PhD working title
The Role of the "Common" in 21st-Century British Nature Writing
(21st-century) British Nature Writing; Ecocriticism; Environmental Humanities; Nature poetry / Ecopoetry; Birding; Philosophy of Science; Creative Writing
Lieb, Melina. "Humility and Serious Noticing: Résumé of a Discussion Round on 'The Everyday in British New Nature Writing'." Arcadiana 21 September 2021. <https://arcadiana.easlce.eu/2021/09/21/humility-and-serious-noticing-resume-of-a-discussion-round-on-the-everyday-in-british-new-nature-writing/>.
Kalinowski, Katharina Maria and Melina Lieb. "Birches Like Barcodes: Responses to Robert Macfarlane's Masterclass." Arcadiana 22 January 2021. <https://arcadiana.easlce.eu/2021/01/22/birches-like-barcodes/>.
Sonderausgabe "Lehrprojekt: Nature Writing und Übersetzung." 06|magazin 2021. <https://www.06magazin.de/artikel/studium/>.
Lieb, Melina. “Teaching Creative Nature Writing and Translation.” Arcadiana 8 September 2020. <https://arcadiana.easlce.eu/2020/09/08/teaching-creative-nature-writing-and-translation/>
— “Lehrprojekt: Nature Writing und Übersetzung.” Arcadiana 8 September 2020. <https://arcadiana.easlce.eu/2020/09/08/lehrprojekt-nature-writing-und-ubersetzung/>.
Conferences / Presentations
3rd December 2021: BAAHE Annual Conference: Voicing Absences/Presences in a Damaged World
Joint Presentation with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Angela Kölling & Dr. Spencer Hawkins: Reclaiming the Climate Crisis Discourse in the Time of Coronavirus
1st September 2021: Conference of the Association for German Studies, Panel: Ringing the Changes? Literary and Cultural Responses to the Anthropocene
Presentation: 21st-Century British Nature Writing and Ecopoetry in German Translation
6th August 2021: Earth(ly) Matters Conference: Human in Context: Mind, Body, Nature, & Society
Presentation: What We Share: Birds and Humans in 21st-c. British Nature Writing
(The paper is password protected -- please contact me if you are interested in reading it.)
8th June 2021: Virtual Discusssion: "The Everyday in Birtish New Nature Writing"
with Kathleen Jamie, Mark Cocker and Terry Gifford
You can download a recording of the session here: https://seafile.rlp.net/f/97adce4ca9dd4fb98781/
since 2020 – Doctoral student and research assistant at the Department of British Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz/Germersheim
2020 – Gutenberg Lehrkolleg prize for MA thesis "Kommentierte Übersetzung von Mark Cockers Crow Country im Kontext des britischen 'New' Nature Writing"
2017 - 2020 – MA in Translation (English), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz/Germersheim
2014 - 2015 – Erasmus student at the University of Southampton, UK
2013 - 2017 – BA in English Studies (major) and History and Philosophy of Science (minor), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main