Anke Kramer

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Anke Kramer, born in Paris, grew up in Regensburg, studied German and Romance languages and literature in Tübingen and Aix-en-Provence, and received her doctorate in Vienna with a thesis on water as a medium in Novalis, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, and Theodor Fontane. She has researched and taught at universities in Newcastle upon Tyne, Vienna, and Siegen. Since 2021, she has headed the Droste Research Unit at the LWL Literature Commission for Westphalia.
She researches 19th-century German-language literature, poetologies of knowledge, and environmental humanities, and publishes on the Album, nature writing, plants, climate change, species extinction, elemental spirits, the four elements, and nymphs, among other topics. Forthcoming is the volume Literatures and Cultures of the Vegetable. Plant Studies - Kulturwissenschaftliche Pflanzenforschung, which she is editing with Urte Stobbe and Berbeli Wanning.

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