• Kohlt, Franziska, Amanda Rees, and Tom McLeish, War of the Words: Science, Religion, and the Human Future, Oxford University Press (under contract, 2023)

Edited Collection:

  • Alice: Through the Looking Glass – A Companion, ed. by Franziska Kohlt and Justine Houyaux (Oxford: Peter Lang, forthcoming 2023)

Trade Books:

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
Journal Articles:

Short papers:

Book Chapters:

  • ‘Through Magic Glasses: Looking-Glass, Optics, and ‘edifying entertainment’ in Victorian Culture’, in Alice: Through the Looking Glass – A Companion, ed. by Franziska Kohlt and Justine Houyaux (Oxford: Peter Lang, forthcoming 2023)
  • Science Communication and Scientism: Historical Perspectives’, Gouyon JB, Kohlt FE, Turbil C, Nielsen K, Sleigh C, in Science Communication – taking a step back to move forward, ed. by Martin Bauer and Bernard Schiele (Paris: CNRS Édition: 2023).
  • ‘A ‘war’ against a ‘devilish’ virus: Religious rhetoric and Covid-19 in the UK’,  in Record Covid-19: Historicising Experiences of the Pandemic, ed. by Kristopher Lovell (DeGruyter, forthcoming 2023).
  • When words are poison: Toxic narratives in health communication’, Toxic Cultures, ed. by Simon Bacon (Peter Lang, 2022).
  • In the Automated Eye of the Beholder: Automata in human culture, and the enduring myth of the modern Prometheus’, in Marvellous Mechanical Museum (Compton Verney Press, 2018) (read here)
  • Back to the Future: The Time Traveller’s Traumatic Jet Lag in A Christmas Carol, in Dickens on the Move – Between Cultures and Continents. ed. by Elmar Schenkel. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2014. (buy here)

Forthcoming (accepted):

  • “Madam Science”, “Lady Poetry” and the ‘twain wings’ of the imagination: George MacDonald as Victorian Man of Science’, George MacDonald: A Companion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
  • Polluting the communication environments in “England’s Green And Pleasant Land”: Toxic Nostalgia and the misuses of memory in millennial British environmentalist narratives‘, Gothic Nostalgia, ed. Simon Bacon (Palgrave, forthcoming 2023).
  • Poeta fit, non nascitur’: Lewis Carroll, performance science and comedic catharsis”, Victorian Comedy and Laughter: New Paradigms, ed. by Louise Lee (Basingstoke: Palgrave; corrections accepted; publication delayed)

Academic Features:


Edited Texts:


In the Media:

Radio & Television:


↑ On Turkish Television’s Showcase, July 2018

Press & Web:

Covid, Metaphors, Science Communication:

Alice in Wonderland & Children’s Literature

  • The Alice Look, Victoria and Albert Museum for the History of Childhood”, Bandersnatch. The Newsletter of the Lewis Carroll Society, Issue 167, 2015 (Coverage of talk at the opening of “The Alice Look” exhibition, June 2015).
  • “Happy (Un-)Birthday Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland!”, Brasenose College, Oxford, 2015 (read here)
  • “American McGee on Alice: Madness Returns”. Interview. The Lewis Carroll Review – American McGee Special Issue. The Reviewing Journal of the Lewis Carroll Society. Issue 48, November 2012. (buy here)
  • Magic Worlds”, Stephen Martin, The Daresbury Chronicle (UK), July 2012
  • „My Adventures in Wonderland and what I found there. Auf den Spuren von Alice in Großbritannien.“ Liaisons. Magazin zum Kulturaustausch. Issue 5/6. Oct. 2011 (Leipzig: Hamouda). (buy here)
  • “Kaffee. Kultur. Geschichte.” Liaisons. Magazin zum Kulturaustausch. Issue 5/6. Oct. 2011 (Leipzig: Hamouda) . (buy here)


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