Gina Comos is a Junior Lecturer at the Institute for English and American Studies at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. Her main areas of research are Chicana and Latina literature, gender studies, road trips in US literature and film, ecocriticism and ecofiction, and the Anthropocene in literary and cultural studies. She is currently writing her PhD thesis on the topic of women and nature in US-American literature of the Anthropocene. Caroline Rosenthal is Professor of American Literature at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. She has published on comparative North American studies; Canadian literature, culture, and literary theory; city fiction and spatial theory; American Romanticism; and gender studies. Her books include New York and Toronto Novels after Postmodernism: Explorations of the Urban (2011) and Fake Identity? The Impostor Narrative in American Culture (2014). Her current research interests are related to mobility studies, the new sincerity, and ecocriticism.