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Nina Tolksdorf

Nina Tolksdorf
Image Credit: Nina Tolksdorf

Research Associate (post-doc), "Digital Authorship"

Member, RA 4: Literary Currencies

Address
Freie Universität Berlin
EXC 2020 Temporal Communities
Altensteinstraße 15
14195 Berlin

CV

since 2020

Postdoc at the Cluster of Excellence “Temporal Communities”. Freie Universität Berlin

2018–2019

Postdoc at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies. Freie Universität Berlin

2011–2017

Ph.D., German Literature, Johns Hopkins University                    

2014–2015

Visiting Fellow at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

2004–2010

Technical University of Berlin. Graduated as Magistra Artium in Modern German Literature, Comparative Literature and Philosophy

2006–2007

ERASMUS/SOCRATES student at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Seminars:

Taking Risks: Literature and Film

The Holocaust in Film and Literature (TA)

German Language (A1-C2)

Reading Circle:

Derrida und die Literaturwissenschaften

Current research includes an EXC 2020 post-doctoral research project, Authorship and the Materiality of the Digital

Her research focusses on digital constructions of authorship with a specific focus on the materiality of the digital and its rhetoric: On the one hand, hypertexts seem to be a realization of poststructuralist and deconstructive theories of authorship. On the other hand, contemporary literature is confronted with discourses that demand writers to be 'real' and 'authentic', by which they strengthen and reinvent concepts of authorship. For digital literature, one strategy to attest to its authenticity is by referring to the materiality of printed literature. Since questions of the materiality and the technology of writing are constitutive for the construction of authorship, the project analyses the rhetoric and visualization of these materialities in digital literature in order to re-evaluate the contradictory concepts of authorship.

Another research project, entitled Pantomime and/as Literature, examines pantomime in early 20th century literature and art and shows that pantomime plays a crucial role in revealing mimetic strategies and functions of texts, films, and graphics and displays the precarious nature of what it mimes. Because pantomime occupies a status between dancing, acting, and writing, it is not yet well established in literary criticism. However, precisely this peculiar position enables a fruitful dialogue between film, literary modernism, and performance studies that examine their mimetic strategies and, in turn, expose pantomimic features of language.

In her dissertation, Riskante Redlichkeit. Nietzsche – Kleist – Kafka, Nina Tolksdorf formulates a performative concept of Redlichkeit/sincerity. She discusses the possibilities to rethink concepts of sincerity, integrity, and authenticity with and after poststructuralist theories of language. The book, entitled Performativität und Rhetorik der Redlichkeit. Nietzsche – Kleist – Kafka – Lasker-Schüler, will be published in 2020.

Monograph:

Performativität und Rhetorik der Redlichkeit. Nietzsche – Kleist – Kafka – Lasker-Schüler (bevorstehend in der Reihe "Hermaea" bei de Gruyter)

Articles:

„Die Literarische Pantomime“ In: Handbuch Literatur und Performance. Hrsg. von Lucia Ruprecht und Bettina Brandl-Risi, de Gruyter (in Vorbereitung)

„Ein Fallbeil für die Aufklärung. Heinrich von Kleists Michael Kohlhaas“ In: The German Quarterly, 93 (2020): S. 237-254. doi.org/10.1111/gequ.12135

„Kafkas Sprachen der Scham” (bevorstehend in ICLA-preceedings, peer-reviewed)

„Riskante Redlichkeit. Wahrsprechen in Nietzsches Also sprach Zarathustra“ In: Nietzsche als Kritiker und Denker der Transformation. Hrsg. von Helmut Heit und Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir. Berlin, Boston 2016, S. 37- 48. (peer-reviewed)

„Zu den Figuren und Strukturen der Wiederholung in Nietzsches Also sprach Zarathustra” In: Nietzsches Zarathustra Auslegen: Thesen, Positionen und Entfaltungen zu »Also sprach Zarathustra« von Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. Hrsg. von Ates Murat, et al. Marburg 2014, S. 191-206.

Reviews:

Nicholas D. More. Nietzsche’s Last Laugh. Ecce Homo as Satire. Cambridge, United Kingdom; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. In: Claudia Breger and Benjamin Robinson. “Complexity/Simplicity” Special Section. MLN 130.3 (2015).  

Other Contributions:

mit Anna Beckmann, Vivien Bruns, Camilo Del Valle, Jennifer Gasch: Tagungsbericht: „Eskalation! Skandal in der Literatur und den Künsten“, Dezember 2019

Tagungsbericht: „Rhetoriken der Bewegung. Tanz–Pantomime–Akrobatik“, Dezember 2018

mit Anja Ketterl: „Vom Userchen und der Flexibilität der deutschen Sprache.“ Ein Beitrag zur inklusiven Sprache. Blogbeitrag auf Literaturwissenschaft in Berlin Juni 2018