Elisabeth Schäfer is a philosopher affiliated to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vienna, where she teaches since 2010, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Her main research and teaching areas include: Deconstruction, Queer-Feminist Philosophy, Écriture feminine, Writing as Artistic Research, Performance Philosophy. She realizes continously lectures, lecture performances, interventions etc.
Elisabeth Schäfers works on the intersection of Philosophy and the Arts. From 2014-2017 she held a Postdoc position in the research project “Artist Philosophers. Philosophy AS Arts-Based research” sponsored by the Austrian Science Funds FWF [AR 275-G21] at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Principle Investigator: Arno Böhler. Her current research project is: „Writing Matters: Trans-Sensible Exposures. Writing as Arts-based Research.“
"Write your self. Your Body must be heard." Hélène Cixous
"I am spacious singing Flesh: onto which is grafted no one knows which I – which masculine or feminine, more or less human, but above all living, because changing I." Hélène Cixous
"The self is only a threshold, a door, a becoming between two multiplicities." Gilles Deleuze | Félix Guattari
Elisabeth Schäfer teaches at several national and international Universities and Art Institutions, such as: University of Vienna (Department of Philosophy and Gender Studies) | Goethe University of Frankfurt (Department of Philosophy) | Université Paris VI Vincennes (Department of Philosophy and Gender Studies) | UdK University of the Arts Berlin (DfG Graduate Research Training Group) | University of Klagenfurt (Gender Studies Department) | University of Salzburg (Gender Studies Department) | University of Potsdam Berlin (European Media Studies)
"We are bodies in ghosts as fast as the radio." Hélène Cixous
"Why should our bodies end at the skin, or include at best other beings encapsulated by skin?" Donna Haraway
What goes around comes around ...
"Telepathy is matter of habit, says Freud to himself." Hélène Cixous