Astrid Bracke

Membership:  2019

Member Bio

Astrid Bracke writes on twenty-first-century British fiction and nonfiction, ecocriticism and narratology, climate crisis and floods. Her monograph, Climate Crisis and the Twenty-First-Century British Novel, was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2018. Her work has appeared in English Studies, and The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism. She is currently working on a project on climate crisis flood fictions. She is lecturer of British literature at HAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen (Netherlands).


Flooded Futures: The Anthropocene in 21st-Century British Fiction
Lunchtime Colloquium Video - The Visual Imagination of Floods in Twenty-First-Century Climate Fictions


  • “Science and Ecology.” In The Cambridge Companion to Ian McEwan, edited by Dominic Head. In press.
  • “Living to Tell the Story: Characterization, Narrative Perspective and Ethics in Climate Crisis Flood Novels.” In The Palgrave Handbook in Literature and Contemporary Philosophy, edited byRidvan Askin, Frida Beckman, and David Rudrum. In press.
  • “Flooded Futures: The Representation of the Anthropocene in Twenty-First-Century British Flood Fictions.”Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 60, no. 3 (2019):278-288.
  • Climate Crisis and the 21st-Century British Novel. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
  • “‘Man Is the Storytelling Animal’: Graham Swift's Waterland, Ecocriticism, and Narratology.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 25, no. 1 (2018): 220–37.