The Cartography of the Political Novel in Europe

The project aims to examine how a specific literary genre (political novel) in various national and cultural contexts deals with political issues and thereby shapes the perception of local and global politics. The project’s goal is to assess the political novel as an important element of the European cultural heritage and as a tool for community building and European advocacy. The consortium brings together an interdisciplinary research team that seeks not only to unpack the rich literary heritage of the 20th century but also (through collaboration with a wide range of actors) to make the political novel relevant to our present.


Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. The European Union cannot be held responsible for them.

This project has received funding under the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme. 2023–2027
Head researcher(s): Patrick Eiden-Offe
Associate Researcher(s): Ivana Perica

Cooperation partners: Johanna-Charlotte Horst (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Christoph Schaub (University of Vechta)