Julia Hoydis teaches Anglophone literatures and cultures and is Assistant Professor at the chair of Prof. Heinz Antor, University of Cologne.
She studied English, Media Studies, and Philosophy at Cologne, receiving her M.A. in 2006; she also holds a diploma in dance from the Rambert School/Brunel University, London. She completed her doctoral dissertation focusing on ethics and historiography in the works of Amitav Ghosh in 2010 in Cologne (published 2011). Currently she is working on her Post-doctoral project on the perception and management of risk in the English novel from the 18th
to the 21st
century. Since 2010, Julia has been an active member of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS).
Her publications include articles on contemporary Indian fiction, diaspora, gender studies, and black speculative fiction; she has edited special issues on 21st century literature (Anglistik 26.2, 2015) and on “Doing Science: Texts, Patterns, Practices” (with Nina Engelhardt; Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 42.3; forthcoming September 2017). She is also assistant editor of ANGLISTIK: International Journal of English Studies.
Her main research interests are literature and science, the English novel, gender studies, new English literatures and postcolonial criticism (in particular South Asia, Canada, and Australia). Her teaching and research focuses on postcolonial adaptation studies and narratives of risk and includes, amongst others, works by Australian writers such as Tim Winton, Richard Flanagan, and Kate Jennings.