Personal profile


I work on the historical novel, contemporary European and North American memory cultures, counter-memories and the representation of the past in the present. I am the founder of the Novel Writing Workshop at the University of Bonn, which I directed from 2014 to 2021. My novels are published by Penguin Random House and Harper Collins. I am  working both critically and creatively on the myth of Penthesilea, the Amazons, and the Trojan war.

Social responsibility

I am the founder of 42 Magazine and a regular contributor on issues such as gender equality, balancing the historical record, productive (counter-) memories and feminism in different media outlets, such as Aeon, Antigone and Deutsche Welle.

Research interests

I am particularly interested in literature as driver and distiller of memory culture, as well as the nexus of literature and emotion, narrative and affect, in particular in contemporary re-writings of canonical stories and historical events.

Other research

post-national literature in Europe

fantasy fiction

utopian and dystopian fiction

J R R Tokien

Shakespeare / contemporary reception

gender studies

feminist fiction

affective narratology

post-critical theory

memory culture

cultural memory


Novel Writing Workshop / University of Bonn (6 ECTS per semester)

(since 2014)

Professional Development: Crafting a Text, Crafting a Story (Department of English, American and Celtic Studies, University of Bonn)



Further information

Profile photo © Eva-Lotte Hill

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Political Sciences, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn

1 Oct 201731 Dec 2020

Award Date: 31 Dec 2020

Master of Arts, English Literatures and Cultures, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn

1 Apr 201521 Aug 2019

Award Date: 21 Aug 2019

Bachelor of Arts, English Studies, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn

1 Oct 20112 Apr 2015

Award Date: 2 Apr 2015

Funded by, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes


Séjour Erasmus, Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3

31 Aug 201631 Jan 2017

External positions

Freelance Journalist, Deutsche Welle

Nov 2020 → …


9 Nov 2016 → …

Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn

1 Oct 2014 → …

Areas of expertise

  • PE English
  • Narratives
  • Feminism
  • Affect and emotions studies
  • Narrative Analysis
  • gender and sexuality studies
  • Utopianism
  • Fan Studies
  • Philosophy of Fiction
  • creative methods
  • Practice Theory
  • Historical Fiction
  • Historiography
  • Adaptation
  • Memory Studies
  • Cultural Memory
  • Cultural and Creative Industry
  • literature
  • Publishing Industry
  • European studies
  • International Relations
  • History of Ideas
  • Cosmopolitan Studies


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