Elisabeth Schäfer is a philosopher* in Vienna. She* teaches and researches in the fields of: Deconstruction, Queer-Feminist Philosophy, Psychoanalytic Theory, Body, Violence, Trauma, Écriture feminine, Writing as Artistic Research and Resistant Practice, and on artistic positions on Climate Change.
Elisabeth Schäfers works on the intersection of Philosophy and the Arts. Her current research project (habilitation with SFU Linz) is: „Language Wounds: Alterity. Trauma. Difference. Translations between Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Gender Theory and Art.“
"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) | University pf Applied Arts Vienna (Department for Sprachkunst) | Sigmund Freud Private University Linz | 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 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