subject in urban space, rhetoric of photography and narrative, mutual formation and transformation between city, body and text

Salmela, Markku
PhD, Department of English,
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
33014 University of Tampere, Finland
salmela [a] gmail.com
http://www.uta.fi/~markku.salmela/engindex.html
research interests: American literature, postmodernism, space and representation, urban fiction, literary naturalism, the grotesque

Samola, Hanna
MA, doctoral student
School of language, translation and literary studies
University of Tampere
hanna.samola [a] uta.fi
Research interests: contemporary Finnish literature, satire, cities in dystopian and utopian literature

Sandst, Line
MA, PhD Fellow
Department of Name Research
University of Copenhagen
Njalsgade 136
2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark
sandst [a] hum.ku.dk
PhD project: Urban Toponymy – the city’s linguistic dimension (A rhetorical analysis of urban place names in Copenhagen)
Research interests: place names, commercial names, naming strategies, rhetoric, literary perspectives on urban planning, urban branding.

Savolainen, Panu
Doctoral Candidate
MA, MSc (architecture)
Departement of History
University of Turku
ppjsav [a] utu.fi
Research interests: Conceptual history of space; history of senses in urban space; spatial narratology; textual embodiment of urban space

Shabanpour, Mohammad Bagher
English Literature PhD Candidate and University Teacher
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tehran, Iran
mb.shabanpour [a] ut.ac.ir
shabanpour.mb [a] gmail.com
PhD Project: ‘A Harveyian Study of Space in Ian McEwan’s Novels’
Research Interests: Spatiality, Narrative and Space, Space and Epistemology, (Post)Modernism, (Post)Colonial Studies

Siegert, Yvette
PhD candidate
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
University of Oxford
Project: ‘Representations of Cartagena de Indias: An Intellectual History, 1815-2016’
Research interests: Latin American cities, spatiality, comparative literature, Caribbean studies, translation studies, cognition studies

Sioli, Angeliki
Architect, Dr., Assistant Professor
Architecture / Methods & Analysis
Delft University of Technology
a.sioli [a] tudelft.nl
+31 (0)15 27 8 39 77
www.routledge.com/9781138224261
http://www.tudelft-architecture.nl/chairs/methods-and-analysis

Spirkovska, Marija
PhD candidate
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany
marija.spirkovska [a] gcsc.uni-giessen.de
https://randomwalks.blog/
research interests: city in literature, geocriticism and spatial theory, urban aesthetics, psychopathology, neurohumanities

(Susan) Jung Su (a.k.a. Rong Su) 蘇 榕
Associate Professor, Department of English
National Taiwan Normal University
Taipei, 10610, Taiwan, R.O.C.
susan.jsu [a] gmail.com
Research interests: Postcolonial Studies, Literature and Urban Space, Diasporic literature, Contemporary British Fiction, Asian American and Sinophone Literature

Sulimma, Maria
Dr., Postdoc Researcher
Research Group City Scripts / Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures
Department of Anglophone Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
maria.sulimma [a] uni-due.de
Research interests: American Literature and Culture, Urban Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Seriality Studies

Talivee, Elle-Mari
PhD (cultural studies)
Researcher of the museum department of the Under and Tuglas Literature
Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciencies
ellemari [a] utkk.ee
Publications:
https://www.etis.ee/Portal/Persons/Display/b68ac3b3-4ee1-431c-a282-c23ab85d08bd?tabId=CV_ENG
Research interests: cities in literature, literature and environmental
history

Tan, Kai, M.A.
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
RWTH Aachen
Institut für Amerikanistik, Anglistik und Romanistik
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Englischsprachige Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Kognition
Kármánstr 17-19
Raum 204a
52056 Aachen
kai.tan [a] ifaar.rwth-aachen.de
research interests: embodied cognition, architecture and urban studies, literary psychogeographical moments, affect and emotionsmetaphors, urban rhythms, empirical literary research

Thacker, Andrew
Professor, Department of English
De Montfort University
Leicester LE1 9BH
Co-Director, AHRC funded Modernist Magazines Project
http://modmags.cts.dmu.ac.uk/
AThacker [a] dmu.ac.uk
research interests: geographies of modernism; modernist magazines; urban bookshops

Toivola, Salla
MA, doctoral student
Comparative Literature, University of Turku
saltoi [a] utu.fi
Research interests: literature of the U.S. South, narrative and space, geographies of modernity, anti-urbanism, and anti-modern conceptions of space.

