Fields of Interest
19th Century 20th Century Ecocriticism Performance Studies Translation Anthropocene
Jason Groves is an Assistant Professor of Germanics. His work looks at how writers since the nineteenth century have contended with the implications of the discovery of geologic time for, and in, narrative. He is currently completing two projects: a book manuscript, Mineral Imaginaries: German Literature and the Geologic Unconscious, which articulates the shared “minerality” of the human and the earth in literature since 1800, and a translation of Sonja Neef’s The Babylonian Planet, a wide-ranging study of language and globalization in a time of mass migration. In addition to scholarly publishing he also co-edits Feedback, a curated blog in critical and cultural theory hosted by Open Humanities Press.
Jason co-organizes the Simpson Center cross-disciplinary research cluster on the Anthropocene (2016-2018) and is a fellow of the Simpson Center Society of Fellows for the Fall of 2018. At the University of Washington he teaches courses on fairy tales and their adaptation, landscape and memory, extinction, and the literature of migration.