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Sarah Edwards

Sarah Neef is a doctoral student and research assistant at TU Dortmund, where she has been lecturing since 2017 as part of the British Literary Studies team. Prior to this, she worked as a student assistant and tutor at Paderborn University in addition to a number of related fields including foreign language teaching, translation of professional texts, and publishing of both academic and creative texts.

She holds a Master’s degree in British and American Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Paderborn. Her PhD project focusses on representations of urban space in British Urban Fantasy.

  • Urban Fantasy
  • Fantastic Geographies
  • Postmodern Cities
  • Contemporary British Literature and Urban Space
  • New Weird

The Palimpsestual City: Representations of Urban Space in British Urban Fantasy (PhD project)

Rising From The Ashes: History and Moments of Crisis in British Urban Fantasy. Urban History Group Conference 2021: Cities, Crisis and Change, University of Warwick, Warwick, UK, May 2021. Unpublished Conference Paper.


Blood is Thicker Than Water. A Geopolitical Approach to Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London. Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations: Mapping the Mythosphere, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, May 2019. Unpublished Conference Paper.


(with Christian Lenz) Mapping the Gendered Body: Women, Geography, and how Both are Transformed in British Literature. Transformations between the Written, the Visual and the Auditory, Technische Universität Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, April 2021. Unpublished Public Lecture.


Tracing the Gothic Double in Contemporary Urban Fantasy. The Future of Gothic: A Conference for those Making that Future, University of Macau, Macau, China, February 2021. Invited Conference Presentation.


 ‘Up’s no longer out of bounds, and down’s nothing to fear’: Verticality and Locomotion in China Miéville’s Urban Fantasy. The Urban Weird, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, April 2018. Unpublished Conference Paper.

Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung e.V.