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 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), as Juniorprofessor. In 2020 received her Habilitation for the subjects English Literature, English Cultural Studies, and American Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Potsdam, where she worked from late 2018-early 2021 and was affiliated with the DFG funded Research Training Group minor cosmopolitanisms. She is currently Professor of British and American Studies at the University of Rostock (more here).
Kylie works in the field of Anglophone literary and cultural studies, drawing on and developing ideas from postcolonial studies, environmental humanities/ecocriticism and material cultures. More specifically, she likes to think, write and teach about the Anthropocene, material cultural studies, narrative forms (novels, travel writing, (auto)biographical forms, nature writing), and Australian studies; she finds herself increasingly interested in the Anglophone literatures and cultural production of the Caribbean and the Indian subcontinent. She was a board member of GAPS (Gesellschaft für anglophone postkoloniale Studien, from 2011-2015) and is a series editor for KOALAS.
Kylie likes hiking (and walking), reading, contemporary art, and making things. She is Mama to Elliot and Oscar.