Amanda Halter, M.A.


since 09/2019 

PhD Candidate in American Studies, FSU Jena

Working Title: “Maybe it was the end of the world- that world...and I’m okay with it”: An Examination of Girlhood in Contemporary Eco-Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults

since 2019 Adjunct Lecturer in American Studies, FSU Jena

Leave Replacement: Research Associate in American Studies, FSU Jena

2016-2018 Student Assistant for Editorial Work, Institute of Social Geography, FSU Jena
2016-2017 Student Assistant, Institute of English and American Studies, FSU Jena

M.A. English and American Studies, FSU Jena

“The EcoBildungsroman: Coming of Age in Narratives of Ecological Crisis”


English Language Arts Teacher, Bronx Prep Middle School, Bronx, New York, USA


B.S. Adolescent English Education, Nyack College, Nyack, New York, USA

2009-2011 A.A. General Studies, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

Highschool Diploma, East High School, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

Publications and Research Interests

Editorial Work Inhalt einblenden

Felgenhauer, Tilo and Karsten Gaebler, eds. Geographies of Digital Culture. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018.

Gruber, Eva and Caroline Rosenthal, eds. Gained Ground: Perspectives on Canadian and Comparative North American Studies. Rochester: Camden House, 2018.

Research Interests Inhalt einblenden
  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • The Anthropocene in Literature and Culture
  • Adaptation Studies: Film, Literature, and Popular Culture
  • Literature Between the Wars and The Lost Generation
  • Ecocriticism Research Collective, Institute of American Studies, FSU Jena
Teaching Inhalt einblenden
  • Revisions of the Bildungsroman in Anglophone Literature and Culture (WS 2019/20)
  • The Lost Generation (WS 2018/2019)
  • The American Bildungsroman (SS 2018)
Amanda Halter
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