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Books and edited volumes

  • Olson, Greta (2013). Criminals as Animals from Shakespeare to Lombroso. Law and Literature Series 8. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter.

  • Olson, Greta, and Ansgar Nünning, eds. (2013). New Theories, Models and Methods in Literary and Cultural Studies: Theory into Practice. Trier: WVT. 

  • Olson, Greta, and Birte Christ, eds. (2012). Obama and the Paradigm Shift – Measuring Change. Heidelberg: Winter.
  • Olson, Greta, ed. (2011). 9/11 Ten Years On. Special Issue of Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch 111 (May).
  • Olson, Greta, ed. (2011). Current Trends in Narratology. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter.
  • Olson, Greta and Martin Kayman, eds. (2007). ‘Law, Literature, and Language.’ European Journal of English Studies. Vol. 11, Issue 1 (Routledge).
  • Olson, Greta and Monika Fludernik, eds. (2004). In the Grip of the Law: Trials, Prisons and the Space Between. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
  • Olson, Greta (2003). Reading Eating Disorders: Writings on Bulimia and Anorexia as Confessions of American Culture. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
  • Olson, Greta (revised faculty dissertation, accepted for publication) ‘Criminal Animals’ from Shakespeare to Dickens: The History of a Prejudice. Law and Literature Series. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter.


Book chapters and articles

  • Olson, Greta (2015). “Confessing Self, Confessing Nation: Life Narratives in the 2012 Presidential Election.” Electoral Cultures: American Democracy and Choice. Ed. Georgiana Banita and Sascha Pöhlman. Publikationen der Bayerischen Amerika-Akademie / Publications of the Bavarian America Academy. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter. 341-367.

  • Olson, Greta (2015). “Recht und Moral in TV-Gerichtsshows mit vorsitzenden Richterinnen: Judge Judy und Richterin Barbara Salesch.“ Recht und Moral. Zur gesellschaftlichen Selbstverständigung über „Verbrechen“ vom 17. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert. Schriften zur Literaturwissenschaft Band 39. Ed. Hans-Edwin Friedrich and Claus-Michael Ort. Berlin: Duncker und Humblot. 476-506.

  • Olson, Greta (2015). “Futures of Law and Literature – A Preliminary Overview from a Culturalist Perspective.” Recht und Literatur im Zwischenraum / Law and Literature In-Between: Contemporary Inter- and Transdisciplinary Approaches. Ed. Susanne Knaller, Doris Pichler, Christian Hiebaum. Bielefeld: transcript. 37-69.

  • Olson, Greta (2014). “Towards a Comparative and Localized Study of Brazilian Law and Literature” Direito e Literatura na Virada do Milênio/ Law and Literature at the Turn of the Millennium. Ed. Sonja Arnold and Michael Korfmann. Porto Alegre: Editora Dublinense. 15-38.

  • Olson, Greta (2014). "Narration and Narrative in Legal Discourse." Handbook of Narratology. Vol. I. 2nd ed. Ed. Peter Hühn et al. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter. 371-383.

  • Olson, Greta (2014) “Narration and Narrative in Legal Discourse.” Living Handbook of Narratology. Ed. Peter Hühn et al. Hamburg: Hamburg University Press. Web.

  • Olson, Greta (2014) “‘Like a Dog’: Rituals of Animal Degradation in J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and Abu Ghraib Prison. Journal of Narrative Theory 44.1 (Spring).

  • Olson, Greta (2013) “Reading 9/11 Texts through the Lens of Critical Media Studies.” New Theories, Models and Methods in Literary and Cultural Studies: Theory into Practice. Ed. Greta Olson and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT.

  • Olson, Greta and Ansgar Nünning (2013). “Introduction: Approaches to Literature and Culture in the Post-Theory Era.” New Theories, Models and Methods in Literary and Cultural Studies: Theory into Practice. Trier: WVT. 1-18.

  • Olson, Greta (2013) “Recovering from the Men We Loved to Hate: Barack Obama as a Representative of Post-Post September 11 White House Masculinity.” Beyond 9/11: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Twenty-First Century U.S. American Culture. Ed. Christian Klöckner, Simone Knewitz, and Sabine Sielke. Transcription 6. Frankfurt: Lang. 93-119.

  • Olson, Greta (2013) “Intersections of Gender and Legal Culture in Two Women Judge Shows: Judge Judy and Richterin Barbara Salesch.” Contemporary Gender Relations and Changes in Legal Culture. Ed. Hanne Petersen, José M. Villaverde and Ingrid Lund-Andersen. Copenhagen: DJØF Publishing. 29-58.

