Dr Alexis Radisoglou

Fellow and Tutor in German at

Dr Alexis Radisoglou
BA (Oxford), PhD (Columbia University)

Dr Radisoglou’s position at Lincoln College is generously co-funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).



Alexis Radisoglou’s main research interests are in the field of twentieth-century and contemporary German literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on comparative and interdisciplinary approaches. Most of his work is concerned with the role and status of aesthetic production in the era of globalized modernity, and he is currently working on a book project titled Globe and Planet in Contemporary Aesthetics.



German literature from the Age of Enlightenment to the present, with a particular focus on modernism, political aesthetics, and contemporary literature; special authors; comparative literature; European cinema; translation into German.


Selected Publications

‘Ethnoplanetarity: Contemporaneity and Scale in Patricio Guzmán’s Nostalgia de la luz and El botón de nácar’. In: Ferdinand, Simon/Villaescusa Illán, Irene/Peeren, Esther (eds.): Other Globes: Past and Peripheral Imaginations of Globalization. Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society. New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2019, pp. 195-211.

‘Catastrophic Histories, Planetary Futures: Aesthetics for the Anthropocene in Alexander Kluge, Sebastião Salgado, and Anselm Kiefer’. In: Dürbeck, Gabriele/Nesselhauf, Jonas (eds.): Representations of the Anthropocene in Literature and the Media. Berlin: Peter Lang 2018, pp. 199-217.


‘“Cet objet de plus en plus réduit qu’est le monde”? Vom Globus und Planeten bei Christoph Ransmayr und Laurent Mauvignier’. In: Frenzel, Marlene/Geist, Kathrin/Oberrauch, Claudia (eds.): Ein Ort, viel Raum(theorie)? – Fiktive Imaginationen gleicher Orte/Räume. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press 2018, pp. 93-111.


‘“Ist der Schreibtisch vielleicht der Ort der Gespenster?” Hantologie, Erinnerung und Alterität in Wolfgang Hildesheimers Tynset und W.G. Sebalds Austerlitz’. In: treibhaus. Jahrbuch für die Literatur der fünfziger Jahre. Band 12: Wolfgang Hildesheimer. Munich: edition text + kritik 2016, pp. 173-198.

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