Insa Braun

Doctoral researcher, Elsa-Neumann Fellow of the State of Berlin with the project Speaking/Speeches About Poetry


08/2017 - 12/2017: Visiting Assistant in Research (DAAD), Yale University, New Haven, USA

since 2016: PhD-candidate ("Speaking/Speeches about Poetry"), affiliated fellow at ZfL Berlin, and member of the bi-national PhD-Net "Das Wissen der Literatur", Humboldt-University Berlin

2015 - 2016: Fulbright Visiting Researcher, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

2015: Research Assistant, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main & Bonn University

2007 - 2014: Studies in German and English Languages and Literatures, Theatre Studies in Bochum (B.A.), Cork, and Bonn (M.A.)

Research Interests

  • (Frankfurt) Lectures on Poetry
  • Aesthetic Theory
  • Lyrical Theory
  • Rhetorics
  • Frankfurt School Critical Theory
  • Literature and Psychoanalysis


"'Ich ohne Gewähr.' The Absent Subject in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Frankfurt Lectures on Poetics," Graduate Conference: Sharing Subjects: Reading – Talking – Observing, Yale University (19.04.2018)