The Centre for Performance Philosophy at GSA is delighted to announce that Dr. Karoline Gritzner (University of Graz, Austria) will be a ‘Researcher in Residence’ for 2019-20.
The CPP Researcher in Residence scheme was launched in 2017 and has so far welcomed Dr Luciana Da Costa Dias in 2017-18 (Ouro Preto, Brazil) and Prof. Cosimo Zene in 2018-19 (SOAS, UK).
Karoline will be contributing to University research culture throughout the year – presenting on her project Theatre as Philosophical Enquiry: Aesthetics of the Sublime, which has just been awarded funding from the Austrian Science Fund with CPP Director, Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca as International Co-Operation Partner.
Dr Karoline Gritzner is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Studies at the University of Graz (Austria) and the principal investigator of the research project Theatre as Philosophical Enquiry: Aesthetics of the Sublime(funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF: M2632-G32). The project explores the sublime as an aesthetic ‘thinking’ which emerges through the medium of theatre’s performative poetics. Prior to her current role, she worked as a Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Aberystwyth (Wales) where she taught in the areas of British and European Theatre, gender studies, performance philosophy and performance studies.
Karoline is one of the core-convenors of Performance Philosophy and her research activities are focused on British and European Theatre, aesthetic theories and continental philosophy. With Will Daddario she has co-edited Adorno and Performance (2014) and with Laura Cull On Philosophy and Participation (Performance Research journal, 2011). She is the author of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck (2019) and of Adorno and Modern Theatre: The Drama of the Damaged Self in Bond, Rudkin, Barker, and Kane (2015).