Kylie Crane studied English Literatures and Comparative Linguistics, receiving a BA (Hons) from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), a M.A. from the University of Tübingen (Germany) and her Dr. Phil. from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). She also had a one-year teaching stint at the University of Stuttgart (Germany) before being responsible for Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Mainz-Germersheim (Germany), where she was Junioprofessor. She currently works at the University of Potsdam.
Her primary research interests encompass literary studies, postcolonial studies, environmental humanities/ecocriticism and material cultures. More specifically, she likes to think, write and teach about the Anthropocene, modernism and modernities, narrative forms (novels, travel writing, (auto)biographical forms, nature writing), Australian studies, and material cultural studies (human-animal studies, food, waste); she finds herself increasingly interested in archipelagic thought, as well as the Anglophone literatures and cultural production of the Caribbean, the Indian subcontinent, and the British Isles. She was a board member of GAPS (Gesellschaft für anglophone postkoloniale Studien, from 2011-2015) and is currently a series editor for KOALAS.
Kylie likes hiking (and walking), reading, contemporary art, and making things. She is Mama to Elliot and Oscar.