<b>Editorial 4.1


  • Axel Howarth Goodbody University of Bath
  • Carmen Flys Junquera University of Alcalá




Editorial 4.1


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Author Biographies

Axel Howarth Goodbody, University of Bath

University of Bath, United Kingdom


Axel Goodbody (Ecozon@ Associate Editor) is Professor of German and European Culture at the University of Bath. He grew up in Ireland and studied German and French at Trinity College, Dublin. After teaching English language and culture as Lektor at the University of Kiel from 1973 to 1976, he stayed on in Germany to complete his doctorate on German nature poetry (Romantic and 20th-century). Since the early 1980s he has lectured at the University of Bath, UK. His main research interests are modern and contemporary German literature and film, ecocritical theory, and memory studies. He is editor of book series 'Nature, Literature and Culture' (Rodopi) and 'New Studies in European Cinema' (Lang). He was President of EASLCE from 2004 to 2006.

Carmen Flys Junquera, University of Alcalá

University of Alcalá, Spain


Dr. Carmen Flys-Junquera is an Associate Professor of American Literature in the Dept. of Modern Philology and a member of the Franklin Research Institute for North American Studies, both at the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain). She has co-edited the books El Poder Hispano (1994), El Nuevo Horizonte: España/Estados Unidos (2001), Family Reflections: Representing the Contemporary American Family in the Arts (2007),Cultural Landscapes: Heritage and Conservation (2010) and Ecocríticas. Literatura y medio ambiente (2010). She was the Executive Director of the journal REDEN: Revista Española de Estudios Nortamericanos from 1999-2002. She has also co-edited the thematic issues on ecocriticism of the journal Nerter no. 15 (2010) and of the Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (no. 64. April 2012)She was the President of EASLCE (European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment) from 2010-2012 and coordinates the only registered research group in ecocriticism in Spain: GIECO (www.gieco.es). Most of her published articles deal with contemporary American ethnic literature, particularly Latino, African American and Native American, ecocriticism, sense of place, ecofeminism, environmental justice, border issues, mestizaje, and the subversion of the dominant cultural ethos in popular genres. Currently she is the General Editor of Ecozon@. European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment.