Dr. Johannes Fehrle

Position: Guest Researcher

Department of Agricultural Economics,
Agricultural and Food Policy Group
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
(Visitors’ Address: Hannoversche Str. 27, Haus 12)

Research Interests
Marxist Theory and Eco Socialism; Automation and Technology; U.S. and Canadian literature and culture; Material Ecocriticism; Interrelation between Cultural Products like Novels, Films, etc. and Politics


Work Experience and Education
• Adjunct Lecturer for American Studies at the University of Basel
• Assistant (Universitätsassistent mit Doktorat) for American Studies at the University of Graz
• Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) for American Studies at the University of Freiburg and University of Mannheim
• Visiting Scholar, University of British Columbia
• Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Freiburg (summa cum laude)
• Magister Artium (M.A.) at University of Freiburg and Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada in English and American Literature and Modern History


Selected Publications
• (De)automating the Future: Marxist Perspectives on Capitalism and Technology. Ed. with Jesse Ramirez and Marlon Lieber. (edited collection; under review with Brill [Historical Materialism series]).
• “Working the People, Working the Earth: Representing the Exploitation of Humans and the Environment in North American Slave Narratives.” Work: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History. Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature. Ed. Sixta Quassdorf and Jesse Ramirez. Tübingen: Narr, 2021. (peer reviewed; accepted; forthcoming)
• “Anthropozän, Kapitalozän und Apokalypse in Margaret Atwoods Oryx and Crake.” [Anthropocene, Capitalocene and Apocalypse in Margaret Atwood’s Orxy and Crake] Literatur und Kapitalismuskritik: Aktuelle Perspektiven. Ed. Annika Gonnerman, Lisa Schwander, and Sina Schuhmaier. Tübingen: Narr, 2021. 189-209.
• Adaptation in the Age of Media Convergence. Ed. with Werner Schäfke. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2019 (peer reviewed).
• “‘Zombies Don’t Recognize Borders’: Capitalism, Ecology, and Mobility in the Zombie Outbreak Narrative.” Amerikastudien / American Studies 61.4 (2016): 527-44 (peer reviewed).
• Herausforderung Biologie: Fragen aus der Biologie – Fragen an die Biologie [Biology as a Challenge: Questions Posed by Biology – Questions Posed to Biology]. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2010 (with Rüdiger Heinze and Kerstin Müller).
• “Wissenschaftliche Möglichkeiten und ethische Grenzen: Die Biologie in der gesellschaftlichen Diskussion.” Introduction. Herausforderung Biologie: Fragen aus der Biologie / Fragen an die Biologie. Ed. Johannes Fehrle, Rüdiger Heinze, and Kerstin Müller. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2010. xi – xviii. (with Rüdiger Heinze and Kerstin Müller).