Birgit Mersmann

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Ja­cobs Uni­ver­sity and Uni­ver­sity of Basel, Pro­fes­sor­

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  • ISEA2011

    Bir­git Mers­mann holds a pro­fes­sor­ship in non-West­ern and Eu­ro­pean Art at the in­ter­na­tional Ja­cobs Uni­ver­sity in Bre­men, Germany, since 2008. From 2005 to 2007 she was a se­nior re­searcher of the Na­tional Com­pe­tence Cen­tre of Re­search “Iconic Crit­i­cism” at the Uni­ver­sity of Basel, Switzer­land, in­ves­ti­gat­ing “icono­scrip­tures” as hy­brid sym­bolic forms and in­ter-me­dia ex­pres­sions be­tween image and writ­ing. From 1998 to 2002 she taught as DAAD (Ger­man Aca­d­e­mic Ex­change Ser­vice) Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor at the de­part­ment of Ger­man lan­guage and lit­er­a­ture at Seoul Na­tional Uni­ver­sity in South Korea. Re­search foci in­clude image and media the­ory, vi­su­al­ity and nar­ra­tion, art the­ory and aes­thet­ics, con­tem­po­rary East Asian and West­ern art, global art his­tory, tran­scul­tur­al­ity, trans­la­tion stud­ies, in­ter­re­la­tions be­tween script and image.
    Last pub­li­ca­tions: B.M., Alexan­dra Schnei­der (Eds.): Trans­mis­sion Image. Vi­sual Trans­la­tion and Cul­tural Agency, Cam­bridge: Cam­bridge Schol­ars Pub­lish­ing, 2009; B.M., Thomas Weber (Eds.): Medi­olo­gie als Meth­ode, Berlin: Avi­nus, 2008; Got­tfried Boehm, B.M., Chris­t­ian Spies (Eds.): Movens Bild. Zwis­chen Af­fekt und Ev­i­denz, München: Fink, 2008; B.M., Das Bild als Spur. Trans­gres­sio­nen und An­i­ma­tio­nen, in: Hans Belt­ing (Ed.): Bild­fra­gen. Die Bild­wis­senschaften im Auf­bruch, München, 2007; B.M./Mar­tin Schulz (Ed.): Kul­turen des Bildes, München: Fink, 2006; B.M., Bild­kul­tur­wis­senschaft als Kul­tur­bild­wis­senschaft? Von der Notwendigkeit eines in­ter- und tran­skul­turellen Iconic Turn, in: Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und all­ge­meine Kunst­wissenschaft, Heft 49/1, Ham­burg 2004.

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