(BA, MA, Copenhagen; PhD, York)
My research focuses on kinships of both method and concern between phenomenology―the work of Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Eugen Fink and Hannah Arendt―and modernist literature and art. Other interests include the interaction of contemporary philosophy with theology and the relationship between modernism and postcolonial writing. My 2017 monograph Modernism and Phenomenology: Literature, Philosophy, Art (Palgrave Macmillan) brings into conversation the work of a range of philosophical and artistic-literary figures, showing how phenomenology and modernism are inextricably interlaced. I am co-editor (with Carole Bourne-Taylor) of Phenomenology, Modernism and Beyond (Peter Lang, 2010), an interdisciplinary collection of essays exploring a variety of modernist issues, gravitating around the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Martin Heidegger, Gaston Bachelard, Michel Henry and Paul Ricoeur. I am currently completing an edited volume titled Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism for Bloomsbury’s Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism series.
Office: NC 13 (Rutherford Extension)
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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.