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Institute of English and American Studies
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118
D-26129 Oldenburg

  • Email: anna.auguscik(at)uol.de
  • Tel: +49 (0) 441 - 798 - 4755

Office Hours

online, via Stud.IP

About me

Anna Auguscik teaches English Literature at the University of Oldenburg, where she received her PhD with a study of the literary marketplace in the early 2000s, published in 2017 by transcript and distributed by Columbia UP under the title Prizing Debate: The Fourth Decade of the Booker Prize and the Contemporary Novel in the UK. As a Fiction Meets Science research fellow (2014-18; 2018-21), she has worked on the media reception of contemporary science novels, the scientist protagonist, and global dimensions of science in fiction. As a Junior Fellow at the Hanse-WissenschaftsKolleg, she is working on a project on "scientific expedition narratives" in contemporary fiction (2018-21).

Her research focuses on the novel in the literary marketplace and the relationship between literature and science.

Membership

  • since 2012 - British Society for Literature and Science
  • since 2012 - Deutscher Anglistenverband
  • since 2011 - Fiction Meets Science

Publications

Monograph

  • Auguscik, A. Prizing Debate: The Fourth Decade of the Booker Prize and the Contemporary Novel in the UK. Bielefeld: transcript, 2017. Print. [1]

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • Auguscik, A. "The Death of the Archaeologist: Imagining Science, Storytelling and Self-Understanding in Contemporary Archaeofiction." Writing Remains: New Intersections of Archaeology, Literature and Science. Eds. Josie Gill, Catriona McKenzie, Emma Lightfoot. Bloomsbury, planned for 2021. [2]
  • Auguscik, A., S. Farzin, E. Herold, and A. Kirchhofer. "Speculative Fiction and the Significance of Plausibility: Dystopian Science in the Critical Response to Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake." Under the Literary Microscope: Science and Society in the Contemporary Novel. Eds. Sina Farzin, Susan M. Gaines, and Roslynn D. Haynes. Penn State UP, planned for 2021. [3]
  • Fücker, S., A. Auguscik, A. Kirchhofer, and U. Schimank. "A Fictional Risk Narrative and its Potential for Social Resonance: The Reception of Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior in Reviews and reading Groups." Under the Literary Microscope: Science and Society in the Contemporary Novel. Eds. Sina Farzin, Susan M. Gaines, and Roslynn D. Haynes. Penn State UP, planned for 2021. [4]
  • Auguscik, A. "Kulturereignisse und Kulturpreise." Länderbericht Großbritannien. Hrsg. Roland Sturm. Bonn: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, 2019. 299-306.[5]
  • Auguscik, A. "Spoiler Alert: Scott, Science, and Forms of Reenactment in Contemporary Expedition Narratives." Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 30.2 (2019): 47-64. [6]
  • Kirchhofer, A., and A. Auguscik. "Triangulating the Two Cultures Entanglement: The Sciences and the Humanities in the Public Sphere." Journal of Literature and Science 10. 2 (2017): 26-37. [7]
  • Roxburgh, N., A. Kirchhofer, A. Auguscik. "Universal Narrativity and the Anxious Scientist of the Contemporary Neuronovel." Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 49.4 (Dec 2016): 71-87. Print. [8]
  • Auguscik, A. "The Institution of Literary Prizes." The Institution of English Literature: Formation and Mediation. Eds. Barbara Schaff, Johannes Schlegel, Carola Surkamp. Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2016. 311-320. Print. [9]
  • Roxburgh, N. and A. Auguscik. "The Eighteenth-Century and the Literary Marketplace." The Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies. Ed. Julia Straub. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter, 2016. 40-58. Print. [10]
  • Auguscik, A. "The History of the Booker Prize as a History of Problems and Precarious Alliances." Precarious Alliances: Cultures of Participation in Print and Other Media. Eds. Martin Butler, Albrecht Hausmann, and Anton Kirchhofer. Bielefeld: Transcript. 2016. 47-62. Print. [11]
  • Auguscik, A. "Lost in Translation: Literaturpreise im nationalen Literaturbetrieb". Literaturbetrieb. Zur Poetik einer Produktionsgemeinschaft. Eds. Philipp Theisohn and Christine Weder. Paderborn: Fink, 2013. 97-112. Print. [12]
  • Auguscik, A. "Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger (2008): Zwischen Repräsentanz und Kontroverse". Medienobservationen (July 2011): 1-20. [13]

