- Affective Narratology
- American studies
- Cognitive Cultural Studies
- Environmental Humanities
- Environmental research
- Film studies
- Linguistics and Literature
2016 Habilitation in American Studies, University of Klagenfurt
2008 Ph.D. in LIterature, University of California, San Diego
2006 M.A. in Literatures in English, University of California, San Diego
1994 Dipl. Wirt. Ing. / Industrial Engineering, Stuttgart Media University
Alexa Weik von Mossner is Associate Professor of American Studies. She worked for several years in the German film and television industry as a production manager and later scriptwriter before earning her Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego and her Habilitation at the University of Klagenfurt. She has published widely on cosmopolitanism, affective narratology, and various ecocritical issues in American literature and film. She is the author of Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion and Environmental Narrative (Ohio State University Press, 2017) and Cosmopolitan Minds: Literature, Emotion, and the Transnational Imagination (University of Texas Press, 2014). She is the editor of Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), and the co-editor of The Anticipation of Catastrophe: Environmental Risk in North American Literature and Culture (Winter, 2014) and Ethnic American Literatures and Critical Race Narratology (Routledge 2022). She has also published a novel, Fragile (2023).
She was principal investigator on the research project “Narrative Encounters with Ethnic American Literatures” (2018-2022), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). And together with Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Wojciech Malecki, she has developed a new interdisciplinary research field within the environmental humanities, Empirical Ecocriticism.
For more information please visit her personal website: https://www.alexaweikvonmossner.com
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Climate Change and the Dark Side of Translating Science into Popular Culture. The Dark Side of Translation, Routledge , New York, 2020, S. 120 - 142.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Empathy, Emotion, and Environment in Alternative Australian Landscape Cinema: The Case of Rabbit-Proof Fence. Emotions: History, Culture, Society , Brill Verlag, 3, Leiden, 2019, S. 245 - 265.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: How We Feel about (Not) Eating Animals: Vegan Studies and Cognitive Ecocriticism. Through a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism, University of Nevada Press, 2019, S. 28 - 47.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Why We Care about (Non)fictional Places: Empathy, Character, and Narrative Environment. Poetics Today, Duke University Press, 40, 2019, S. 559 - 577.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Engaging Animals in Wildlife Documentaries: From Anthropomorphism to Trans-species Empathy. Cognitive Theory and Documentary Film, Palgrave Macmillan, New York (NY), 2018, S. 163 - 179.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: From Nostalgic Longing to Solastalgic Distress: A Cognitive Approach to Love in the Anthropocene. Affective Ecocriticism: Emotion, Embodiment, Environment, University of Nebraska Press, 2018, S. 51 - 69.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Green States of Mind? Cognition, Emotion, and Environmental Framing. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 22, London, 2018, S. 313 - 323.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: The Moral Dilemma of Unsustainability: Eco-dystopian Fiction as Cultural Critique. Cultural Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences, Routledge , New York, 2018, S. 194 - 208.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative. The Ohio State University Press, 2017,
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Touching the Senses: Environments and Technologies at the Movies. The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, London, 2017, S. 337 - 345.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Vulnerable Lives: The Affective Dimensions of Risk in Young Adult Cli-Fi. Textual Practice, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 31, London, 2017, S. 553 - 566.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: When Everything Is Up for Grabs: Environmental Narcissism in Percival Everett’s Grand Canyon, Inc.. Ecocriticism: Environments in Anglophone Literatures, Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH, Heidelberg, 2017, S. 243 - 260.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Encountering the Sahara: Embodiment, Emotion, and Material Agency in Paul Bowles’s The Sheltering Sky. Environmental Awareness and the Design of Literature, Brill Verlag, Leiden, 2016, S. 116 - 135.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Feeling Cosmopolitan: Strategic Empathy in Charles W. Chesnutt’s Paul Marchand, F.M.C.. MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States, Oxford University Press, 41, Oxford, 2016, S. 76 - 95.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Slow Violence on the Beach: Documenting Disappearance in There Once Was an Island. The Beach in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures: Reading Littoral Space, Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, 2015, S. 175 - 191.
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Cosmopolitan Minds: Literature, Emotion, and the Transnational Imagination. University of Texas Press, Austin (TX), 2014,
Alexa Weik von Mossner: Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo (ON), 2014,
Sylvia Mayer, Alexa Weik von Mossner: The Anticipation of Catastrophe: Environmental Risk in North American Literature and Culture. Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH, 247, Heidelberg, 2014,
A list of all publications is available on my personal website: https://www.alexaweikvonmossner.com/publications/