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EcoLit: Ecocritical Literary and Cultural Studies

Literary and cultural texts that explore environmental issues provide important sites for ecocritical analysis.

A winter sunset in yellow, pink and blue, with power lines and poles in the middle.

Photo: Michael Lundblad.

About the group

Within the broader framework of environmental humanities, we explore how literary and cultural studies situated in different historical, cultural, and language contexts can make important contributions and interventions in relation to environmental problems and aspirations.

We engage with interdisciplinary fields such as ecocriticism, multispecies studies, posthumanism, human-animal studies, and animality studies, as well as environmental justice, biopolitics, and cultural theory broadly conceived.

Affiliated Projects


We are interested in developing collaborative projects and maintaining a supportive environment, including doctoral and master’s students, invited scholars and guests, and postdoctoral fellows through programs such as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships.


Members of this research group offer courses related to environmental literary and cultural studies, both through the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities Honours Certificate (M.A.) and through our individual departments. Please let us know if you offer related courses that could be advertised here.


ENG4430EHS – Environmental Literature in English (Oslo School of Environmental Humanities)

ENG4430 – Environmental Literature in English

ENG4474 – The Nature of the Beast in American Literature

FRA4316 - Société et littérature française

LIT4360B – Litterært tekststudium II

NOR4440 - Sjangerstudium i nordisk litteratur D

TYSK4310 – Litteratur i antropocen. Klima og miljø i tyskspråklig litteratur (Environmental Humanities and Sciences)

TYSK4311 – Litteratur i antropocen. Klima og miljø i tyskspråklig litteratur



LIT2300 – Litteraturteoretisk emne

LIT3000 – Fordypningsemne med bacheloroppgave

NOR2360 – Motiv- og temastudium i nordisk litteratur A

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