Dr Karoline Gritzner

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

Dr Karoline Gritzner

Lecturer in 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_



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


Georg Büchner's WoyzeckGritzner, K. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Taylor & Francis. (Forth Wall)
Our Lady of Shadows work-in-progress showing at the Castle Theatre, Aberystwyth.Woycicki, P., Gritzner, K. & Gough, L. 2017
Between Commodification and Emancipation: The Tango EncounterGritzner, K. 2017 In : Dance Research.35, 1, p. 49-6012 p.
Memory / Fragments / Performance: On Qasim Riza Shaheen Sixteen Years LaterGritzner, K. 2016 The Last Known Pose: Essays and Reflections on the Works of Qasim Riza Shaheen. Albinnson, K., Clarke, C., Dudley, S. H. & Pearl, M. (eds.). Cornerhouse Publications
Adorno, the Sublime and Live PerformanceGritzner, K. 2016 In : European Legacy.21, 7, p. 633-64311 p.
More publications on the Research Portal