The Institute welcomes a number of Scholars each year, whose research is in fields relevant to the Institute. Brief profiles are given for each as well as approximate dates of stay.
Visiting Scholars 2012-2013
Dana Bönisch lectures as a Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Bonn. Her PhD project explores narratives of terror(ism) from the 1970s until the 'war on terror'. During her stay at the IGRS, she will explore the notion of geopoetics and the role of spatiality and visuality in this context.She has published a novel and short fiction, occasionally works as a freelance cultural critic, and lives in Cologne. [September 2012-May 2013]
Visiting Scholars 2011-2012
Jennifer Clare is a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory. She studied Cultural Sciences, Literature and Musicology at the University of Hildesheim, and is currently working on a PhD project on the interplay of writing and political, social and cultural action within the literature of the German Student Movement. Her main research interests focus on the sociology of literature, especially the interrelation of literature and political violence, such as terrorism or revolution. At the IGRS, her project will deal with references to Vormärz and the 1848 revolution in fiction and literary discourse around 1968 in Germany. [February-April 2012]
Anika Meier is a Junior Visiting Fellow at the IGRS. She studied German literature and art history at the University of Heidelberg, and is currently writing her dissertation on 'Poetry of Silence. Stefan George’s Images as a Paradigm of Aesthetic Conservatism'. She is also a Fellow at the Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris, and co-editor of artefakt - Zeitschrift für junge Kunstgeschichte und Kunst. [February/March 2012]
Catherine Moir is a Sylvia Naish Postgraduate Fellow at the Institute. She is currently completing a PhD entitled 'Religion without God? Towards a Blochian Critique of East German Folk Atheism' at the University of Sheffield's Centre for Ernst Bloch Studies. She has published on the translation of religious texts and on religion and atheism in the former East Germany. During her fellowship, she will work in collaboration with Johan Siebers on the relationship between translation and Utopia. [November 2011]