The Network

Members

  • Dustin Breitenwischer (PI/Antragsteller), North American Studies, EXC 2020, Freie Universität Berlin
    Research Project: “The Creativity of Reform: Frederick Douglass’s Philosophical Imagination” (WT)
    Research Interests: Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century American and African American Literature and Culture; Aesthetics and Hermeneutics; Popular Culture; Cultures of Hip Hop
    Selected Publications: Dazwischen: Spielräume ästhetischer Erfahrung in der US-amerikanischen Kunst und Literatur (Paderborn: Fink, 2018); “The Creolization of the Aesthetic: Frederick Douglass’s Lectures on Haiti.” The Return of the Aesthetic in American Studies. Ed. Johannes Völz et al. REAL Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature 35. 221-36.
  • Hanna Katharina Göbel, Sociology, Hamburg
    Research Project: “Formen und Publikum des posthumanen Artefakts”
    Research Interests: Bodies and Technology; Dis/ability and the Posthuman; Atmospheres and Space; Affects, Senses, and Society
    Selected Publications: The Re-Use of Urban Ruins: Atmospheric Inquiries of the City (London: Routledge, 2015); Die Sinnlichkeit des Sozialen: Wahrnehmung und materielle Kultur. Ed. with Sophia Prinz (Bielefeld: transcript, 2015); Designed to Improve? The Makings, Politics and Aesthetics of ‘Social’ Architecture and Design. Ed. with Monika Grubbauer and Anna Richter (CITY, Special Feature, 2017); Performance und Praxis. Ed. with Gabriele Klein (Bielefeld: transcript, 2017).
  • Sophia Gräfe, Media and Cultural Studies, Marburg
    Research Project: “The Speculative Image – Surveillance films of the Ministry for State Security”
    Research Interests: Media and Cultural Histories of Behavior; History of Science and Surveillance Film; Aesthetics and Modern Theories of Disgust 
    Selected Publications: “Aesthetics of Protocol.” Space for Visual Research 2. Ed. Markus Weisbeck, Anna Sinofzik, and Adrian Palko (Leipzig: Spector Books, 2017); “Die Figur des Beobachters im Ministerium für Staatssicherheit.” Medien der Bürokratie (Archiv für Mediengeschichte, Band 16). Ed. Friedrich Balke, Joseph Vogl and Bernhard Siegert (München: Fink, 2016) 77–86.
  • Christian Krüger, Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin
    Research Project: “Phänomenologie des ästhetischen Eingriffs”
    Research Interests: Philosophy of Art, Language, and Symbolic Media
    Selected Publication: Medien der Bedeutung: Wie die Welt einen Unterschied macht (Hamburg: Meiner, 2019).
  • Philipp Löffler, North American Studies, Heidelberg/Frankfurt am Main
    Research Project: “Literary Patronage: Texts, Practices, Institutions (1800-2000)”
    Research Interests: Sociology of Reading; Institutional Frameworks of Literature and Literary Studies; Literary Education; Literary Theory; History of American Studies
    Selected Publications: Pluralist Desires: Contemporary Historical Fiction and the End of the Cold War (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2015); Handbook of American Romanticism. Ed. with Clemens Spahr and Jan Stieverman (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2020).
  • Marina Martinez Mateo, Philosophy, Frankfurt am Main
    Research Project: “Ökonomie und Familie. Überlegungen zur Natur der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft” (WT)
    Research Interests: Politics and Aesthetics of Representation; Critical Race Theory; Radical Democracy
    Selected Publications: Politik der Repräsentation: Zwischen Formierung und Abbildung (Wiesbaden: Springer, 2018); “Politisch Erscheinen und emanzipiert Zuschauen. Jacques Rancière und das Theater der Politik.” Jacques Rancière: Pädagogische Grenzgänge. Ed. Ralf Mayer, Alfred Schäfer and Steffen Wittig (Paderborn: Schöningh, 2019).
  • Dietmar Meinel, North American Studies, Duisburg-Essen
    Research Project: “Figurations of Failure in Antebellum America”
    Research Interests: Popular Culture; Visual Culture; Antebellum America; Literary and Cultural Theory
