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Birgit M. Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele

»Terra Critica – Why critique?««

April 18, 2018, 6:00pm

Kunstraum of Leuphana University Lüneburg, Campus Hall 25


Birgit Mara Kaiser is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Transcultural Aesthetics at Utrecht University. Her research spans literatures in English, French and German from the 19th to 21st century, with particular focus on poetic knowledge production; the relation of literature, aesthetics and affect; and writing subjectivity in transcultural and post/colonial constellations of power, for which especially questions of un/translatability, multilingual writing and the materiality of language are important.

Kathrin Thiele is Associate Professor Gender Studies and Critical Theory at Utrecht University. Trained transdisciplinarily in Gender Studies, Sociology, Literary Studies and Critical Theory, her research focuses on questions of ethics and politics from queer feminist, decolonial and posthuman(ist) perspectives. Her published work intervenes in contemporary feminist debates around (sexual) differences, de/coloniality and new materialism/posthumanisms, with specific attention to questions of relationality, implicatedness and entanglements.

Together, they coordinate »Terra Critica: Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities«.