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Manuela Rossini


 

 You have to be willing to admit that you don’t have all the answers.
If you think you do, you will never have anything important to say.

- Paul Auster

 

Manuela Rossini holds an MA in Englisch and Spanish Philology from the University of Basel as well as an MA in Critical and Cultural Theory from the University of Cardiff. She worked as a research assistant for the English-German critical edition of Shakespeare’s King Lear at the University of St. Gallen and as a lecturer at the University of Basel where she did her PhD on the family in early modern drama and culture and coordinated the proposal for a NCCR in Gender Studies. A postdoc scholarship from the Swiss National Science Foundation and private reasons then took her to the Netherlands for almost six years before she returned to Switzerland to work for the td-net of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and, since May 2009, as the coordinator of the Graduate School of the Philosophical-Historical Faculty at the University of Bern GS@IASH.
She also acts as the Executive Director and 2nd Vice President of the European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts SLSAeu and edits the book series Experimental Practices. In addition, she is an editorial board member of Critical Posthumanisms and Word & Text, and a member of the steering committee of the International Network for Inter- and Transdisciplinarity INIT.
Her research interests are mainly in the area of inter- and transdisciplinarity, posthumanism, animal studies as well as feminism.

Books and editions: From House to Home: Family Matters in Early Modern Drama and Culture 2004/(2009); Animal Encounters (ed. with Tom Tyler, 2009); The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science RCLS (ed. with Bruce Clarke, 2011); Energy Connections (open access, 2011-). European Posthumanism (EJES 2014, ed. with Ivan Callus and Stefan Herbrechter); Tierspuren (figurationen 2014), Downloads of books and selected papers available here.

Website here.

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