Personal Information, Adress(es), Website
Dr. Elisabeth Schäfer
affiliated to the
Department of Philosophy | University of Vienna | Universitätsstraße 7/III | A-1010 WIEN

and the

University of Applied Arts Vienna | Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2 | A-1010 WIEN


Main areas of activity
• Writing as Arts-based research
• Thinking bodies in terms of becoming, the relevance of materiality for the acts of thinking
• Philosophy in relation to Feminist and Queer Theory: particularly, écriture féminine as queer
• Creating new styles of thinking, writing, publishing, staging thoughts and texts

Description of career and positions held to date
2010-present Lecturer in Philosophy and Queer/Feminist Philosophy, Department of Philosophy University of Vienna, Department of Gender Studies University of Vienna and Department of Philosophy University of Klagenfurt, Winter- and Summerschools at the University of Potsdam, Germany, Workshops for arts-based research at the University of Salzburg/Mozarteum “Interuniversity Doctoral Program: The Arts and their Public Impact: Concepts – Transfer – Resonance“; Cornelia-Goethe-Guest-Lecturer at the University of Frankfurt a. M. for Gender Studies Summer Term 2018
2010-2012 Prae-Doc-Position FWF Translational Research-Project „Generating Bodies“ (TRP 12-G21; Principle Investigator: Univ.-Doz. Dr. habil. Arno Böhler).
2006-2012 PhD Philosophy, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2014-2017 Post-Doc-Position FWF PEEK-Project „Artist-Philosophers. Philosophy AS Arts-Based-Research“ (AR 275-G21; Principle Investigator: Univ.-Doz. Dr. habil. Arno Böhler).

Most important invitations to performances, presentations or exhibitions
1) Performance together with the artist Barbara Kraus „Out there is a field“ / Premiere / TQW Productions, Tanzquartier Wien Studios June 2nd-4th 2016.
Online: http://www.tqw.at/de/events/out-there-field?date=2016-06-04_19-30
Presse (Review Helmut Ploebst)
2) Curating, realizing and performing the performative “Morning lectures” in the course of the Festival “Philosophy On Stage #4. Artist-Philosophers – Nietzsche et cetera.” November 26th and 27th, 11:30-13:30h. Tanzquartier Studios Wien.
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3) Invited keynote at the „out of b/order Festival / Scores No 12“ at Tanzquartier Wien, (17.11.-19.11.2016), keynote on November 18th 2016, 17:30h. Title of the keynote: „Ein anderes Kap denken“. (Engl. „Thinking Another Cape“)
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4) Invited Opening keynote at the Annual Conference of the German Association of Dramaturgy (Deutsche Dramaturgische Gesellschaft) January 26.-29. 2017 in Hannover, Germany. Title of the Annual conference: “KÖRPER. Repräsentation. Interaktion. Differenz.” Title of the keynote: “Bodies of Resistance – Zur Aktualität der Körper als Orte des Politischen.“, Date of the keynote: January 27th 11:15-12:00h.
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5) Invited lecture in the course of the international Conference „Corollaires d’une signature / Corollaries of a Signature“ on the occasion of the 80.st birthday of Hélène Cixous, June 14th.-16th.2017, Paris, Maison Heinrich Heine, Cité internationale universitaire, Title of the invited lecture: «Hélène Cixous’ Life Writings – Writing a Life. On Autobiografiction».
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Most important peer reveiw activities
1) “Introduction: Philosophy On Stage: The Concept of Immanence in Contemporary Art and Philosophy” Arno Böhler, Eva-Maria Aigner, Elisabeth Schäfer in: PERFORMANCE PHILOSOPHY JOURNAL, Special Bilingual Issue “The Concept of Immance in Performance Philsophy”, ed. by Arno Böhler, Eva-Maria Aigner, Elisabeth Schäfer. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 563-575.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2017.33191

2) „Figurations of Immanence: The Event of Writing”, in: PERFORMANCE PHILOSOPHY JOURNAL, Special Bilingual Issue “The Concept of Immanence in Performance Philosophy”, ed. by Arno Böhler, Elisabeth Schäfer, Eva-Maria Aigner. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 671-675.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2017.33137

3) “The Lesson of the Cockroach. Towards an Ethics of Ugliness“ together with Esther Hutfless, in: Rodrigues, Sara/Przybylo, Ela (Ed.): Ethics of Ugliness. Basingtonstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2018 (p. ).
4) „Hélène Cixous’ Life Writings – Writing a Life. Oder: Das Auto-/Biographische ist nicht privat“, in: Internationales Jahrbuch für Medienphilosophie Band 3 2017, Pathos / Passibilität, ed. by Jörg Sternagel, Michael Mayer, pp. 81–98.
5) „,The Origin of Tears‘ – Circumskripte der Körper“, in: Wissen wir, was ein Körper vermag. Rhizomatische Körper in Religion, Kunst, Philosophie, ed. By Arno Böhler, Krassimira Kruschkova, Susanne Valerie, Transcript Verlag: Bielefeld 2014, pp. 57–69.

Most important editorships and/or memberships in arts-based research organisations
1) Editorship (together with Arno Böhler and Eva-Maria Aigner) of the First Bilingual Issue of PERFORMANCE PHILOSOPHY JOURNAL. Title of the Issue: “The Concept of Immanence in Performance Philosophy”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2017.33137

2) Publication of the first German Translation of Hélène Cixous’ Essay Gespräch mit dem Esel. Blind Schreiben. together with Esther Hutfless: Hélène Cixous: Gespräch mit dem Esel. Blind Schreiben. Zaglossus Verlag: Wien 2017.
3) Publication of the first German Translation of Hélène Cixous’ Essay The Laugh of Medusa together with Esther Hutfless and Gertrude Postl: Hélène Cixous. Das Lachen der Medusa zusammen mit aktuellen Beiträgen. Passagen Press: Wien 2013.
4) Member of PERFORMANCE PHILOSOPHY
5) 2011 to present: Advisory Board Member of the Friederike-Mayröcker-Stiftung

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