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Alice Christensen


Miller 128

Building location

Miller building

Areas of interest

I am interested in intersections between literature and science, and in how literature experiments with scientific knowledge. Most recently, I wrote about the history of temperature as a literary, scientific, and cultural obsession around 1900 (see, for example, Thomas Mann’s novel The Magic Mountain). I am currently researching German participation in European colonial expansion, in works of fiction and non-fiction.


  • GM1TG (Texts and Genres)
  • GM1IMG (Icons of Modern Germany)
  • GM3WOS (War on Screen)
  • ML2GF (Fantastic Fiction)
  • German literature and film
  • European cultural history and the history of science and medicine
  • Teaching (and learning!) foreign languages

Research centres and groups

Colonial and Postcolonial Technoscience Working Group (LSE)

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (Princeton University)
  • MA (Princeton University)
  • BA (Johns Hopkins University)