Publications and Talks




2024. Scottish Literature, Borders, and the Environmental Imagination. Bloomsbury.

Journal Articles

2024. “‘In the Midst of Smoke and Flame’: Extraction Ecologies and Industrial Tourism in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press.” Anglia 142 (1): 11-28.

2022. “‘Ghosts of the Future’: Elegiac Temporalities and Planetary Futures in Nancy Brysson Morrison’s The Gowk Storm.” Scottish Literary Review 14 (1): 171-190.

2022. “Reading Scotland’s Borders through the Environment.” The Bottle Imp 29.

2021. “Verhandlungen von Rewilding im Britischen Gegenwartsroman.” Tierstudien 20: 66–75. [Engl. “Negotiations of Rewilding in the Contemporary British Novel”]

2021. “Wayfaring the Outlands: Exploring the Borders of Mobility and Nature in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Writing.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 43 (3): 369–389.

Book Chapters

2023. “Animals and Animality in Saki’s Satirical Short Fiction.” In Animal Satire, edited by Robert McKay and Susan McHugh, 243-262. Palgrave.

2019. “Human into Animal: Post-Anthropomorphic Transformations in Sarah Hall’s ‘Mrs Fox’.” In Borders and Border Crossings in British Short Stories of the Twenty-First Century, edited by Barbara Korte and Laura Lojo-Rodríguez, 187–204. Palgrave.


2022. “Review of The Living World: Nan Shepherd and Environmental Thought by Samantha Walton.” ecozon@ 13 (1).

2019. “Review of Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment, edited by Reinhard Henning, Anna-Karin Jonasson and Peter Deger.” ecozon@ 10 (2).


2017. Ditter, Julia and Anne Korfmacher. “Schwarzwald Tourism: ‘Go to Baden and – Live.'” In The Victorians and the Black Forest, edited by Barbara Korte and Stephanie Lethbridge, University of Freiburg.


2022. “What Happens Now? Conference Special Issue” Alluvium 10 (1), April 2022, with Martin Goodhead and Liam Harrison.

2020. “Contemporary Representations of Homelessness”, Alluvium 8 (3), December 2020, with Martin Goodhead and Liam Harrison.

2019. Alluvium 7 (4), August 2019, with Victoria Addis and Sam Cutting.

2018. Alluvium 7 (2), April 2019, with Andreas Theodorou.

Talks & Presentations


“The Mineral Kingdom: Reading the Nation from Below.” RSVP Annual Conference, 13-15 June 2024, University of Stirling.

“Exhaustion and Decay: The Energopolitics of Alasdair Gray’s Lanark.” World Congress of Scottish Literatures, 3-7 July 2024, University of Nottingham.

“Beyond the Caledonian Antisyzygy: Scottish Studies for the Future.” Anglistiktag, 15-18 September, University of Ausburg.

“Energy and the Periodical Press ‒ An Infrastructural Reading of Charles Dickens’s All the Year Round (1859-1895).” EVENT2024 – Konstanz Hub, 10-11 September, University of Konstanz.

Past Talks & Presentations

“Explosive Pollen, Steam-Powered Vixen and Unseemly Science: Neo-Victorian Energy Regimes.” BACLS What Happens Now? 6 & 8 Sept 2023, University of Birmingham & online

“Extractive Ecologies and Industrial Tourism in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press.” ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference: Transitions, 30 Aug – 1 Sep 2023, University of Liverpool

“Energy Infrastructures and the British Empire in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press.” GAPS 2023: Postcolonial Infrastructure, 17-20 May 2023.

“Victorian Energy Infrastructures.” DACH Victorianists: Ecocritical Perspectives, 9 December 2022, online.

“Apathy or Empathy?: The Role of Community in British Pandemic Literature.” ESSE 2022 Conference, 29 Aug – 2 Sep 2022, University of Mainz.

“Sowing the Seeds of Change: Moving Towards Decolonisation by Creating Tools Together”, Advance HE EDI Colloquium: Decolonising Pedagogies, 21 July 2022, online.

“Ghosts of the Future: History and Grief in Nancy Brysson Morrison’s The Gowk Storm”, Unforgettable, Unforgotten: Continuing the Recovery of Scottish Women Writers, c.1880-1940, Scottish Network for Religion and Literature, University of Edinburgh, 29 June 2021

Alluvium: Academic Publishing and EDI”, Contemporary EDI Issues, BACLS Online Seminar Series, 23 April 2021

“Borders and the Environment in the Scottish Literary Imagination, 1800–present”, Postgraduate Forum, BritCult: “British Borders”, Saarland University Saarbrücken 16-20 Nov 2020

“The Animal Worlds of Saki”, Beastly Modernisms, University of Glasgow, 12-13 Sep 2019

“Between Co-existence and Individualism: Ecofeminism in Willa Muir’s Imagined Corners”, ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference: Co-emergence, Co-creation, Co-existence, University of Plymouth, 4-6 Sep 2019

“Negotiations of the (Anglo-)Scottish Border in the New Nature Writing”, Trinational EUCOR Conference, University of Mulhouse, 5-6 Apr 2019

“The Evolution of Sitcom: A Case Study of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and One Day at a Time”, The Genres of Genre, University of Lausanne, 2-3 Nov 2018

“‘Everything Outside the Border is Wilderness’: Border-Crossings in Sarah Hall’s The Wolf Border”, Negotiating, Subverting, Reconfiguring Borders in the English-Speaking World, University of Strasbourg, 5-6 Oct 2018

“‘I can’t find anywhere anymore – where they can’t see’: Self-Surveillance and Mental Illness in Jenni Fagan’s The Panopticon”, Experiencing Surveillance in Fiction and Theory Workshop, University of Freiburg, 8 Jun 2018

“Human into Animal: Post-Anthropomorphic Transformations in Sarah Hall’s Mrs Fox”, Border Experiences: The English Short Story in the 21st Century, University of Freiburg, 9-10 Feb 2018

“‘Pussy Grabs Back’: Adapting the Handmaid’s Tale for the 21st Century”, Pop Hero and Action Princess: Negotiating Gender in Popular Culture, WWU Münster, 12-13 Jan 2018