Katie Ritson is a scholar of comparative literature with a particular interest in Northern Europe. Katie studied German, comparative literature, and Nordic philology at the University of Cambridge and Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, completing her doctorate in Munich in 2016 whilst working as senior editor at the Rachel Carson Center. Her project Offshore: Energy Cultures of the North Sea (2021-2024) is funded by the German Research Council. Katie has also been leading (together with Graham Huggan at the University of Leeds) the project "Corridor Talk: Conservation Humanities and the Future of Europe's National Parks" (AHRC-DFG 2020–2023). She currently serves on the executive board of the International Consortium of Environmental History Organisations (ICEHO) and is a corodinator of the Ecocritical Network for Scandinavian Studies (ENSCAN).
- “Sweat, Light, and Oil: Seeing the Energy in Roy Jacobsen’s Barrøy Novels.” Edda: Scandinavian Journal of Literary Research 109.2 (2022), 126-139. https://www.idunn.no/doi/10.18261/edda.109.2.4
- with Sissel Furuseth, Anne Gjelsvik, Ahmet Gürata, Reinhard Hennig, and Julia Leyda. “Climate Change in Literature, Television and Film from Norway.” Ecozon@ 11, no. 2 (2020): 8–16. https://doi.org/10.37536/ECOZONA.2020.11.2.3468.
- “The View from the Sea: The Power of a Blue Comparative Literature.” Humanities 9, no. 3 (2020): 68. https://doi.org/10.3390/h9030068.
- with Astrid Bracke, eds. “Waters Rising.” Special issue, Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism 24, no. 1 (2020): 1–5.
- The Shifting Sands of the North Sea Lowlands: Literary and Historical Imaginaries. London: Routledge, 2018.
- Mauch, Christof. The Growth of Trees: A Historical Perspective on Sustainability. Munich: Oekom (2014): http://www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de/download/press/rcc-news/140805_mauch.pdf.
- Hohler, Franz. “The Retaking of Zurich.” Special issue, Mad Hatter's Review 14, (2013). http://madhattersreview.com/issue14/fiction2_hohler.shtml.
- Sloterdijk, Peter. “Society of Centaurs.” Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies no. 1 (2011): 14–23.