Shorter Contributions

  • "Olga Tokarczuk: Die Raumzeitreisende." Die Zeit Online. 10.10.2019. [14]
  • "Literaturpreise – ein historischer Abriss." Passim: Bulletin des Schweizerischen Literaturarchivs 23 (2019): 4-5. [15]
  • "Nachruf Chinua Achebe: Der Nelson Mandela der Literatur". Die Zeit Online. 22.03.2013. [16]
  • "Booker Prize: Thomas Cromwell als universaler Held". Die Zeit Online. 17.10.2012. [17]
  • "Booker Prize: Jacobson ist ein Meister der Tragikomik". Die Zeit Online. 13.10.2010. [18]

Talks

  • (planned) "Relations of Observation and the Formation of the Anthropological Subject in Lily King’s Euphoria." Anthropocenes: Reworking of the Wound. European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSAeu), Katowice, Poland, 17-20 June 2020.
  • (planned) "Reconfiguring Patterns of Mobility and Knowledge: Contemporary Science Novels and the Epistemology of the Expedition Narrative." BSLS 2020, Sheffield, 15-17 April 2020.
  • "Die Raumzeitreisende Olga Tokarczuk." Matinee zum Internationalen Frauentag. GEDOK Lübeck, 8 Mar 2020.
  • "Novels about Scientific Expedition Narratives: Pre-WWI Heroic Explorers in Beryl Bainbridge's The Birthday Boys and Barry Unsworth's Land of Marvels." Historical Fictions Research Conference 2020, Unipark Nonntal, University of Salzburg, 21-22 February.
  • "Fiction Meets Science Meets Library? Einblicke in ein Forschungsprojekt und Überlegungen zur Zusammenarbeit mit der Universitätsbibliothek." VDB Göttingen, 6-7 Feb 2020.
  • "Der Booker Prize und seine Ableger: Überlegungen zu Literaturpreisen im (trans-)nationalen Raum." Workshop Literaturpreise – Theorie, Ökonomie, Politik. Universität Duisburg-Essen, 25./26. April 2019.
  • "Producing Knowledge in and of the Arctic: Franklin’s Lost Expedition in Contemporary Historical Fiction." The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 2019. London Royal Holloway, April 2019.
  • "Knowing Antarctica: Expedition Novels as Forms of Literary Re-Enactment." Anglistentag. Sektion: "What Form Knows: The Literary Text as Framework, Model, and Experiment." Bonn, 23-26 Sept 2018.
  • "Exploring Global Dimensions of the History of Science in Expedition Narratives". 3rd International Conference on Science & Literature. Sorbonne Université, Paris, 2-4 July 2018.
  • keynote lecture: "What is an award? Methods, Media, and the Man Booker Prize." Symposium: And the Winner is…? Prizes and Awards in Arts and Culture. CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, University of Leicester, 4 June 2018.
  • "Science Novels in Transcultural Contexts: Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost and Manu Joseph’s Serious Men." The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 2018. Oxford Brookes, April 2018.
  • "Empathy and the Scientist Reviewer: Critical Perspectives on Scientist Characters in Contemporary Fiction." EMPATHIES: 11th SLSAeu Conference. University of Basel, 21-24​ June 2017.
  • "Fictional Science Narratives and their Global Dimensions: Media Spheres of the 'Transcultural Science Novel'." Narrating Science: The Power of Stories in the 21st Century. Toronto, 24-27 May 2017.
  • "Fantasies of Control: Genetics and the Fates of Scientists in Contemporary fiction." The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 2017. University of Bristol, April 2017. (with Anton Kirchhofer)
  • "Exploring the Other, Excavating the Self: Representations of Archaeological Digs in Contemporary Expedition Novels." Writing Remains: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature. University of Bristol, 20 Jan 2017.
  • "In Search of a Common Problem: Matching Interests in Research Collaborations across the Two Cultures". Science Humanities Colloquium. Cardiff University, 3 Dec 2016. (with Anton Kirchhofer)
  • "Canons and Critical Profiles of the Contemporary ‘Science Novel’: Perspectives on Genres, Markets and Media Presence." The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 2016. University of Birmingham, April 2016. (with Anton Kirchhofer)
  • "Evaluating Literature: Prizes, Reviews, Criticism." Ringvorlesung: Kultur und ihre Wissenschaften. CvO University of Oldenburg, 22 Jun 2015.
  • "Visions of the Immoral Scientist: Morality and the Perception of Science in Ian McEwan’s Solar and other Contemporary Climate Change Stories." The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 2015. University of Liverpool, 16-18 Apr 2015. (with Anton Kirchhofer)
  • "Speculative Fiction and the Social and Literary Significance of Plausibility: Debating the Dystopian Science in Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake." Fiction Meets Science Workshop: Cultivating Ideas for a New Program, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst. 18-19 Nov, 2014 (joint paper with Emanuel Herold, Sina Farzin, Anton Kirchhofer)
  • "Macro-level problems, micro-level solutions?" The Reception of Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior in reviews and reading groups." Fiction Meets Science Workshop: Cultivating Ideas for a New Program, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst. 18-19 Nov, 2014 (joint paper with Sonja Fücker, Uwe Schimank, Anton Kirchhofer)
  • "Neuroscience, Anxiety and Meta-Narrative in Recent British Neuronovels: David Lodge’s Thinks… and Ian McEwan’s Saturday." The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 2014. University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, 10-12 Apr 2014. (with Anton Kirchhofer)
  • "Reviewing the Two Cultures: Discussing Contemporary Fiction in Nature." International Conference on Narrative 2013. Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. 27-29 Jun 2013.
  • "The Human in Nature: The Role of Literature, the Human and the Two Cultures in Leading Science Journals." The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 2013. Cardiff University, Wales, 11-13 Apr 2013.
  • "Performing Authorship between Empowerment and Containment: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Literary Win-Win Situations". Reconfiguring Authorship. Ghent University, Belgium, 15-18 Nov 2012. (with Olaf Simons)
  • "Literature and Fiction in Contemporary Multi-Disciplinary Science Journals". 11th ESSE Conference 2012: Seminar 31. Interconnections Between Literature and Science. Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 4-8 Sept 2012.
  • "The Institution of Literary Prizes". The Institution of Literature. Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, 30 Aug - 1 Sept 2012.
  • "The History of the Booker Prize as a History of Problems and Precarious Alliances". Prekäre Allianzen. HWK, Delmenhorst, 14-16 Jun 2012.
  • "The Role of the Critic". Ringvorlesung: Kultur und ihre Wissenschaften. CvO University of Oldenburg. 6 Jun 2012.
  • "The Role of Fiction in Multi-Disciplinary Science Journals: A Structured Survey (1990-2010)". BSLS 2012 Conference, Oxford, 12-14 April 2012. (with Anton Kirchhofer)
  • "Science as an Issue in Contemporary Literary Communication." Fiction Meets Science Workshop, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst, 18 Nov 2011. (with Anton Kirchhofer)
  • "Literature as Communication". A Symposium on Literature as Communication. Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland, 2-3 Sept 2011. (with Olaf Simons)
  • "Reading Postsecular Readings: The Sacred in Literary Texts and the Empowerment of the Critic". Empowerment and the Sacred: An Interdisciplinary Conference. University of Leeds, Institute of Colonial & Postcolonial Studies. 24-26 June 2011.
  • "The Culture of Literary Prizes: Im Wettbewerb um Würdigung". Ringvorlesung: Kultur und ihre Wissenschaften. CvO University of Oldenburg. 15 June 2011.
  • "Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger (2008). Zwischen Repräsentanz und Kontroverse". Workshop Gegenwart kontrovers. Literatur – Musik – Film – Bildende Kunst. LMU Munich. 28 Jul 2009.
  • "Sex & the City of Science: Populärkul­tur aus (Geistes)-­Wissenscha­ftlicher Sicht". Oldenburg: Stadt der Wissenschaft. CvO University of Oldenburg. English Department/American Studies. 29 Jun 2009. (with Maike Engelhardt, Annika McPherson, and Christina Meyer).

