At the University of Giessen, I wish to facilitate work on the nexus between political and artistic practices and academic analysis, and am interested in mentoring projects concerning cultural approaches to law/Law and Literature, the politics of form, critical media studies, American Studies, and feminism and sexuality studies. As a general editor of EJES, I wish to encourage proposals for special issues that span divides between cultural theory, literary analysis, and linguistics and reflect on the study of English within Europe. With Jeanne Gaakeer, I run the European Network for Law and Literature Research.

Newest publications:

My latest book has been published at Oxford UP:

from law and literature to legality and affect - cover

Elisabeth Lechner (University of Vienna) and I recently published an essay about controversies in feminisms and our hopes for feminist futures. It is currently in free access until the end of October:

Laura Borchert and I wrote an essay about narrative authority, affective unreliability, and transing law:

  • Olson, Greta and Laura Borchert. “Transing” / “Narrative Authority, Affective Unreliability, and Transing Law,” Research Handbook in Law and Literature. Ed. Daniela Gandorfer, Cecilia Gebruers, and Peter Goodrich. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 378-400

Recent Talk:


Professor Greta Olson
Institut für Anglistik
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
Otto-Behagel-Straße 10 B
35394 Giessen, Germany
Tel: +49 641 – 99 30091 or – 99 3031 (Ms. Stephanie Rück, MA)
Fax: +49 641 – 99 30099


Office hours during the semester: Please register online through Stud.IP.

The photograph above was taken by Salar Baygan for a project on celebrating white hair initiated by Andrea Leicher, Oliver Metzler, and Nicolai Tilov.