Gregers Andersen

Adjunkt i Miljøhumaniora


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My research is broadly situated within the environmental humanities, as I examine how sustainable and unsustainable futures are envisioned in a range of communicative forms, stretching from the future speculative worlds of literary and cinematic fictions (cli-fi) to the sustainable and unsustainable futures imagined and described by political parties, municipalities, companies, organizations, and media. Via my research I thus aim to show how aesthetic and non-aesthetic forms of communication can shed new light upon human and nonhuman conditions in the Anthropocene.

I received my doctoral degree in arts and cultural studies from the University of Copenhagen and have since then held postdoctoral positions at the University of Copenhagen and Stockholm University.

Selected journal articles and book chapters

"The Cruel Optimism of Anthropocene Technologies. Suspicion and Fascination of Technology in Okja, What Happened to Monday, and Geostorm". The Journal of Popular Culture. Wiley, 2021 forthcoming.

“The Urgency of a New Humanities". In: The Anthropocenic Turn? The Interplay between Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Responses to a New Age. Eds. Dürbeck, G. & P. Hüpkes. Routledge, 2020, p. 173-190.

"Cli-fi and the Uncanny". ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 23 (4). Oxford University Press, 2016, p. 855-866.

"Guattari and Planetary Computerisation". Deleuze Studies 10 (4): Deleuze and Guattari in the Anthropocene. Edinburgh University Press, 2016, p. 531-545.

Selected monographs

Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis. A New Perspective on Life in the Anthropocene. Routledge, 2020.

Selected popular scientific books

Frihed, lighed og bæredygtighed. En kritik af det liberale Danmark. Forlaget Findes, 2020.  

Grænseløshedens kultur. Et opgør med hastighed, udmattelse og håbløshed i klimakrisens tidsalder. Informations Forlag, 2016.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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