ProfileAdeline Johns-Putra is Professor of Literature, Director of Research for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Director of the University Research Centre for Culture, Communication, and Society.
Adeline's research expertise lies in ecocriticism, especially the relationship between climate and literature. She also has research interests in women's writing of the British Romantic age (1780-1830) and in epic poetry.
Having been involved in researching climate fiction since 2009, Adeline published some of the earliest research papers on the topic. Her monograph Climate Change and the Contemporary Novel and her edited volume Climate and Literature were published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. She is co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Literature and Climate, and is currently writing the Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Climate.
Adeline is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She was President of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland (ASLE-UKI) from 2011 to 2015. She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool. In 2012, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University. She regularly gives keynotes and plenaries at conferences around the world, and was most recently invited to be part of the "Anthropocene" panel at the 174th Nobel Symposium on world literature in Stockholm in August 2022.
After gaining her PhD in Australia, Adeline began her career at the University of Tampere in Finland. She went on to academic positions at the universities of Exeter and Surrey in the UK, before moving to XJTLU in 2020.