Clemens Günther

Clemens Günther


Network Coordinator/
Research Member and Professor, Culture Department of the East-Europe Institute, FU Berlin


After finishing his studies in European ethnology and philosphy as well as Eastern European and cultural studies in Munich, Berlin and New York, Clemens Günther completed is PhD on the metahistoriographical revolution in Russia in 2019. Since 2017 he has been a professor at the cultural studies department at the FU Berlin.

Research Focus:

  • Genre poetics (historical novel, production novel, documentary, travel literature)
  • Literature and science (meteorology, climatology, cybernetics, history)
  • Postcolonialism (history of imagination: Baku, Turkmenistan, Soviet constructions of globality)
  • Ecocriticism (especially natural disasters, climate change fiction, ecocide)

My Motivation as a part of the network:

Publications linked to the network:

  • “Wüstenvisionen. Literatur, Klima und Transformation in Imaginationen Turkmenistans.“ In Climate Engineering. Imaginationsgeschichten künstlichen Klimas (=Sonderband Dritte Natur), edited by Urs Büttner and Dorit Müller, 57-69. Berlin: Matthes und Seitz, 2021.
  • “Von Tauwetter und Tiefdruckgebieten. Literarische Meteorologie bei Daniil Granin und Anatoliĭ Gladilin,“ Zeitschrift für Slawistik, no. 2 (2021). [forthcoming].

3 responses to “Clemens Günther”

  1. […] lunch break, Clemens Günther took up this climatological thread in his talk on literary meteorology, a theoretical paradigm […]


  2. […] Clemens Günther gave a synopsis of imaginations of climate capsules in science-fiction texts of Russian symbolism and discussed their relationship with contemporary discourses of habitability (Chakrabarty). […]


  3. […] participants are invited to join us and can register with Russian Ecospheres’ coordinator Clemens Günther via […]


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