    Selected Publications: Pixar’s America: The Reanimation of American Myths and Symbols (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016); A Poetics of Neurosis: Narratives of Normalcy and Disorder in Cultural and Literary Texts. Ed. with Elena Furlanetto (Bielefeld: transcript, 2018).
  • Maike Meurer, Ethnology, Mainz
    Research Project: “Dichtkunst in Madagaskar. Zur Bedeutung sprachästhetischer Praxis im Kontext sozio-politischer Umbrüche”
    Research Interests: Ethnology and Aesthetics; Poetry in Africa; Cultural Theory; Ethnology of Law and Politics
  • Jennifer Pavlik, German Literature, Luxemburg
    Research Project: “Praxen des Nichtverstehens. Ästhetische Räume interkulturellen Lernens”
    Research Interests: Literary, Pedagogical, and Philosophical Anthropology; Aesthetics and Ethics; Interculturality; Hannah Arendt
    Selected Publication: “Uninteressiertes Weltinteresse”: Über die Ausbildung einer ästhetischen (Denk-) Haltung im Werk Hannah Arendts (Paderborn: Fink, 2015). 
  • Sophia Prinz, Theory of Design, UDK Berlin
    Since October 2020, fellow @ HIAS (Hamburg Institute für Advanced Study)
    Research Project: “Globale Moderne, sozio-materielle Praktiken und die Migration der Form”
    Research Interests: Global Modernity and Local Aesthetic Practices; Postcolonial Theory; Display and the “Migration of Form”
    Selected Publications: Die Praxis des Sehens: Über das Zusammenspiel von Körpern, Artefakten und visueller Ordnung (Bielefeld: transcript, 2014); Die Sinnlichkeit des Sozialen: Wahrnehmung und materielle Kultur. Ed. with Hanna Katharina Göbel (Bielefeld: transcript, 2015).
  • Kerstin Schankweiler, Art History, Dresden
    Research Project: “In der Echokammer der Bilder – Paradigmen digitaler Bildkulturen”
    Research Interests: Digital Visual Cultures; Contemporary African Art; Art History in a Global Context; Transculturality
    Selected Publications: Die Mobilisierung der Dinge: Ortsspezifik und Kulturtransfer in den Installationen von Georges Adéagbo (Bielefeld: transcript, 2012); Ästhetik der Gewalt – Gewalt der Ästhetik (= Schriften der Guernica-Gesellschaft, Bd. 19). Ed. with Anna Pawlak (Weimar 2013); Bildproteste. Reihe Digitale Bildkulturen, Ed. Wolfgang Ullrich and Annekathrin Kohout (Berlin: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach, 2019).
  • Jasmin Wrobel, Latin American Studies, EXC 2020, Freie Universität Berlin
    Research Project: “‘Tinta(s) Femenina(s)’: The ‘Discovery’, ‘Conquest’ and ‘Takeover’ of the Panel as Venue of Feminist Discourses. Women (Characters) in the Spanish and Latin American Comic Production”
    Research Interests: Graphic Narratives in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal; Afro-Latin American Literatures; (Brazilian) Concrete Poetry, Experimental, and Digital Poetry
    Selected Publications: Roteiros de palavras, sons, imagens: Os diálogos transcriativos de Haroldo de Campos (Frankfurt am Main: TFM, 2018); “Narrating other Perspectives, Re-drawing History: The Protagonization of Afro-Brazilians in the Work of Graphic Novelist Marcelo d’Salete.” Literature and Ethics in Contemporary Brazil. Ed. Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho and Nicola Gavioli (London: Routledge, 2017).

Guests

Workshop “Kulturen ästhetischen Widerstands/Cultures of Aesthetic Resistance”,
January 11-12, 2020, Berlin

  • Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality & Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard
  • Juliane Rebentisch, Professorin für Philosophie und Ästhetik, HfG Offenbach

Workshop “Widerstand/Resistance”, October 21-23, 2020, Dresden (online event only)

  • Iris Därmann, Professorin für Kulturtheorie und Kulturwissenschaftliche Ästhetik,
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Robin Celikates, Professor für Sozialphilosophie und Anthropologie, Freie Universität Berlin






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