Profile


portrait Holzhey

Christoph Holzhey PhD, PhD

Director

Physics / German Literature

ICI Berlin
Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8
D-10119 Berlin

phone

+49(0)30 473 7291-10

fax

+49(0)30 473 7291-56



Vita

Christoph F.E. Holzhey is the founding director of the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, which he has directed since 2006. He read physics at Oxford (B.A. 1988) and received a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Princeton University in 1993 with a dissertation on the entropy and information loss of black holes. At Columbia University, he studied German Literature (MA 1994, MPhil 1996) and wrote a dissertation on paradoxical pleasures in aesthetics (PhD 2001). Returning to Germany, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2001-03) and in the project "Mystik und Moderne" at the Universität Siegen (2003-06). His research interests include German Literature since the 18th century; pleasure and pain in aesthetics; constructions of identity, gender and sexuality; science and aesthetics; self-organization and emergence in complex systems.

Publications

Books

Articles

  • “Active Passivity? Spinoza in Pasolini’s Porcile”, in world picture 10 (2015), 1-10; with Manuele Gragnolati
  • “Recantation without Conversion: Desire, Mimesis, and the Paradox of Engagement in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Petrolio”, in Mimesis, Desire, and the Novel: René Girard and Literary Criticism, ed. by Pierpaolo Antonello and Heather Webb, East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2015, 233-52
  • “Introduction”, in Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy (2015), 1.28; with Nikita Dhawan, Antke Engel, Jule Jakob Govrin, and Volker Woltersdorff
  • “Epilogue: Tensions in Tolerance” (with Luca Di Blasi), in: Brown/Forst, The Power of Tolerance (2014), 71-104
  • “Introduction” and “Oscillations and Incommensurable Decisions: On the Multistable Use of Multistable Figures”, in: Multistable Figures (2014), 215-46
  • “Kippbilder des Vitalen. Lebenswissen bei Canguilhem und Haraway”, in: Situiertes Wissen und regionale Epistemologie (2013), 121-39
  • “Chaos déterminé entre information et entropie”, in: Chaos, ed. by Monique David-Ménard, Paris: Hermann, 2013, 21-48
  • “La lutte contre le chaos, la lutte contre l’opinion. Grandeurs intensives et sensation chez Gilles Deleuze et Hermann Cohen”, in: Chaos, ed. by Monique David-Ménard, Paris: Hermann, 2013, 181-197
  • “‘La vera Diversità’: Multistability, Circularity, and Abjection in Pasolini’s Pilade”, in: The Scandal of Self-Contradiction (2012), 19-35
  • “Lacans Antigone: Zur Normativität des Lustprinzips und dessen Jenseits”, in: Normativität des Körpers, ed. Anne Reichold und Pascal Delhom, Freiburg/München: K. Alber, 2011
  • “Tension In/Between Aesthetics, Politics, and Physics”, in: Tension/Spannung (2010), 13-45
  • “‘The Lover of a Hybrid’: Memory and Fantasy in Aracoeli”, in: The Power of Disturbance: Elsa Morante's Aracoeli, ed. Sara Fortuna and Manuele Gragnolati, London: Legenda, 2009
  • “Paradoxe Lust als das Unbewusste wissenschaftlicher Kränkungen”, in: Das Unbewusste. Über das Verhältnis von Wissen und Geschlecht, ed. Christina von Braun, Dorothea Dornhof und Eva Johach, Bielefeld: Transcript, 2009
  • “Weder noch, sowohl als auch. Zu Francisco Varelas Bio-Logik”, in: Biomystik (2007), 171-195
  • “Kon-Fusionen von Mystik, Wissenschaft und Sexualität in Robert Musils Törleß”, in: Der untote Gott: Religion und Ästhetik in der deutschen und österreichischen Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts, ed. Olaf Berwald and Gregor Thuswaldner, Köln: Böhlau, 2007, 57-78
  • "Information zwischen Entropie und Einheit", in: Cybermystik, ed. L. Di Blasi, München: Fink, 2006, 41-59
  • "Selbstorganisation am Rande der Mystik", in: Jenseits der entzauberten Welt. Naturwissenschaft und Mystik in der Moderne, ed. K. Vondung und K. L. Pfeiffer, München: Fink, 2006, 121-137
  • "On the Emergence of Sexual Difference in the Eigtheenth Century: Economies of Pleasure in Herder's Liebe und Selbstheit", in: German Quarterly 79.1 (2006): 1-27
  • "Lust", "Schmerz", in: Emotionales Gesetzbuch: Dekalog der Gefühle, ed. R.M. Kiesow und M. Korte, Köln: Böhlau, 2005
  • "Sexuelle Differenz Made in Italy. Bemerkungen zu einem US-Importversuch". Die Philosophin 29 (2004): 122-29
  • "Dolore come gioia. Trasformarsi nel Purgatorio di Dante". With Manuele Gragnolati. Psiche 2 (2003): 111-26
  • "'Den Todesstreifen zum !Radweg bügeln' - Erinnern und Schreiben zwischen Ruinen und ihrer Zerstörung in Reinhard Jirgls Hundsnächte", in: Trans: Internet-Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften 15 (November 2003-): 5.16. Apocalypse Now? Eschatologische Tendenzen in der Gegenwartsliteratur

  • Paradoxical Pleasures and Aesthetics: Masophobia, Sexual Difference, and E. T. A. Hoffmann's Kater Murr. Ph.D. Thesis. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI, 2002
  • "Geometric and Renormalized Entropy in Conformal Field Theory". With Finn Larsen und Frank Wilczek. Nuclear Physics B 424 (1994): 443-467
  • A Scene in the Taming of the Hole, Ph.D. Thesis. UMI-93-28088-mc (microfiche), Ann Arbor, MI: UMI, 1993
  • "Black Holes as Elementary Particles". With Frank Wilczek. Nuclear Physics B 380: 447-477, 1992

Follow me on Academia.edu

← Back To New Website