Amanda Halter, M.A.

CV

   
Since 05/2020 

Research Associate in American Studies, FSU Jena

since 09/2019 

PhD Candidate in American Studies, FSU Jena

Working Title: The Young Adult Novel and Ecoliteracy in the Anthropocene

since 2019 Adjunct Lecturer in American Studies, FSU Jena
2018-2019

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
2015-2017

M.A. English and American Studies, FSU Jena

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

2014-2015

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

2011-2014

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

2009-2011 A.A. General Studies, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
2005-2009

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

Publications and Research Interests

Editorial Work Eintrag erweitern
  • 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.
Talks & Guest Lectures Eintrag erweitern
  • “At the Center of the Storm: A Critical Analysis of Adolescence in Young Adult Eco-Fiction.” Workshop on Constructions of Adolescence, Hosted by Technische Universität Dresden, virtual, 16.07.2021.
  • “Crises, Chasms, and Unlikely Collectives: Growing Up in Contemporary Young Adult Eco-Dystopian Fiction.” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts: Climate Change and the Anthropocene, virtual, 20.03.2021.
  • “’Maybe it was the end of the world- that world’: An Examination of Hope in Young Adult Eco-Dystopian Fiction of the Anthropocene.” 31st Annual Mardi Gras Graduate Student Conference: Uncertain Futures: Exploring Ambiguities, Hopes and Anxieties, Louisiana State University, virtual, 10.02.2021.
  • “Ecocriticism and Young Adult Literature: Texts as Expressive Agents for Change.” Guest Lecture, Nature Writing and Ecocriticism Lecture Series, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, 21.01.2021.
  • "The Bildungsroman in the Anthropocene: Reading Narratives of Formation in the New Epoch." Regional Colloquium of American Studies. 25.10.2019, Halle, DE.
Research Interests Eintrag erweitern
  • 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
Affiliations, Memberships, and Academic Networks
  • Children's Literature Association (ChLA)
  • Ecocriticism Research Collective, Institute of American Studies, FSU Jena
  • German Association of American Studies (DGfA/GAAS)
  • Young Adult Studies Association (YASA)
Teaching Eintrag erweitern
  • Introduction to Literary Studies II (SoSe22, WiSe 21/22)
  • Wild Things: Children's Culture and Ecocriticism (SS 2021)
  • Young Adult Literature (WS 2020/21)
  • Gatsby(s) on the Silver Screen (WS 2020/21)
  • Revisions of the Bildungsroman in Anglophone Literature and Culture (WS 2019/20)
  • The Lost Generation (WS 2018/2019)
  • The American Bildungsroman (SS 2018)
Media Eintrag erweitern
Raum 623
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8
07743 Jena