Greta Olson - Biography

Contribution: The Politics of Form: Analyzing Post-Post ‘9/11’ Critical Texts


Greta Olson is Professor of English and American literary, cultural, and media studies at the University of Giessen and a general editor of the European Journal of English Studies (EJES). The author of Reading Eating Disorders (2003) and Criminals as Animals from Shakespeare to Lombroso (forthcoming in 2013), she has edited Current Trends in Narratology (2011) and 9/11 – Ten Years After (2011). She has also co-edited New Theories, Models and Methods in Literary and Cultural Studies: Theory into Practice with Ansgar Nünning (forthcoming in 2013); Obama and the Paradigm Shift - Measuring Change (2012), with Birte Christ; In the Grip of the Law (2004), with Monika Fludernik; and a special issue of EJES on law, literature, and language with Martin Kayman. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include cultural politics, Law and Literature/Culture, intermedial narratology, posthumanism, and feminist and gender studies.