Ms Christine Lehnen

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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 currently 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.

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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

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2020 - Master of Arts, Political Sciences, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn (2017 - 2020)
  • 2019 - Master of Arts, English Literatures and Cultures, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn (2015 - 2019)
  • 2015 - Bachelor of Arts, English Studies, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn (2011 - 2015)
  • Funded by, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (2013 - 2019)
  • Séjour Erasmus, Université Paris 3 - Nouvelle Sorbonne (2016 - 2017)

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