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Dr Anna Sophia Tabouratzidis


Research Assistant, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Nünning 



Room: B 340a

Phone: +49 (0) 641 - 99 30185



Dr Anna Tabouratzidis is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of English.

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: Tuesdays 1.30 to 2.30 pm in B340a. Please register on Stud.IP. If you wish to attend an online office hour, please communicate the request when registering on Stud.IP

Psychologische Beratungsstelle: The PBS team is available to students as a point of contact for all issues that are troubling them in the context of their studies or also in their private lives. 





International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)

European PhDnet “Literary and Cultural Studies”

International PhD Programme Literary and Cultural Studies (IPP)

Deutscher Anglistikverband

Science Fiction Research Association



Academic CV


01/2021 - 12/2021 Co-Organisator of the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series "Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures" funded by the 7th Idea Competition for the Advancement of Women (BfC)
10/2019 - 09/2021 Dezentrale Frauen- u. Gleichstellungsbeauftragte (Institut für Anglistik)

since 04/2019

Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Nünning

Department of English, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

10/2016 – 11/2018

MA in Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media

Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

10/2013 – 10/ 2016

BA in Moderne Fremdsprachen, Kulturen und Wirtschaft,

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen






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.