Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (GSAH)

Doctoral Students

Jonathan Sarfin

Department of English

Postal Address
Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
Walter Benjamin Kolleg
Universität Bern
Muesmattstrasse 45
CH-3012 Bern

Jonathan Sarfin

Jonathan Sarfin studied English Literature at the University of Kentucky (BA 2016) and the University of Bern (MA 2021). He is a PhD candidate in the SNF Sinergia project Mediating the Ecological Imperative, in the sub-project Ecological Imaginaries: Eco-Ekphrasis in Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century North American Fiction.

Title of PhD Project

Description, Relation, and Rhetoric in Contemporary North American Climate Fiction (AT)

Research Foci

Aesthetics, description in 20th and 21st century North American fiction, intermediality and ekphrasis, landscape art, and ecological narrative