Christine Müller (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin)

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Curriculum Vitae

Christine Müller holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and French and a master’s degree in Transnational Literary Studies from the University of Bremen. In 2012-2013, she worked as a teaching assistant for the German Department at Dickinson College (USA). She is now a research assistant to Professor Norbert Schaffeld (English Literature) in the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies at the University of Bremen. She is currently writing her PhD dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of literature and science. She focuses on the representation of historical female scientists in contemporary biofiction.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Literature and Medicine
  • Medical Humanities
  • Literature and Science
  • Gender Studies / Feminist Theory
  • Life Writing / Biofiction


Summer Semester 2019 – Key Topics in Literature: Science on Stage: From Doctor Faustus to Photograph 51 (Seminar, BA)

Winter Semester 2018/2019 – Key Topics in Cultural History: The History of Women in Science (Seminar, BA)

Summer Semester 2018 - Key Topics in Literature: The Science Novel (Seminar, BA)

Winter Semester 2017/2018 - Key Topics in Literature: Illness Narratives (Seminar, BA)

Summer Semester 2017 - Key Topics in Literature: The Science Play (Seminar, BA)

Winter Semester 2016/2017 - Key Topics in Literature: Narratives of Illness (Seminar, BA)

Summer Semester 2016 - Key Topics in Literature: Gender, Science, and Literature (Seminar, BA)

Winter Semester 2015/2016 - Key Topics in Literature: The Medical Novel (Seminar, BA)

Summer Semester 2015 - Key Topics in Literature: Race and Science in the Postcolonial Novel (Seminar, BA)

Winter Semester 2014/2015 - Key Topics in Literature: Medicine in Contemporary Drama and Film (Seminar, BA)


Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (GKS)

Bremen Institute of Canada and Quebec Studies (BICQS)

Fiction Meets Science (FMS)


“Narrating the History of Science from a Female Perspective: Women Scientists in Contemporary Historical Novels and Plays.” Narrating Science: The Power of Stories in the 21st Century. Toronto, May 25th, 2017.

“Gender and Science: An Intersectional Reading of Tracy Chevalier’s Remarkable Creatures.” Presentation in the Scope of the Panel “Figurations of Gender: Contradictions and/as Intersections.” Inaugural Conference: Contradiction Studies: Mapping the Field. University of Bremen. February 10th, 2017.

“Gender, Science, and Literature: Female Scientists in Contemporary Historical Fiction.” Lecture Series “Gender, Culture, Feminism”. Organized by Dr. Karin Esders, English-Speaking Cultures. University of Bremen. December 7th, 2016.

“Cancer in Contemporary Drama: Margaret Edson’s W;t.” Guest Lecture Series “Literary Histor(ies) in English: Texts and Issues”. Organized by Dr. Jana Nittel, English-Speaking Cultures. University of Bremen. December 1st, 2015.

“Literatur und Medizin“ Project Presentation in the Scope of the Session “Fiction Meets Science. Die Welt der Wissenschaften aus literarischer Sicht / Aktuelle Forschungsthemen im Bereich English-Speaking Cultures.“ Open Campus Day. University of Bremen. July 11th, 2015.


Müller, Christine. “Hidden No More: On- and Offline Rewritings of the History of Women in Science.” Hard Times. [accepted in 2018, in print]

Müller, Christine. “Women and Science in Tracy Chevalier’s Historical Novel Remarkable Creatures (2009).” Conference Proceedings “Contradiction Studies: Mapping the Field/Inaugural Conference on Concepts of Contradiction in the Humanities”. [accepted 2018, in print]