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Marita Tatari

Feodor-Lynen Fellow


Marita Tatari is a Feodor-Lynen-Fellow (Humboldt Foundation) at the German Department UC Berkeley from February 2018 through July 2019. She received her PhD in Philosophy at the Marc Bloch University Strasbourg under the supervision of Jean-Luc Nancy with a dissertation on Heidegger and Rilke (2005) and her venia legendi (Habilitation) in Theater Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum (2017). The core of her Habilitation focused on the concept of action in Hegel’s Aesthetics. She situated this research in the context of German drama and performance studies, discussing the historicity of their epistemologies, from Szondy and Kittler to performance theories, and arguing for a necessary change of perspective under contemporary conditions. She was a DFG-principal investigator (German Research Foundation) at Ruhr University Bochum, was awarded a Fellowship for Philosophical Aesthetics from the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Basel, a Post-doc-scholarship from the Ruhr University Bochum as well as from the Greek State and was a member of Global Young Faculty (Mercator Foundation). She taught in Theatre Studies at the Universities of Ruhr, Leipzig, and the Dresdner Academy of Fine Arts, and Aesthetics at the Berlin University of Arts, the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Basel as well as at the universities of Patras and Crete in Greece. Her current project in Berkeley relates F.H. Jacobi’s concept of reality to contemporary aesthetics.

Books (Author): Kunstwerk als Handlung – Transformationen von Ausstellung und Teilnahme, Paderborn, Fink 2017. Heidegger et Rilke – Interprétation et partage de la poésie, Paris, L’Harmattan, Ouverture Philosophique, Série esthétique 2013. (Editor): Orte des Unermesslichen – Theater nach der Geschichtsteleologie, Berlin/Zürich, diaphanes 2014.