  • Olson, Greta (2012) “Gender as a Travelling Concept: A Feminist Perspective.” Travelling Concepts in the Humanities. Ed. Birgit Neumann and Ansgar Nünning. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter. 205-223.

  • Olson, Greta (2012) “What Has the Obama Presidency Changed?” Introduction: Obama and the Paradigm Shift – Measuring Change. Ed. Birte Christ and Greta Olson. Heidelberg: Winter. 11-33.
  • Olson, Greta (2012) “Weighing in on Obama – Connections between Embodiment, Class, and Masculinity in the United States and Germany” Obama and the Paradigm Shift – Measuring Change. Ed. Birte Christ and Greta Olson. Heidelberg: Winter. 105-39.
  • Olson, Greta (2012) “Law is not turgid and literature not fleshy: Gendering and Heteronormativity in Law and Literature Scholarship.” Special Issue on “Law and Humanities Futures.” Australian Feminist Law Journal 36. Ed. Marett Leiboff. 65-86.
  • Olson, Greta (2012) “Dickens’s Animals through the Lenses of Poverty Studies and Posthumanism.” Dickens's Signs, Readers' Designs: New Bearings in Dickens Criticism. Ed. Norbert Lennartz and Francesca Orestano. Rome: Aracne. 281- 303.
  • Olson, Greta (2012) “Cool Brothers: Exploring Images of Black Masculinity in a Comparison of Barack Obama and Curtis Jackson III.” Special Issue of Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch 115. African American Experiences. Ed. Martin Genetsch (January): 41-45.
  • Olson, Greta (2012). Entry on “Alice Sebold – Life and Works.” The Literary Encyclopedia. Ed. Robert Clark, Janet Todd, and Cristina Sandru. Web.
  • Olson, Greta (2012). Reprint of “De-Americanizing Law and Literature Narratives” (With an Expanded Ending). Ed. Helle Porsdam and Thomas Elholm. Dialogues on Justice: European Perspectives on Law and Humanities. Law and Literature Series. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter. 15-43.
  • Olson, Greta (2011). “Sexual Selection, Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex and T. C. Boyle’s Drop City: Transfers between Science and Contemporary Fiction and Culture.” Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow: Literature’s Refraction of Science. Ed. Cedric Barfoot and Valeria Tinkler. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 507-527.
  • Olson, Greta (2011). “Editorial.” 9/11 Ten Years On. Special Issue of Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch 111. Ed. Greta Olson (May): 1.
  • Olson, Greta (2011). “September 11, 2001: Ten Years On.” 9/11 Ten Years On. Special Issue of Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch 111. Ed. Greta Olson (May): 2-7.
  • Olson, Greta (2011). “Critical Media Studies.” 9/11 Ten Years On. Special Issue of Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch 111. Ed. Greta Olson (May): 8-9.
  • Olson, Greta (2011). “‘And then I smiled’: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) – Critical Perspectives on 9/11 and Post-9/11Prejudices.” 9/11 Ten Years On. Special Issue of Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch 111. Ed. Greta Olson (May): 30-36.
  • Olson, Greta, and Monika Fludernik (2011). “Assessing Current Trends in Narratology.” Current Trends in Narratology. Ed. Greta Olson. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter. 1-33.
  • Olson, Greta (2010). “Issues in American Punitivity.” Pòlemos 2: 45-66.
  • Olson, Greta (2010). “Les préjugés de classe et de corpulence: la société américaine et la dualité corporelle.” De l’anorexie, et autres dérives alimentaires. Ed. Isabelle Meuret. Special Issue of l a m a t i è re & l ’ e s p r i t 14-15 (July – November 2009): 69-84.
  • Olson, Greta (2010). “De-Americanizing Law-and-Literature Narratives: Opening up the Story.” Law & Literature 22, no. 1: 338-364.
  • Olson, Greta (2009). “Metaphors and Cultural Transference: Mediating Cognitivist and Culturalist Approaches.” Metaphors: Shaping Culture and Theory. REAL – The Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature. Ed. Sibylle Baumbach, Herbert Grabes and Ansgar Nünning. Vol. 25. Tübingen: Narr: 17-31.
  • Olson, Greta (2009). “Prisons of Stone and Mind: Henry James’s The Princess Casamassima and In the Cage.” Stones of Law – Bricks of Shame: Narrating Imprisonment in the Victorian Age. Ed. Jan Alber and Frank Lauterbach. Toronto: U Toronto Press. 199-232.
