Katja Lindskog

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Lecturer in English and the Humanities

Ph.D., Columbia University

I hold a joint appointment in the Department of English and the Humanities Program. My current research focuses on the ways in which we can contextualize British nineteenth-century literature within the onset of the Anthropocene era and the present-day climate crisis, particularly through our past and present relationship to fossil capital in its many forms. Broadly speaking, I am hoping to expand the parameters for what constitutes useful ecocriticism in the study of Victorian literature and culture.

My essays have appeared in Victorian Poetry and Scandinavian StudiesI am currently working on an essay about Charles Dickens’ novel Hard Times, as well as drafting a book manuscript about ecocriticism provisionally titled That Future Is Now: Ecocriticism in the Age of Climate Change.

Before joining the English Department at Yale, I was a Core Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University. Since arriving at Yale in 2015, I have taught courses on literature, climate change, cultural and intellectual history, and often I have designed and taught courses on all these together. From Fall 2019, I will serve as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Directed Studies Program at Yale.  

Selected Publications

- “Well-known things: Experience, Distance, and Perspective in William Morris’ ‘The Defence of Guenevere,’” Victorian Poetry 53.4

- “George Egerton and the Scandinavian Breakthrough,” Scandinavian Studies 84

- “Ghost histories: Vernon Lee and the Art of the Past,” Victorian Studies (under review)

- “Hard Times and the Myth of the Anthropocene,” ELH (under review)

Courses

Tragedy in the European Literary Tradition; Writing Seminar: Beauty, Fashion and Ethics; Directed Studies: Literature; Writing: Literature, Labor, and Climate Change; Epic in the European Literary Tradition, Climate Change and the Humanities