Tskhvediani, Irakli
PhD, Professor of English and American Literature
English Studies Department
Akaki Tsereteli State University
Kutaisi, Georgia
irakli.tskhvediani1 [a] atsu.edu.ge
Research interests: literary modernism, modernist mythopoeia, urban aesthetics in modernist literature.

Tso, Ann
PhD, Instructor of English,
Centre for Applied Arts and Sciences
Lethbridge College, Canada
ann.tso [a] lethbridgecollege.ca
Research interests: modern British literature; psychogeography; London; phenomenology; narrative theory; speculative fiction; utopia/dystopia

Turpeinen, Lauri
MA, doctoral student
Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies
University of Helsinki, Finland
Lauri.Turpeinen [a] helsinki.fi
Research interests: Rural-urban-migration, ethnography, narratives

Vandertop, Caitlin
Lecturer in Literature
School of Language, Arts and Media
University of the South Pacific
Laucala campus, Fiji
vandertop_c [a] usp.ac.fj
Research interests: literature and colonial urban culture; literature from port and island cities; Oceanic writing; environmental humanities.

Verraest, Sofie
Department of General and Comparative Literature Studies
Rozier 44 (Office D2.22)
Ghent University
9000 Ghent (Belgium)
Member of Ghent Urban Studies Team [GUST]: http://www.gust.ugent.be/sofieverraest
Sofie.Verraest [a] UGent.be
PhD project: A narratological inquiry into “heterotopian” urban spaces after the Second World War in urbanism and novelistic literature.
Research interests: Narratology, utopia and heterotopia, Sloterdijk’s “spherology,” urbanism and urban imagery, the Bakhtinian “chronotope”

Versluys, Kristiaan
Prof. Dr. em.
Department of Literary Studies,
Ghent University, Belgium
Kristiaan.Versluys@UGent.be
Research interest: the literature of New York and other American cities

Vidugirytė, Inga
Dr., Associate Professor
Department of Russian Philology, Faculty of Philology
Vilnius University
Lithuania
inga.vidugiryte [a] flf.vu.lt
http://www.vilniusliterature.flf.vu.lt
Research interests: geography and cartography of / in literature, city in literature and visual culture, Vilnius’ literature

Völker, Nico
MA, PhD candidate
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
University of Giessen, Germany
nico.voelker[a]gcsc.uni-giessen.de
Research interests: Urban redevelopment, gentrification, fictional representations of New York City, narratology

Wistisen, Lydia
Doctoral Student
Department of Literature and History of Ideas
Stockholm University
lydia.wistisen [a] littvet.su.se
Research interests: space and city representations, young
adult literature, Stockholm, youth culture and intersectionality

Wood, Katharina
MA, doctoral student in the Department of Anglophone Studies at the
University TU Dortmund as part of the “Scripts for Postindustrial Urban
Futures: American Models, Transatlantic Interventions” graduate research
group
katharina.wood [a] tu-dortmund.de
Research interests: Transnational American Studies, Urban Studies,
Narrative and Space, Identity, African American Literature

Woods, Maxwell
Dr., Assistant Teaching Professor
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Viña del Mar, Chile
max.lnac [a] gmail.com
Research Interests: Latin American urbanism, decoloniality, modern architecture, modern
literature, environmental urbanism, environmental humanities

Xiaolong Hou, Dorothee
PhD Candidate
Comparative Literature
Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory
Associate Instructor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
University of California, Davis
xlhou [a] ucdavis.edu
Research interests: twentieth-century and contemporary Chinese literature, cinema, and visual art, with a special focus on the city and spatial theory

Yilmaz, Emek
Doctoral student
Department of Sociology
Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, S. Korea
emekyilmaz [a] gmail.com
Research interests: Beyoglu-Istanbul in Literature, Social and Cultural Diversity, Effect of space and place on tolerance of diversity, Urban and Cultural Studies, Sociology of the City

2 Responses to Members

  1. Carmelina Martínez says:

    ALUS

    I am really interested in being able to belong to your association.

    Please indicate the requirements. It would be enriching to be part of your association for the exchange of ideas and reflection.

  2. Lieven Ameel says:

    Dear Carmelina, for further information on joining the network, contact ALUS secretary Anni Lappela at anni.lappela [a] helsinki.fi or ALUS president Jason Finch at jfinch [a] abo.fi

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