Posthuman / Cyber-Gothic: An Interview with Anya Heise-Von Der Lippe




American Gothic, cyber horror, posthumanism, popular culture, interview


Anya Heise-von der Lippe is assistant lecturer with the chair of Anglophone Literatures and teaches English Literature and Culture at the University of Tübingen, Germany. After completing her PhD with a dissertation on Monstrous Textualities (published by UWP in June 2021), she has recently started a new research project on Romanticism and Climate Change. Her publications include various chapters and articles on monsters, hypertext, zombies, dystopias and cyberpunk, as well as the edited collection Posthuman Gothic (2017), and co-edited collections Literaturwissenschaften in der Krise (2018) and Kinship and Collective Action in Literature and Culture (2020). She is one of the series editors of the book series CHALLENGES for the Humanities with Narr, Tübingen.



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Bauer, Gero, Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Nicole Hirschfelder and Katharina Luther (eds.). Kinship and Collective Action in Literature and Culture. Narr, 2020.

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Heise-von der Lippe, Anya, and Russell West-Pavlov, editors. Literaturwissenschaften in der Krise. Narr 2018.

Heise-von der Lippe, Anya, editor. Posthuman Gothic. University of Wales Press, 2017

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How to Cite

Álvarez Trigo, L., & Heise-von der Lippe , A. . (2022). Posthuman / Cyber-Gothic: An Interview with Anya Heise-Von Der Lippe. REDEN. Revista Española De Estudios Norteamericanos, 3(2), 31-43.