Karen S. Feldman
Fellow in Research Area 1: “Competing Communities”, June 2023
Karen S. Feldman is Professor and Chair of the Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley. She works at the intersection of critical theory, literary theory, and philosophy, on topics related to narrative and figurality. She is author of Arts of Connection: Poetry, History, Epochality (2019), which examined the ways that narrated events are represented as connected, in texts ranging from Aristotle to twentieth-century phenomenology; and Binding Words: Conscience and Rhetoric in Hobbes, Hegel, and Heidegger (2006), which explored the figural depiction of the phenomenon of moral conscience in modern philosophy. She is co-editor of Violent Origins: Freud, Moses, Religion, with Gilad Sharvit (2018) and Continental Philosophy: An Anthology, with Will McNeill (1998).Professor Feldman is also co-editor (with Rüdiger Campe) of the Paradigms book series at De Gruyter. She has taught seminars on philosophy and cultural studies at the Europa-Universität Viadrina, Universität Potsdam, Universität Konstanz, and the FU Berlin. Previous research fellowships include a Fulbright scholarship and a fellowship from the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation.