Jason Groves is an Associate Professor of German Studies. His work looks at how writers since the nineteenth century have contended with the implications of the discovery of geologic time for, and in, narrative. He is currently completing two projects: a book manuscript, Mineral Imaginaries: German Literature and the Geologic Unconscious, which articulates the shared “minerality” of the human and the earth in literature since 1800, and a translation of Sonja Neef’s The Babylonian Planet, a wide-ranging study of language and globalization in a time of mass migration. In addition to scholarly publishing he also co-edits Feedback, a curated blog in critical and cultural theory hosted by Open Humanities Press.
Jason co-organized the Simpson Center cross-disciplinary research cluster, The Anthropocene (2016-2018), and was a 2018 Society of Scholars Fellow, working on his project Mineral Imaginaries. At the University of Washington, he teaches courses on fairy tales and their adaptation, landscape and memory, extinction, and the literature of migration.