Melina Lieb

PhD working title

The Interplay of Cyclicality and Linearity in 21st-century Nature Diaries


Research Interests

(21st-century) British Nature Writing;
Environmental Humanities;
Nature Poetry / Ecopoetry;
Ecocriticism and Didactics;
Philosophy of Science;
Psychology / Mental Health;
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. <>.

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

Sonderausgabe "Lehrprojekt: Nature Writing und Übersetzung." 06|magazin 2021<>.

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


Conferences / Presentations

9th November 2022: Germersheimer Übersetzerbühne: Sofia Blind im Gespräch mit Melina Lieb: "Das Herz einer Honigbiene – Nature Writing übersetzen" (mit Live-Übertragung auf Youtube)

6th-8th September 2022: ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference: Epochs, Ages, and Cycles: Time and the Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne
- Presentation: The Interplay of Cyclicality and Linearity in 21st-century Nature Diaries
- Panel Chair: Time and Tide
Creative Writing Reading: Poetry Selection

13th May 2022: FreiKo, FTSK Germersheim
Presentation: Nature Writing, Eco-Translation, Everyday Ecology (Outcomes of the Project Week Course with Prof. Kölling & Spencer Hawkins)

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 2021Earth(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 British New Nature Writing"
with Kathleen Jamie,
 Mark Cocker and Terry Gifford
You can download a recording of the session here:

May/July 2019: Multilinguale Sprachinstallation: Gedichte von Alda Merini in Übersetzung
im Rahmen der Übersetzerwerkstatt Fäkätä zum Thema "Groteske" (Dozentin: Theresa Heyer)
FTSK Germersheim / Museum Haus Cajeth Heidelberg



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