  • Olson, Greta (2008) Entry on “Susie Salmon from Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones.” Student’s Encyclopedia of American Literary Characters, Volume IV. Ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli and Judith S. Baughman. New York: Facts on File / Manly. 1163-1164.
  • Olson, Greta (2008). “Class and Race Bias in the Anti-Cruelty Discourse of the Early Eighteenth-Century.” Anglistentag 2007 Münster. Ed. Klaus Stierstorfer. Trier: WVT. 49-58.
  • Olson, Greta, and Verena Krenberger (2008). “Durchsetzung und Schutz von Menschenrechten mit allen Mitteln? Zur Folterdebatte in Deutschland und in den Vereinigten Staaten.” (Imposing and Protecting Human Rights Using Any Means? On the Torture Debate in Germany and the United States). Bausteine zu einer Ethik des Strafens. Philosophische, juristische und literaturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Ed. Hans-Helmut Gander, Monika Fludernik, and Hans-Jörg Albrecht. Ergon-Verlag: Würzburg. 177-210.
  • Olson, Greta (2007). “Criminalized Bodies in Literature and Biocriminology.” The Body as Interface: Dialogues between the Disciplines. Ed. Sabine Sielke und Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter. Amerikastudien – American Studies. 257- 278.
  • Olson, Greta, and Martin Kayman (2007). “From ‘Law-and-Literature’ to ‘Law, Literature and Language: A Comparative Approach’.” Law, Literature, and Language. European Journal of English Studies. Vol. 11, no. 1: 1-15.
  • Olson, Greta, director (2007). Film of Gender-Benders: A Performance of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues and Gloria Steinem's “If men could menstruate” with Bernhard Marx, Greta Olson, Miriam Remy, and Sandra Sigel. [Performance in 2003]: maniACTs.
  • Olson, Greta (2006). “Reading and Writing Academically as a Mother.” Freiburger Frauen-Studien. Zeitschrift für interdisziplinäre Frauenforschung. Special Issue on Parenting. Freiburg: Jos Fritz. 231- 249.
  • Olson, Greta (2006). “Fat and Class Prejudice: America's Two Bodies Society.” US Icons and Iconicity. Ed. Walter Hölbling, Klaus and Susanne Rieser. Münster: LIT. 187-204.
  • Olson, Greta (2006). “Teaching Gender Studies in Creative Writing and Performance.” Gender Talks: Geschlechterforschung an der Universität Bonn. Ed. Sabine Sielke und Anke Ortlepp. Lang: Frankfurt. 115-132.
  • Olson, Greta (2005). “Richard III's Animalistic Criminal Body.” Philological Quarterly 82, no. 3: 301-324.
  • Olson, Greta (2005). “Introducing Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones.” Twenty-First Century Fiction. Readings, Essays, Conversations. Ed. Christoph Ribbat. Anglistik & Englischunterricht 66. Heidelberg: Winter. 137-147.
  • Olson, Greta (2004). “Inarticulate, Violent White American Men,” Anti-Americanisms. Ed. Michael Draxlbauer, Astrid Fellner, Thomas Fröschl. Münster: LIT. 233-51.
  • Olson, Greta (2004). “Divisions Within and Divisions Without: 9/11 and E. Lynn Harris's A Love of My Own.” Die US-amerikanische Gesellschaft im Spiegel ihrer zeitgenössischen Literatur. Ed. Hans-Peter Burmeister. Loccumer Protokolle 74/03. Rehburg-Loccum: Evangelische Akademie Loccum. 115-129.
  • Olson, Greta (2004). “Law as Thought Pattern and Ordering Principle in Shakespeare's Trial Scenes.” In the Grip of Law: Trials, Prisons and the Space Between. Ed. Monika Fludernik and Greta Olson. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. 43-63.
  • Olson, Greta, and Monika Fludernik (2004). “Introduction.” In the Grip of Law: Trials, Prisons and the Space Between. Ed. Monika Fludernik und Greta Olson. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. xiii-xiv.
  • Olson, Greta (2003). “The Body as Monster: Depictions of Eating Disorders as Reflections of American Culture.” The EmBodyment of American Culture. Ed. M. Devine, M. Draxlbauer, H. Tschachler. Münster: LIT. 111-128.
  • Olson, Greta (2003). “Reconsidering Unreliability: Fallible and Untrustworthy Narrators.” Narrative 11, No. 1 (January): 93-109.
  • Olson, Greta (2002). “Keyholes in Eighteenth-Century Novels as Liminal Spaces between the Public and Private Spheres.” Sites of Discourse – Public and Private Spheres – Legal Culture: Papers from a Conference Held at the Technical University of Dresden. Ed. Uwe Böker und Julie Hibbard. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 151-167.