Dr. Alexis Radisoglou

Research fellow with the project Post-Global Aesthetics


  • Since 2019 Assistant Professor in German Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University, UK
  • 2016–2019 Montgomery-DAAD Fellow and Tutor in German Studies, Lincoln College, University of Oxford, UK
  • Spring Semester 2016 Lecturer, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • 2007–2015 Ph.D., Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures & Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • 2003–2007 BA (Hons) in Modern Languages and Literatures (German & Modern Greek), University of Oxford, UK

Research Interests

  • Contemporary literature, film, and visual culture
  • (Post-)Globality
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Political Aesthetics
  • Transculturality
  • Europe and the European/global South


Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • 2022 "Anthropocene Realism: On Nikolaus Geyrhalter's 'Erde' and the Limits of a Cumulative Aesthetic". In: Austrian Studies (30), pp. 47-62
  • 2022 "Ethnoplanetarity as Postglobality: Four Theses and a Postscript on a Contemporary Decolonial Constellation". In: Gesine Müller & Benjamin Loy (eds.): Postglobal Aesthetics: 21st Century Latin American Literatures and Cultures. De Gruyter, pp. 29-44
  • 2022 with Christoph Schaub, "Introduction: Figuring the Planet: Post-Global Perspectives on German Literature". In: The Germanic Review (97.2), Special Issue »Figuring the Planet: Post-Global Perspectives on German Literature«, pp. 125-133
  • 2021 "What is the EU Novel? Arche-Teleology, Queer Temporality, and the Contested Domain of Europe in Robert Menasse's 'Die Hauptstadt' and Angela Dimitrakaki's 'Aeroplast'". In: The Modern Language Review (116.4), pp. 553-587
  • 2019 "Ethnoplanetarity: Contemporaneity and Scale in Patricio Guzmán’s 'Nostalgia de la luz' and 'El botón de nácar'". In: Simon Ferdinand, Irene Villaescusa Illán & Esther Peeren (eds.): Other Globes: Past and Peripheral Imaginations of Globalization. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 195-211
  • 2018 "'Cet objet de plus en plus réduit qu’est le monde'? Vom Globus und Planeten bei Christoph Ransmayr und Laurent Mauvignier". In: Marlene Frenzel, Kathrin Geist & Claudia Oberrauch (eds.): Ein Ort, viel Raum(theorie)? – Fiktive Imaginationen gleicher Orte/Räume. University of Bamberg Press, pp. 93-111
  • 2018 "Catastrophic Histories, Planetary Futures: Aesthetics for the Anthropocene in Alexander Kluge, Sebastião Salgado, and Anselm Kiefer". In: Gabriele Dürbeck & Jonas Nesselhauf (eds.): Representations of the Anthropocene in Literature and the Media. Peter Lang, pp. 199-217
  • 2016 "'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 (Volume 12: Wolfgang Hildesheimer), pp. 173-1982022 mit Christoph Schaub, Sonderheft »Figuring the Planet: Post-Global Perspectives on German Literature«. The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory (97.2)

Book Reviews

  • 2018 Jenseits der Pässe: Wolfgang Hildesheimer — Eine Biographie, by Stephan Braese. In: Modern Language Review (113.1), pp. 277-279
  • 2017 The Planetary Turn: Relationality and Geoaesthetics in the Twenty-First Century, by Amy J. Elias & Christian Moraru (eds.). In: The Germanic Review (92.1), pp. 113-116


  • 2021 "Interview mit Fatma Aydemir und Hengameh Yaghoobifarah". Web project "literatür", Goethe Institute Istanbul


  • 2015 Keeping Time in Place: Modernism, Political Aesthetics, and the Transformation of Chronotopes in Late Modernity. Columbia University