Greta  Olson Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Greta Olson

Prof. Dr.
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

GRETA OLSON is Professor of English and American Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Giessen and was Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” in Bonn (2014, 2016). She is a general editor of the European Journal of English Studies (EJES), and the co-founder of the European Network for Law and Literature.


My work attempts to bridge academic, political, and aesthetic pursuits. I wish to facilitate projects on the nexus between political and artistic practices. I mentor research on cultural approaches to law, the politics of narrative, critical media and American studies, and feminism and sexuality studies. As a general editor of EJES, I wish to encourage proposals for issues that span divides between cultural theory, literary analysis, and linguistics and reflect on the study of English within Europe.

The Politics of Form attempts to use traditional philological and narratological models and modes of analysis to better understand the political present.

Beyond Gender documents the diversification of gender-related disciplines and struggles, arguing for a multidisciplinary approach to issues formerly subsumed under the unified field of gender studies.


    B.A. Philosophy and Studio Art, Vassar College, 1986
    M.A. Philosophy and English, University of Freiburg, 1994
    PhD English, Philos., and Comp. Ling., U. of Freiburg, 2000
    Habilitation in English Studies, U. of Freiburg, 2008

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Law and Culture, Law and Literature, Narrative Politics, American Studies, Gender/Queer/Feminist/Sexuality Studies, Critical Media Studies



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