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Roman Bartosch is Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures and the Teaching of English at the Department of English II. His background is in literary and cultural theories and the environmental humanities and he works on education for sustainability and resilience, inter- and transcultural learning, and inclusive education. Roman Bartosch is also Speaker of the University of Cologne’s central Competence Area (CA IV) Cultures and Societies in Transition, Board Member of the Global South Studies Center (GSSC), and Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Teaching in the Humanities (IFDG). 

Currently, Roman Bartosch is working on concepts of literacy and the role of literary fiction in education for climate action as well as the role of dissent and controversy in culture-sensitive and inclusive educational settings. He is also interested in questions of educational philosophy, especially in terms of modelling learning objectives in times of large-scale extinction and climate catastrophe. Furthermore, he has worked on questions of literary value, the intersection of literary studies and literature pedagogy, and multimodal literature and media pedagogies. 


Contact: roman.bartosch[at]uni-koeln.de

Select Publications

“Dying to Learn: Teaching Human-Animal Studies in an Age of Extinction”. Multispecies Futures. New Approaches to Teaching Human Animal Studies. Eds. Andreas Hübner, Micha Gerrit Philipp Edlich and Maria Moss. Berlin: Neofelis, 77-94.

(with Stefanie Fuchs) “‘Under the Weather’? An Empirical Exploration of Climate Anxiety and Mental Health in Future Teachers of English”. TDAJ 2.2, 76-82.

(as editor) Towards Transformative Literature Pedagogy. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2021.

(as editor) Cultivating Sustainability in Language and Literature Pedagogy: Steps to an Educational Ecology. London/New York: Routledge, 2021.

Literature, Pedagogy, and Climate Change: Text Models for a Transcultural Ecology. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019