|Assistant Professor / Director of Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures||ER212, Elvet Riverside 2||+44 (0) 191 33 43431|
Alexis Radisoglou's research interests are in the field of 20th-century and contemporary literature, film, and visual culture, with a particular focus on comparative, transcultural, and interdisciplinary forms of enquiry. Located at the interstices of aesthetic and cultural theory, political philosophy and the environmental humanities, most of his work is concerned with the role of aesthetic production in negotiating the political, historical and epistemological challenges of the contemporary condition of globality.
He is currently engaged in two research projects titled, respectively, 'Post-Global Aesthetics' and 'Eurozone(s): Literary Imaginaries of Contemporary Europe'. For the latter project, he was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for the academic year 2022-23.
Dr Radisoglou received a BA in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in German and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, New York. Before coming to Durham, from 2016-2019 he was a Fellow of Lincoln College and a member of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford. Besides his activities in the field of German Studies, he is an inaugural member of the international research network 'Greek Studies Now', initiated in 2019 by the Universities of Oxford and Amsterdam. Together with Professor Claudia Nitschke, he was also the co-convenor of an international postgraduate summer school titled 'Dis/Connections: Vernetzung und Digitalität in der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur', which was held at Durham in July 2023.
Dr Radisoglou is on research leave during the academic year 2023-24.
Candidates interested in pursuing a PhD in areas such as contemporary German literature and film; political aesthetics; (post-)global culture; environmental humanities; transculturality; contemporary Europe and the European/global South; comparative literature; critical theory; and modernist studies are encouraged to get in touch via email.
- 2022: Leverhulme Research Fellowship: for the project 'Eurozone(s): Literary Imaginaries of Contemporary Europe'
- Radisoglou, A. Jenseits der Pässe: Wolfgang Hildesheimer — Eine Biographie. Modern Language Review, 113(1), 277-279. https://doi.org/10.1353/mlr.2018.0184
- Radisoglou, A. (2017). Amy J. Elias and Christian Moraru, eds. The Planetary Turn: Relationality and Geoaesthetics in the Twenty-First Century. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1080/00168890.2017.1256743
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- Radisoglou, A. (2023). Europa kontrapunktisch lesen: Beobachtungen zu einer Poetik des EU-Romans. In H. Gätje, & S. Singh (Eds.), Europadiskurse in der Gegenwartsliteratur des vergangenen Jahrzehnts. Francke Verlag
- Radisoglou, A. (2022). Ethnoplanetarity as Postglobality: Four Theses and a Postscript on a Contemporary Decolonial Constellation. In G. Müller, & B. Loy (Eds.), Postglobal Aesthetics: 21st Century Latin American Literatures and Cultures (29-44). De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110762143
- Radisoglou, A. (2019). Ethnoplanetarity: Contemporaneity and Scale in Patricio Guzmán’s Nostalgia de la luz and El botón de nácar. In S. Ferdinand, I. Villaescusa Illán, & E. Peeren (Eds.), Other Globes: Past and Peripheral Imaginations of Globalization (195-211). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14980-2
- Radisoglou, A. (2018). Catastrophic Histories, Planetary Futures: Aesthetics for the Anthropocene in Alexander Kluge, Sebastião Salgado, and Anselm Kiefer. In G. Dürbeck, & J. Nesselhauf (Eds.), Representations of the Anthropocene in Literature and the Media (199-217). Peter Lang. https://doi.org/10.3726/b15048
- Radisoglou, A. (2018). "Cet objet de plus en plus réduit qu’est le monde"? Vom Globus und Planeten bei Christoph Ransmayr und Laurent Mauvignier. In M. Frenzel, K. Geist, & C. Oberrauch (Eds.), Ein Ort, viel Raum(theorie)? – Fiktive Imaginationen gleicher Orte/Räume (93-111). University of Bamberg Press. https://doi.org/10.20378/irbo-54399
- Radisoglou, A., & Schaub, C. (2022). Introduction: Figuring the Planet: Post-Global Perspectives on German Literature. The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory, 97(2), 125-133. https://doi.org/10.1080/00168890.2022.2074273
- Radisoglou, A. (2022). Anthropocene Realism: On Nikolaus Geyrhalter's Erde and the Limits of a Cumulative Aesthetic. Austrian Studies, 30, 47-62. https://doi.org/10.1353/aus.2022.0007
- Radisoglou, A. (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. Modern Language Review, 116(4), 553-587. https://doi.org/10.5699/modelangrevi.116.4.0553
- Radisoglou, A. (2016). "Ist der Schreibtisch vielleicht der Ort der Gespenster?" Hantologie, Erinnerung und Alterität in Wolfgang Hildesheimers Tynset und W.G. Sebalds Austerlitz
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