Dr Karoline Gritzner

MagPhil (Graz, Austria), MA (Aberystwyth), PhD (Aberystwyth), PGCTHE, FHEA

Dr Karoline Gritzner

Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies

Contact Details

Additional Information

Director of Postgraduate Studies (semester 2, 2016/17)

Departmental Taught Postgraduate Coordinator

Study Skills Enhancement Coordinator (Drama, Theatre and Scenography)

Core convenor of Performance Philosophy research network http://performancephilosophy.ning.com

External Examining

External Examiner (BA English and Drama) at Cardiff Metropolitan University (from 2009 to 2013)

Editorial Board Membership:

Performance Philosophy journal http://www.performancephilosophy.org/journal

Critical Engagements: A Journal of Theory and Criticism_ (UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies)

Consciousness, Literature and the Arts_

Teaching

Research

My central research interest lies in the interconnections between philosophy (Critical Theory and continental philosophy) and theatre, drama and performance. Other research interests include contemporary British and Irish Drama, Modern European Theatre, Gender and Sexuality. I co-organised a symposium on 'Theatrical Aesthetics of Eroticism and Death' at Aberystwyth University in 2004 and, with Prof David Ian Rabey, the first international conference on 'Howard Barker's Art of Theatre' in July 2009.

I am a core convenor of the international research network Performance Philosophy

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Tuesday 14:00-17:00

Publications

Gritzner, K 2017, 'Between Commodification and Emancipation: The Tango Encounter' Dance Research, vol 35, no. 1, pp. 49-60.
Gritzner, K 2016, Memory / Fragments / Performance: On Qasim Riza Shaheen Sixteen Years Later. in K Albinnson, C Clarke, SH Dudley & M Pearl (eds), The Last Known Pose: Essays and Reflections on the Works of Qasim Riza Shaheen. Cornerhouse Publications.
Gritzner, K 2016, 'Adorno, the Sublime and Live Performance' European Legacy, vol 21, no. 7, pp. 633-643. DOI: 10.1080/10848770.2016.1215174
Gritzner, K 2015, Adorno and Modern Theatre: The Drama of the Damaged Self in Bond, Rudkin, Barker and Kane. Springer Nature.
Gritzner, K 2015, 'Tragedy, Immanence and the Persistence of Semblance' Performance Philosophy, vol 1, no. 1, pp. 126-132. DOI: 10.21476/PP.2015.119
Daddario, W & Gritzner, K 2014, Adorno and Performance. Performance Philosophy, Springer Nature.
Gritzner, K 2014, Thoughts which do not understand themselves: on Adorno's 'Dream Notes'. in W Daddario & K Gritzner (eds), Adorno and Performance. Performance Philosophy, Springer Nature, pp. 38-54.
Gritzner, K, Woycicki, P, Ellis, S & Lipic, B, Thoughts that can be danced, 2014, Performance, Aberystwyth Univeristy, Foundry Studio .
Gritzner, K 2013, Red Sun and the Promise of Myth. in D Rudkin (ed.), Red Sun and Merlin Unchained. Intellect, pp. 55-69.
Gritzner, K 2013, ”You won’t want the moment to end”: Nick Cave in the Theatre, from King Ink to collaborating with Vesturport. in JH Baker (ed.), The Art of Nick Cave: New Critical Essays. Intellect, pp. 115-135.
Baker, J & Gritzner, K 2013, 'You won't want the moment to end': Nick Cave in the theatre, from King Ink to collaborating with Vesturport. in J Baker (ed.), The Art of Nick Cave: New Critical Essays. Intellect, Bristol, UK / Chicago, USA, pp. 115-135.
Gritzner, K 2012, 'Poetry and Intensification in Howard Barker’s Theatre of Plethora' Studies in Theatre and Performance, vol 32, no. 3, pp. 337-345. DOI: 10.1386/stap.32.3.337_1
Gritzner, K 2012, The Fading of the Subject in Sarah Kane's Later Work. in D Meyer-Dinkgräfe (ed.), Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 249-257.
Cull, L & Gritzner, K (eds) 2011, 'On Philosophy and Participation' Performance Research, vol 16, no. 4.
Gritzner, K 2011, 'Form and Formlessness: Participation at the limit' Performance Research, vol 16, no. 4, pp. 109-116. DOI: 10.1080/13528165.2011.606057
Gritzner, K 2011, 'On Participation in Art: A Conversation with Alexander Garcia Düttmann' Performance Research, vol 16, no. 4, pp. 136-140.
Cull, L & Gritzner, K 2011, 'Editorial' Performance Research, vol 16, no. 4, pp. 1-6.
Gritzner, K & Rabey, D 2011, Crisis is the essential condition for art forms. in M Brown (ed.), Howard Barker Interviews 1980-2010: Conversations in Catastrophe. Intellect, pp. 123-130.
Gritzner, K 2011, 'Spirit to Ashes, Performance to Dust: Derrida, Theatre de Complicite, and reopening the Question of a 'Holy Theatre'' Performance and Spirituality, vol 2, no. 1, pp. 85-110.
Gritzner, K (ed.) 2010, Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance. University of Hertfordshire Press, Hatfield.
Gritzner, K 2010, Desire and Destruction in the Drama of Georg Büchner. in K Gritzner (ed.), Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance. University of Hertfordshire Press, pp. 46-63.
Gritzner, K 2010, Introduction. in K Gritzner (ed.), Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance. University of Hertfordshire Press, pp. 1-11.
Gritzner, K, Primavesi, P & Roms, HP 2009, 'On Dramaturgy' Performance Research, vol 14, no. 3, 1, pp. 1-2. DOI: 10.1080/13528160903519450
Gritzner, K 2008, '(Post)Modern Subjectivity and the New-Expressionism: Howard Barker, Sarah Kane and Forced Entertainment' Contemporary Theatre Review, vol 18, no. 3, pp. 328-340. DOI: 10.1080/10486800802123617
Gritzner, K 2008, 'Letter to Adorno: On the question of performatics' Performance Research, vol 13, no. 2, pp. 110-110. DOI: 10.1080/13528160802639383
Gritzner, K 2007, 'Adorno on Tragedy: Reading Catastrophe in Late Capitalist Culture' Critical Engagements: A Journal of Criticism and Theory, vol 1, no. 2, pp. 25-52.
Rabey, DI & Gritzner, K (eds) 2006, Theatre of Catastrophe: New Essays on Howard Barker. Oberon Books.
Rabey, D & Gritzner, K 2006, Howard Barker in Conversation with David Ian Rabey and Karoline Gritzner. in K Gritzner & DI Rabey (eds), Theatre of Catastrophe: New Essays on Howard Barker. First edn, Oberon Books, London, pp. 30-37.
Gritzner, K 2006, Towards an Aesthetic of the Sublime in Howard Barker's Theatre. in K Gritzner & D Rabey (eds), Theatre of Catastrophe: New Essays on Howard Barker. Oberon Books, pp. 83-94.
Gritzner, K 2005, Catastrophic Sexualities in Howard Barker's Theatre of Transgression. in MS Breen & F Peters (eds), Genealogies of Identity: Interdisciplinary Readings on Sex and Sexuality (At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries. Brill, pp. 95-106.