Carsten Strathausen

Carsten Strathausen
Professor of German and English
420 Strickland Hall
573-882-1915 (Main GRS Office)
BioAesthetics. Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

BioAesthetics. Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Boris Groys' Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Boris Groys' Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

A Leftist Ontology

A Leftist Ontology

The Look of Things: Poetry and Vision around 1900

The Look of Things:
Poetry and Vision around 1900
also available from Amazon

Education: 

 Ph.D., 1995, University of Oregon

Research Interests: 

My research focuses mainly on the relationship between words and images from 1800 to the present, but I have also published on 20th-century political philosophy and literary theory. Over the last years, I have become increasingly interested in the history of science and the influence of technology on Western culture. I am currently working on a project about the aesthetics of New Media.

Frequently Taught Courses: 

In the German department, I typically teach a graduate seminar on Expressionism and/or the Avantgarde movement as well as introductory courses on German literature. As a member of the English Department, I teach a required course for all graduate students on either Classical or Contemporary Literary Theory. I have also taught a broad variety of specialized undergraduate seminars in the Honors College and the Film Studies Program.

Recent Publications: 

Books

BioAesthetics. Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017). 305 pages.

Boris Groys' Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media. Trans. and intro. by Carsten Strathausen (New York: Columbia UP, 2012). 183 pages. 2012.

A Leftist Ontology. Ed. and intro. by Carsten Strathausen. Preface by William E. Connolly (University of Minnesota Press). 283 pages. 2009.

The Look of Things: Poetry and Vision around 1900 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003).


Articles (in Journals)

Geheimes Deutschland: George’s Biopoetics.” Telos 176 (Fall 2016): 51–76.

“Epistemological Reflections on Minor Points in Deleuze.” Theory&Event 13.4 (December 2010): 18 pages. Online: http://muse.jhu.edu.proxy.mul.missouri.edu/journals/theory_and_event/v01...

“Myth or Knowledge: On Carl Schmitt’s Hamlet or Hekuba.” Telos 153 (Winter 2010): 1-23. 

“The Philosopher’s Body. Derrida and Teletechnologies.” The New Centennial Review 9/2 (2009): 139-64.

“Patrick Süskind’s Perfume: The Relationship Between Literature and Film.” Gegenwartsliteratur 7 (2008): 1-29.

“A Critique of Neo-Left Ontology.” Postmodern Culture 16.3 (Fall 2006): 32 pages. Online: http://muse.jhu.edu.proxy.mul.missouri.edu/journals/pmc/v016/16.3stratha...

“The Badiou-Event.” Polygraph 17 (2005): 239-57.

“Facing Žižek.” The Minnesota Review 61-62 (2004): 239-46.

“Against Marxist Doxa.” theory@buffalo 9 (2004): 121-56.

“The Lost Gaze: Reflections on the Photography of Andreas Gursky.” Genre 36.3/4 (Fall/Winter 2003): 341-64. 

“Of Circles and Riddles: Stefan George and the Language-Crisis around 1900.” The German Quarterly 76.4 (Fall 2003): 411-25.

“The Return of the Gaze: Stereoscopic Vision in Jünger and Benjamin,” New German Critique 80 (Spring/Summer 2000): 125-48.

“Nazi Aesthetics.” Renaissance and Modern Studies 42 (1999): 5-19.

“Brechts Kleinbürgerhochzeit: Ein Beispiel für Drama in DaF,” co-authored with Gerd Bräuer. Zielsprache Deutsch 2.95 (June 1995): 94-100.

“Althusser's Mirror.” Studies in Twentieth Century Literature 18/1 (Winter 1994): 58-71.

Articles (in Books)

“Kant and Posthumanism.” Forthcoming in Posthumanism in the Age of Humanism, ed. Edgar Landgraf, Gabriel Trop, and Leif Weatherby (New York: Bloomsbury). 19 pages.

“Thing-Politics and Science,” in Law in Ruins, ed. Klaus Mladek and George Edmondson (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017). 292-317.

"The Space of Subjectivity in Berlin School Cinema,” in The Place of Politics in German Film, ed. Martin Blumenthal-Barby (Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2014). 223-41.

“Surveillance,” in Berlin School Glossary, ed. Roger Cook, Lutz Koepnick, Kristin Kopp, and Brad Pager (Intellect Press, 2013). 255-62.

“Interiority,” in Berlin School Glossary, ed. Roger Cook, Lutz Koepnick, Kristin Kopp, and Brad Pager (Intellect Press, 2013). 165-72.

“Dead Man Thinking: The Philosophy of Boris Groys,” in Boris Groys, Under Suspicion, trans. and intro. Carsten Strathausen (New York: Columbia UP, 2012). vii-xxviii.

“New Media Aesthetics,” in After the Digital Divide. German Aesthetic Theory in the Age of Globalization, ed. Lutz Koepnick and Erin McGlothlin (Rochester: Camden House, 2009). 52-68.

“Introduction: Thinking Outside In,” in A Leftist Ontology, ed. and intro. by Carsten Strathausen (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009). xix-xlvi.

“Adorno, Nietzsche, and Metaphysics,” co-authored with Bradley Butterfield, in New Essays on the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, ed. Alfred J. Drake (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008). 18-35.

“Riefenstahl and the Face of Fascism,” in Riefenstahl Screened: An Anthology of New Criticism, ed. Neil Christian Pages, Ingeborg Majer-O’Sickey and Mary Rhiel (New York: Continuum Press, 2008). 30-51.

“Going Nowhere: Sebald’s Rhizomatic Travels,” in Searching for Sebald, ed. Lise Patt (Los Angeles: Institute of Cultural Inquiry, 2007). 472-91.

"Adorno; or, The End of Aesthetics,” in Globalizing Critical Theory, ed. Max Pensky (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). 221-40.

“Uncanny Spaces: The City in Ruttmann and Vertov,” in Screening the City, ed. Mark Shiel and Tony Fitzmaurice (New York: Verso, 2003). 15-40.

“The Image as Abyss: The Cinematic Sublime in the Mountain Film,” in Peripheral Visions. The Hidden Stages of Weimar Cinema, ed. Kenneth S. Calhoon (Detroit: Wayne State, 2001). 171-189.

“Benjamin’s Aura, or: the Broken Heart of Modernity,” in Benjamin’s Blind Spot, ed. Lise Patt (Los Angeles: Institute of Cultural Inquiry, 2001). 1-14.

“Eichendorff's Das Marmorbild and the Demise of Romanticism,” in New Readings in Romanticism, ed. Martha Helfer (Amsterdam: Radopi, 2000). 367-88.