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Dr. Anna Sophia Tabouratzidis


Otto-Behaghel-Straße 10 B
35394 Gießen
Room: B 334

Phone: +49 641 - 99 301 20




Dr Anna Tabouratzidis is a postdoctoral researcher and interim junior professor of Anglophone Literary, Cultural and Media Studies.

Her doctoral dissertation focused on the epistemic value of speculative fictions, their ability to narrate future scenarios and to critically reflect on present concerns of our hypercomplex present. In merging cultural narratological aspects and theories with a sociological approach, her study focuses on the affordances and limits of contemporary speculative fictions’ aesthetic and thematic forms in reflecting on current concerns and configuring cultural imaginaries of future/s. Of special interest are modes of storytelling and the complexity of storyworlds created.

Further research interests include science fiction studies, literature and science, sociological approaches to literature, and ecocriticism.

Office hours: During term: Tuesdays 1.30 to 2.30 pm in B334.
Please register on Stud.IP. If you wish to attend an online office hour, please communicate the request when registering on Stud.IP


State examination: I function as an examiner for the state examination (only written exams L2+3 and WHA). Please register for an office hour to discuss the procedure and potential topics.


Interdisciplinary Conference

Arboreal Entanglements:
Human, Nonhuman, More-than-Human

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
Research Centre for the Study of Culture (RCSC)
Justus Liebig University Giessen

June 19–21, 2024

03/2024: From April 2024 onwards, Anna Tabouratzidis will be Interim Junior Professor of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media Studies at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.

Double-Degree-Programm im MA ICB. Deutsch-französischer Masterstudiengang mit der Universität Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3. Für das Double-Degree-Programm können sich interessierte Studierende bewerben, welche die Zulassungskriterien des Masterstudiengangs ICB der JLU erfüllen. (Informationen finden Sie unter: Für weitere Informationen können sich Interessierte an Jana Keidel wenden.



Science Fiction Research Association

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)

Deutscher Anglistikverband





Summer 2024

Literature and the Environment: An Introduction to Econarratology (MA)

Science Fiction Studies (BA)

Winter 2023/24

Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
Born Digital: Digital Literatures from E-Lit to Instapoetry 

Summer 2023

Alternative Lifeworlds: Science Fiction and Fantasy
An Introduction to Climate Fiction
Methods of Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Analysis

Winter 2022/23


Literary and Cultural Studies


Summer 2022


Herstories - Feminist Utopias and Dystopias (Compact course, in person)


Winter 2021/22

The Fundamentals of Narratology: Practical Course (Compact)


Summer 2021

In Other Worlds: Margaret Atwood's Speculative Fiction.


Winter 2020/21

Science Fiction around the Globe.

Summer 2020

"I'm a woman writer, not an imitation man" - Women in Science Fiction.


Winter 2019/20

An Introduction to Utopian and Dystopian Literature. 

An Introduction to Diaspora Studies and Fictions of Migration.


Supervised theses

Android Lifeforms and Human-Machine-Relations in Contemporary Anglophone Literature (WHA)

Doing Gender. Representations of LGBTQIA+ Gender Identities in Contemporary Graphic Novels (WHA)

The Construction of the Asian Other in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse (2012-2016) novels and their Netflix adaptation Shadow and Bone (2021) (BA)

Vampires: Fantastical Monstrosities or Social Critique. The Evolution of the Vampire as a Metaphor in Popular Western Media (BA)

Europe – Utopia or Dystopia? Literary Negotiations of the European Project (BA)

Between Evil Queen and Dragon Princess: A Critical Analysis of Female Representation in HBO’s Game of Thrones (2011-2019) (BA)