Conferences/ Workshops

  • FMS 2016 Workshop II: Beyond the Literary Science Novel? Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, 16 Dec 2016. (Co-organized with Sina Farzin.)
  • Fiction Meets Science II. Workshop. Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst. 12-13 October, 2012.
  • Fiction Meets Science. Workshop. Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst. 18 November 2011.
  • Postsecular Britain? Religion, Culture and Agency. 19. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für das Studium Britischer Kulturen, Oldenburg. 20-22 November 2008. (organized and conducted a student conference wokshop)

Translations

  • with I. Mendoza und S. Grzesinska
  • Jakobson, R.O., "Die Vergangenheit" von Cyprian Norwid. In: Birus, H.; S. Donat (Hgg.), Roman Jakobson. Poesie der Grammatik und Grammatik der Poesie. Sämtliche Gedichtanalysen, Bd. 1. Berlin – New York 2007, S. 355-374.
  • Jakobson, R.O., "Gefühl" von Cyprian Norwid. In: Birus, H.; S. Donat (Hgg.), Roman Jakobson. Poesie der Grammatik und Grammatik der Poesie. Sämtliche Gedichtanalysen, Bd. 1. Berlin – New York 2007, S. 375-394.
  • Jakobson, R.O., Polnische Illustrationen zu "Linguistik und Poetik". In: Birus, H.; S. Donat (Hgg), Roman Jakobson. Poesie der Grammatik und Grammatik der Poesie. Sämtliche Gedichtanalysen, Bd. 2. Berlin – New York 2007, S. 217-236.

Teaching

Mentoring

  • Our next group meeting: tba
  • Individual office hours for my mentees: tba