Moritz Gansen

Philosopher, research associate in the Program Area History of Theory and in the project Neighborhood in Contemporary Berlin Literature

CV

  • since 2022, Leibniz Center for Literary and Cultural Research, researcher
  • 2021–2022, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Cultural History and Theory, researcher [parental leave replacement]
  • since 2019, Centre Marc Bloch, associated researcher
  • since 2017, diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery, founding member
  • since 2016, Technische Universität Darmstadt, PhD student in Philosophy
  • since 2014, freelance work as a translator, editor and dramaturg
  • 2014, MA in Philosophy, final thesis “A Different Difference? Gilles Deleuze and French Hegelianism”
  • 2012–2013, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, researcher
  • 2011–2014, Freie Universität Berlin, Philosophy
  • 2011–2012, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, Philosophy
  • 2011, MA in Critical and Creative Analysis, Goldsmiths College, University of London, final thesis: “Towards a Dingpolitik of Aesthetics: From Kantian Aesthetics to Latourian Quasi-Aesthetics”
  • 2010–2011, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Critical and Creative Analysis
  • 2010, BA in English and American Studies and Philosophie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, final thesis: “Staging Subversion: Towards a Politics of Theatre in the Works of Antonin Artaud and Sarah Kane”
  • 2007–2010, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, English and American Studies, Philosophy

Fellowships

  • 2019, guest researcher, Department of Comparative Literature, New York University

Jury, Council, and Board Memberships

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für französischsprachige Philosophie, executive board member
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie, executive board member
  • diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery, founding member
  • Society for European Philosophy, executive board member

Publications

Editorial work

Essays and Papers

  • [forthcoming] (with Hannah Wallenfels, Lilja Walliser) Authorship/s, in: The Philosopher 110.4 (2021)
  • “To Make Us Think, in French, Things Which Were Very New.” Jean Wahl and American Philosophy, in: Michael Festl (ed.), Pragmatism and Social Philosophy. American Contributions to a European Discipline. Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge 2021, S. 49–67
  • (with Corinne Kaszner) Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Philosophiegeschichte für die Philosophie, in: Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Philosophie 42 (2018), 2–5
  • (with Hannah Wallenfels, Florian Glück, Sebastian van Vugt) Militanter Optimismus? in: gespraeche 3 (2017), 115–163
  • “Everywhere There Are Sad Passions.” Gilles Deleuze and the Unhappy Consciousness, in: Sjoerd van Tuinen, Ceciel Meiborg (eds.), Deleuze and the Passions. New York: Punctum Books 2016, 21-40
  • (with Elisabeth Schilling) Dance and Philosophy: A Conversation, in: Annette Arlander (ed.), This and That: Essays on Live Art and Performance Studies. Helsinki: Theaterakademie, 2014, 136–143
  • (with Elisabeth Schilling) Thinking Performance: René Pollesch’s Interpassive Theatre and Beyond, in: Julia Helen Minors (ed.), How Performance Thinks. Kingston upon Thames: Performance Research Unit 2013, 155–161
  • Die Unmöglichkeit der Heimkehr: Deleuzoguattarische Rekonzeptionen von “Heimat”, “Reise” und “Heimkehr” anhand von Cabeza de Vacas Naufragios, in: Helge Baumann, Maria Rossdal, Michael Weise, Stephanie Zehnle (eds.), Habt euch müde schon geflogen? Reise und Heimkehr als kulturanthropologische Phänomene. Marburg: Tectum 2010, 137–158

Translations (selection)

  • [forthcoming] Quentin Meillassoux, Iteration, Reiteration, Wiederholung: Eine spekulative Analyse des Zeichens ohne Bedeutung. Leipzig: Merve 2022
  • [forthcoming] (with Hannah Wallenfels) Susanne Pfeffer (ed.), Speculations on Anonymous Materials. Leipzig: Merve 2022
  • Emily Brownell, Better Shelter, in: Karin Krauthausen, Rebekka Ladewig (eds.), Modell Hütte. Zurich: diaphanes 2021, 221–238
  • Timothy Ingold, Die Textilität des Herstellens, in: Karin Krauthausen, Rebekka Ladewig (eds.), Modell Hütte. Zurich: diaphanes 2021, 83–102
  • Didier Debaise, Vom Reiz des Möglichen. Natur als Ereignis, Berlin: August Verlag 2021
  • Catherine Malabou, Heideggers Wandel, in: Michael Friedman, Angelika Seppi (eds.), Martin Heidegger: Die Falte der Sprache, Vienna: Turia + Kant 2017
  • Jean-Luc Nancy, Utopia Today: Questions to Jean-Luc Nancy, in: Lukas Franke, Hannah Wallenfels, Spectre Europe, Vienna: Werk-X 2016
  • (with Robin Mackay) Quentin Meillassoux, Iteration, Reiteration, Repetition: A Speculative Analysis of the Sign Devoid of Meaning, in: Armen Avanessian, Suhail Malik (ed.), Genealogies of Speculation, London: Bloomsbury 2016
  • (with Hannah Wallenfels) Armen Avanessian, Robin Mackay (ed.), #Akzeleration#2, Berlin: Merve 2014
  • Monika Fludernik, Die natürlichkeitstheoretische Erzählforschung (natural narratology) und das Problem kognitiver Wahrnehmungsraster, in: Anja Müller-Wood, Winfried Eckel (eds.), Macht des Erzählens Remscheid: Gardez, 2011

