Melina Lieb

PhD working title

The Role of the "Common" in 21st-Century British Nature Writing


Research Interests

21st-century British Nature Writing; Ecocriticism; Environmental Humanities; Nature poetry / Ecopoetry; Birding; Intersectional Environmentalism / Environmental Justice; Philosophy of Science



Kalinowski, Katharina Maria and Melina Lieb. "Birches Like Barcodes: Responses to Robert Macfarlane's Masterclass." Arcadiana 22 January 2021. <>.

Lieb, Melina. “Teaching Creative Nature Writing and Translation.” Arcadiana 8 September 2020. <>
— “Lehrprojekt: Nature Writing und Übersetzung.” Arcadiana 8 September 2020. <>.


Conferences / Presentations

6th August 2021Earth(ly) Matters Conference: Human in Context: Mind, Body, Nature, & Society
Presentation: What We Share: Birds and Humans in 21st-c. British Nature Writing 

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:



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