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

2017

Gritzner, K. 2017. Between Commodification and Emancipation: The Tango Encounter. Dance Research 35 (1) pp. 49-60. Cadair Other

2016

Gritzner, K. 2016. Memory / Fragments / Performance: On Qasim Riza Shaheen Sixteen Years Later. In K. Albinnson., C. Clarke., S. H. Dudley., M. Pearl. (eds) The Last Known Pose: Essays and Reflections on the Works of Qasim Riza Shaheen. Cornerhouse Publications Other Cadair

Gritzner, K. 2016. Adorno, the Sublime and Live Performance. European Legacy 21 (7) pp. 633-643. 10.1080/10848770.2016.1215174 Cadair

2015

Gritzner, K. 2015. Adorno and Modern Theatre: The Drama of the Damaged Self in Bond, Rudkin, Barker and Kane. Springer Nature Cadair

Gritzner, K. 2015. Tragedy, Immanence and the Persistence of Semblance. Performance Philosophy 1 (1) pp. 126-132. 10.21476/PP.2015.119 Cadair

2014

Daddario, W., Gritzner, K. 2014. Adorno and Performance. Performance Philosophy Springer Nature Cadair

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. Cadair

Gritzner, K., Ellis, S., Lipic, B.Woycicki, P. 2014. Thoughts that can be danced. Cadair

2013

Gritzner, K. 2013. Red Sun and the Promise of Myth. In D. Rudkin. (ed) Red Sun and Merlin Unchained. Intellect pp. 55-69. Cadair

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. H. Baker. (ed) The Art of Nick Cave: New Critical Essays. Intellect pp. 115-135. Cadair

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. Cadair

2012

Gritzner, K. 2012. Poetry and Intensification in Howard Barker’s Theatre of Plethora. Studies in Theatre and Performance 32 (3) pp. 337-345. 10.1386/stap.32.3.337_1 Cadair

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. Cadair

2011

Cull, L., Gritzner, K. 2011. On Philosophy and Participation. Performance Research 16 (4) Cadair

Gritzner, K. 2011. Form and Formlessness: Participation at the limit. Performance Research 16 (4) pp. 109-116. 10.1080/13528165.2011.606057 Cadair

Gritzner, K. 2011. On Participation in Art: A Conversation with Alexander Garcia Düttmann. Performance Research 16 (4) pp. 136-140. Cadair

Cull, L., Gritzner, K. 2011. Editorial. Performance Research 16 (4) pp. 1-6. Cadair

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. Cadair

Gritzner, K. 2011. Spirit to Ashes, Performance to Dust: Derrida, Theatre de Complicite, and reopening the Question of a 'Holy Theatre'. Performance and Spirituality 2 (1) pp. 85-110. Other Cadair

2010

Gritzner, K. 2010. Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance. University of Hertfordshire Press, Hatfield Cadair

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. Cadair

Gritzner, K. 2010. Introduction. In K. Gritzner. (ed) Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance. University of Hertfordshire Press pp. 1-11. Cadair

2009

Gritzner, K., Primavesi, P., Roms, H.P. 2009. On Dramaturgy. Performance Research 14 (3) 1 pp. 1-2. 10.1080/13528160903519450 Cadair

2008

Gritzner, K. 2008. (Post)Modern Subjectivity and the New-Expressionism: Howard Barker, Sarah Kane and Forced Entertainment. Contemporary Theatre Review 18 (3) pp. 328-340. 10.1080/10486800802123617 Cadair

Gritzner, K. 2008. Letter to Adorno: On the question of performatics. Performance Research 13 (2) pp. 110-110. 10.1080/13528160802639383 Cadair

2007

Gritzner, K. 2007. Adorno on Tragedy: Reading Catastrophe in Late Capitalist Culture. Critical Engagements: A Journal of Criticism and Theory 1 (2) pp. 25-52. Cadair

2006

Rabey, D.I., Gritzner, K. 2006. Theatre of Catastrophe: New Essays on Howard Barker. Oberon Books Cadair Other

Rabey, D., Gritzner, K. 2006. Howard Barker in Conversation with David Ian Rabey and Karoline Gritzner. In K. Gritzner., D. I. Rabey. (eds) Theatre of Catastrophe: New Essays on Howard Barker. Firstth edn, Oberon Books, London pp. 30-37. Cadair

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. Cadair

2005

Gritzner, K. 2005. Catastrophic Sexualities in Howard Barker's Theatre of Transgression. In M. S. Breen., F. Peters. (eds) Genealogies of Identity: Interdisciplinary Readings on Sex and Sexuality (At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries. Brill pp. 95-106. Cadair Other