Residence: April 1, 2008–February 18, 2013
ProfileThe main focus of Karin Krauthausen’s research lies in literature in the context of the history of knowledge in the 19th and 20th centuries. She therefore examines the relations of authors or literary phenomena to other fields of knowledge (especially mathematics and psychology of the 19th and beginning 20th century) and vice versa. What plays an important role in her studies are the technologies and concrete procedures used to produce the physical end-products of literary phenomena. Here the influence of the sciences and media techniques is often very obvious, although it may be nearly invisible in the final products. Another important part concerns the reflections of scientists, philosophers of science and artists on creative processes, for example, imagination.
Karin Krauthausen studied Comparative
Literature, Art History and Italian Philology in Munich, Florence and Berlin.
From 2000-2003 she was a predoctoral fellow at the graduate school Bild - Körper - Medium. Eine
anthropologische Perspektive at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in
Karlsruhe. Between 2003 and 2005 she worked for cultural projects of Die Bundeskulturstiftung
and for Die Grünen. In the years 2005
and 2006 she was a research fellow in the research group Das Leben schreiben. Medientechnologie und die Wissenschaften vom Leben
(1800-1900) at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. January to February 2007
she was a visiting fellow to the graduate school Codierung von Gewalt im medialen Wandel at the Humboldt Universität
zu Berlin. In 2008 she finished her Ph.D. on Paul Valéry's drawing theory and
practice at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. From April 2007 to March 2008
she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut
Florenz (Max Planck Institute). Since April 2008 she has been working as a
postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of
Science in Berlin. Since 2010 she has been a member of the DFG network Improvisation und Invention: Findekünste,
Einfallstechniken, Ideenmaschinen and since 2011 she also is a member of the DFG network Literarische Visualität. From February 2011 until Mai 2011 she was a guest at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach. Since Mai 2011 she is the coordinator of the PhD-Net "Das Wissen der Literatur" at Humboldt University in Berlin.
Karin Krauthausen. “la volonté de voir”. Zeichnen und Sehen bei Paul Valéry. Zurich, Berlin: Diaphanes - Publication in preparation, (dissertation at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin 2008).
Karin Krauthausen, Stephan Kammer (Editor/s). Hubert Fichtes Medien. Zurich, Berlin: Diaphanes, 2013, forthcoming.
Karin Krauthausen. "Entre ordre et déordre. Réflexions sur les fichiers de Hans Blumenberg, Niklas Luhmann et Arno Schmidt. " Genesis 37 (2013, in print)
Karin Krauthausen, Omar W. Nasim (Editor/s). Notieren, Skizzieren: Schreiben und Zeichnen als Verfahren des Entwurfs. Zurich, Berlin: Diaphanes, 2010.
Karin Krauthausen. "A writer looking for his writing scene. Paul Valéry’s 'Cahiers' around 1894. " Science in Context (Special Issue: "Drawing and Writing as Tools of Research", editors: Christoph Hoffmann, Barbara Wittmann, 2013, in print)
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