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BA, MA, Copenhagen; PhD, York

Ariane Mildenberg’s 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. She is the author of Modernism and Phenomenology: Literature, Philosophy, Art (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) which brings into conversation the work of a range of philosophical and artistic-literary figures, showing how phenomenology and modernism are inextricably interlaced. She is editor of Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism (Bloomsbury, 2018), a large volume that presents close readings of Merleau-Ponty’s key texts, explores modernist works in light of his thought, and provides an extended glossary of the philosopher’s key concepts and terms. In 2010, she co-edited (with Carole Bourne-Taylor) Phenomenology, Modernism and Beyond (Peter Lang), an interdisciplinary collection of essays exploring a variety of modernist issues, gravitating around the work of Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Martin Heidegger, Gaston Bachelard, Michel Henry and Paul Ricoeur. She is currently working on a monograph on the dialogue between modernist and postcolonial literature, focusing on how selected modernist and postcolonial writers break down the hierarchies and binaries within language itself, questioning existing ideas concerning the contrasts between modernist and postcolonial writing and exploring new ground by investigating their affinities.

 

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Publications

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Book
Mildenberg, A. (2017). Modernism and Phenomenology: Literature, Philosophy, Art. [Online]. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Available at: http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9780230289369.
Edited book
Mildenberg, A. ed. (2018). Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism. [Online]. New York: Bloomsbury. Available at: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/understanding-merleau-ponty-understanding-modernism-9781501302718/.
Bourne-Taylor, C. and Mildenberg, A. eds. (2010). Phenomenology, Modernism and Beyond. [Online]. Peter Lang. Available at: https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/10484.
Book section
Mildenberg, A. (2018). “Hooks” and “Anchors”: Cézanne, the Lived Perspective and Modernist Doubt. in: Mildenberg, A. ed. Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism. New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 59-72. Available at: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/understanding-merleau-ponty-understanding-modernism-9781501302718/.
Mildenberg, A. (2018). Introduction: The Surface of a Depth. in: Mildenberg, A. ed. Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism. New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 1-18. Available at: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/understanding-merleau-ponty-understanding-modernism-9781501302718/.
Mildenberg, A. (2016). Seeing Fine Substances Strangely: Phenomenology in Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons. Reprint. in: Literary Criticism on Gertrude Stein. Michigan: Gale/Cengage, pp. 309-322.
Mildenberg, A. (2015). Stein and Lived Experience. in: Posman, S. and Schultz, L. L. eds. Gertrude Stein in Europe: Reconfigurations Across Media, Disciplines, and Traditions. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 25 -46. Available at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/gertrude-stein-in-europe-9781474242288/.
Mildenberg, A. (2013). A 'Dance of Gestures': Hyperdialectic in Gertrude Stein’s Compositions. in: Posman, S. et al. eds. The Aesthetics of Matter: Modernism, the Avant-Garde and Material Exchange. Berlin: de Gruyter, pp. 380-395. Available at: https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/207671.
Mildenberg, A. (2010). Openings: Epoché as Aesthetic Tool in Modernist Texts. in: Bourne-Taylor, C. and Mildenberg, A. eds. Phenomenology, Modernism and Beyond. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 41-73. Available at: http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=50366.
Bourne-Taylor, C. and Mildenberg, A. (2010). Introduction: Phenomenology, Modernism and Beyond. in: Phenomenology, Modernism and Beyond. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 1-31. Available at: https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/10484.
Mildenberg, A. (2007). ‘Through the Wrong End of the Telescope: Thresholds of Perception in Joseph Cornell, John Ashbery and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’. in: Edwards, J. and Taylor, S. eds. Joseph Cornell: Opening the Box. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 137-156. Available at: https://www.peterlang.com/abstract/title/10145.
Mildenberg, A. (2003). Interrelation and Separation: Dialectical Tensions in Paul Cézanne’s The Large Bathers and Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. in: Pawlowski, M. M. and Barrett, E. eds. Across the Generations: Selected Papers from the Twelfth International Virginia Woolf Conference. Bakersfield, California: CSU Bakersfield: Center for Virginia Woolf Studies, pp. 200-208.
Article
Mildenberg, A. (2013). 'A Total Double-Thing': A Re-evaluation of Phenomenology in Wallace Stevens. Textual Practice [Online] 29:133-154. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950236X.2013.858075.
Mildenberg, A. (2008). Seeing Fine Substances Strangely: Phenomenology in Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons. Studia Phaenomenologica [Online] VIII:259-282. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7761/SP.8.259.
Mildenberg, A. (2004). Am I all of them? Am I one and distinct? Woolf’s ‘Gigantic Conversation’ Reynier, C. ed. Études britanniques contemporaines:69-80.
Forthcoming
Mildenberg, A. and Novillo-Corvalan, P. eds. (2019). Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: Transnational Circulations. Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Press.
Mildenberg, A. (2019). Virginia Woolf, Carnal Hermeneutics, and Democratic Reading. in: Mildenberg, A. and Novillo-Corvalan, P. eds. Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: Transnational Circulations. Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Press. Available at: https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/press/books/index.html.
Mildenberg, A. and Novillo-Corvalan, P. (2019). Introduction: A Pacifist Polylogue. in: Mildenberg, A. and Novillo-Corvalan, P. eds. Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: Transnational Circulations. Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Press.
Total publications in KAR: 18 [See all in KAR]
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Research supervision

Dr Mildenberg is particularly interested in supervising research projects on modernist literature and poetry within various philosophical, theoretical and comparative frameworks, including modernist philosophy, aesthetics and art. She also supervises research on the relations between modernist and postcolonial literature. 

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Professional activities

Dr Mildenberg is a member of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology and the Modern Language Association.

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