Eline Tabak received a master's degree in comparative literary studies from the University of Utrecht. Before that, she completed her bachelor's degree in English at the University of Groningen and the University of York. Driven by the question what the arts can do in times of environmental crises, her research interests include contemporary anglophone literatures, ecocriticism, and the Anthropocene. In her dissertation project, tentatively titled “Reading against the Anthropocene? An Investigation of the Impact of Environmental Literature,” Eline will explore what fictions on climate change and environmental pollution, for instance, have to offer. Through a series of case studies, she will examine what the effects of these stories are on readers.
Her research project is partly funded by a grant from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
Dissertation project: Reading against the Anthropocene? An Investigation of the Impact of Environmental Literature