Global Humanities Senior Research and Teaching Stay at Freie Universitaet Berlin
July - August 2014
Elisabeth Strowick is Professor of German and Chair of the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at the Johns Hopkins University. Her fields of research include German literature and thought of the 19th and 20th centuries, with a special emphasis on cultural and literary theory, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, and the poetics of knowledge. She is the author of Passagen der Wiederholung: Kierkegaard – Lacan – Freud (Metzler: 1999) and Sprechende Körper – Poetik der Ansteckung: Performativa in Literatur und Rhetorik (Fink: 2009). In her research, she treats poetics, aesthetics, rhetoric, and theories of the performative as methodical instruments with which to examine questions of cultural theory, epistemology, and the history of knowledge. Her current research projects include Suspicion: Signs of Modernity; Perception of Reality in 19th Century German Literature; and The Curse as Literary and Cultural Dynamic.
Elisabeth Strowick will teach a seminar within the Global Humanities Campus entitled Suspicion: Signs of Modernity.