Dr Ariane Mildenberg
School of English - Lecturer in Modernism
(BA, MA, Copenhagen; PhD, York)
Office: NC 13
My primary research interest focuses on kinships of both method and concern between phenomenology―the work of Edmund Husserl and Maurice Merleau-Ponty in particular―and modernist literature and art. Other interests include the interaction of contemporary philosophy with theology and the relationship between modernism and postcolonial writing. I recently co-edited Phenomenology, Modernism and Beyond, an interdisciplinary collection of essays exploring a variety of modernist issues gravitating around the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Martin Heidegger, Gaston Bachelard, Michel Henry and Paul Ricoeur. I am currently working on a monograph examining the phenomenological dimension of the epiphany in modernist literature and art.
- Ed., Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism (Bloomsbury; forthcoming 2017)
- Modernism and Phenomenology: Epiphanic Moments in Literature, Philosophy and Art (Palgrave Macmillan; forthcoming 2016).
- Phenomenology, Modernism and Beyond, co-edited with Carole Bourne-Taylor (Peter Lang, 2010).
- Translation of Danish poet Janus Kodal's poetry collection Sabotage (2010), with Dr Simon Smith (work in progress).
Some recent chapters and articles
- 'Seeing Fine Substances Strangely: Phenomenology in Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons.' Reprint. In Literary Criticism on Gertrude Stein, Vol. Poetry Criticism 175 (Gale/Cengage, 2016).
- 'Stein and Lived Experience' in Gertrude Stein and Europe: Reconfigurations Across Media, Disciplines, and Traditions, eds. Sarah Posman and Laura Luise Schultz (London, Bloomsbury 2015).
- ‘“A Total Double Thing”: A Re-evaluation of Phenomenology in Wallace Stevens’ in Textual Practice, Online (December, 2013): DOI:10.1080/0950236X.2013.858075.
- ‘A “Dance of Gestures”: Hyperdialectic in Gertrude Stein’s Compositions’ in The Aesthetics of Matter: Modernism, the Avant-Garde and Material Exchange, eds. David Ayers, Sascha Bru, Benedikt Hjartarson, Sarah Posman, Anne Reverseau (Berlin: De Gruyter/Mouton, 2013), pp. 380-395.
- ‘Introduction: Phenomenology, Modernism and Beyond’, co-written with Carole Bourne-Taylor, in Phenomenology, Modernism and Beyond, eds. Carole Bourne-Taylor and Ariane Mildenberg (Peter Lang, 2010), pp. 1-38.
- 'Openings: Epoché as Aesthetic Tool in Modernist Texts' in Phenomenology, Modernism and Beyond, eds. Carole Bourne-Taylor and Ariane Mildenberg (Peter Lang, 2010), pp. 41-73.
- 'Seeing Fine Substances Strangely: Phenomenology in Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons' in Studia Phaenomenologica VIII (2008), 259-282.
- ‘Through the Wrong End of the Telescope: Thresholds of Perception in Joseph Cornell, John Ashbery and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’ in Joseph Cornell: Opening the Box, eds. Jason Edwards and Stephanie L.Taylor (Peter Lang, 2007), 137-56.
- ‘“Am I all of them? Am I one and distinct?”: Woolf’s ‘Gigantic Conversation’” in
Etudes britanniques contemporaines, n° hors série, ed. C. Reynier, (Univ. Montpellier 3,
automne 2004), 69-80.
- ‘Interrelation and Separation: Dialectical Tensions in Paul Cézanne’s The Large Bathers and
Virginia Woolf’s The Waves’ in Across the Generations: Selected Papers from the Twelfth International Virginia Woolf Conference, eds. Merry Pawlowski and Eileen Barrett (CSU Bakersfield: Center for Virginia Woolf Studies, 2003), 277-286.
I am particularly interested in supervising theses on modernist literature and poetry within various philosophical, theoretical and comparative frameworks, spanning from modernist philosophy, aesthetics and art to postmodern theory and visual culture.