Lectures

  • The Critique of Speculations: Notes on Anthropology, Philosophy, and SF, conference “Welten. Zonen. Atmosphären. Seismographien des Anthropozäns”, online/Universität Bremen, 1/10/2021
  • Pragmatismus in Frankreich, conference “Das Wahre, Gute und Schöne. XXV. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Philosophie”, online/Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 7/9/2021
  • Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995): Dialogues, conference “Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy (SEP-FEP)”, online, 6/11/2020
  • Pragmatismus in Frankreich, Colloquium des Forschungsschwerpunkts 4, Centre Marc Bloch, online, 30/4/2020
  • L’accueil du concept, workshop “Accueil, hospitalité, espace(s) politiques”, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, 25/10/2019
  • On Philosophy Considered as one of the Fine Arts, conference “Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy (SEP-FEP)”, Royal Holloway, 27/08/2019
  • Heroes of Pragmatism: On the French Reception and Transformation of Pragmatism, conference “The Reception of Pragmatism in Europe”, Universität St. Gallen, 7/6/2019
  • Französische Theorie, unfranzösische Philosophie?, conference “Theorieübersetzungsgeschichte”, Freie Universität Berlin, 23/11/2018
  • Einführung: Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Philosophiegeschichtsschreibung für die Philosophie
  • (with Corinne Kaszner), conference “Kanon | Lücken | Codes: Methoden und Perspektiven der Philosophiegeschichtsschreibung”, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 19/7/2018
  • UnFrench Philosophy, conference “Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy (SEP-FEP)”, University of Essex, 19/6/2018
  • Unfranzösische Philosophie, workshop “Was ist französische Philosophie?”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 18/5/2018
  • “Überall triste Leidenschaften”: Gilles Deleuze und das unglückliche Bewusstsein, conference “Norm und Natur. Kongress der DGPhil”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 25/9/2017
  • The Social Life of Concepts: Notes on Method, conference “Annual Conference of SEP-FEP”, University of Winchester, 5/9/2017
  • Radical Empiricism, Night of Philosophy, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 17/6/2017
  • Philosophers’ Ways: Jean Wahl and Gilles Deleuze, conference “Annual Conference of SEP-FEP”, Regent’s University London, 25/8/2016
  • (with Clemens Apprich) Introduction, conference “Tracing Bergson, Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Life and the Sciences”, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, 22/6/2016
  • “To Make Us Think, in French, Things that Were Very New.” Jean Wahl and Gilles Deleuze, conference “Continuities in Modern French Philosophy”, University of Dundee, 3/4/2016
  • Struktur und Werden, Institut für Ethnologie, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, 1/2/2016
  • (with Samo Tomšič) Introduction, “Life – Information – Technology: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on the Work of Gilbert Simondon”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 3/12/2015
  • Heroes of Pragmatism: French Frontiers, conference “New Frontiers – Annual Conference of SEP-FEP”, University of Dundee, 5/9/2015
  • Modes of Existence: From Bruno Latour to Étienne Souriau, conference “Philosophy after Nature – Annual Conference of SEP-FEP”, Universiteit Utrecht, 4/9/2014
  • Die Ästhetik und ihre Revolutionen: Jacques Rancière und die Frühromantik, “Student Lecture Series”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 10/7/2014
  • “Somebody Has to Play the Role of the Traitor.” Gilles Deleuze and French Hegelianism, conference “Hegel and Resistance”, University College Dublin, 27/6/2014
  • “Everywhere There Are Sad Passions.” Gilles Deleuze and the Unhappy Consciousness, conference “Deleuze and the Passions”, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, 16/5/2014
  • “Un jour, peut-être, le siècle sera deleuzien.” Über einen Satz Michel Foucaults, conference “Perspektiven nach der Postmoderne”, Freie Universität Berlin, 16/11/2013
  • (with Tzuchien Tho, Knox Peden) From French Philosophy to French Theory, “Historical Materialism Annual Conference”, SOAS, University of London, 7/11/2013
  • An Album of Concrete Metaphysics: Gaston Bachelard’s Philosophy of Dwelling, conference “Modern European Philosophy and its Politics – Annual Conference of SEP-FEP”, Kingston University, London, 5/9/2013
  • What Can the Line Do? On Diagrammatic Creativity, Festival “Lapsody: 4th International Festival and Conference of Live Art and Performance Studies”, University of the Arts, Helsinki, 30/5/2013
  • Cosmic Dreams: The Ecological Aesthetics of dOCUMENTA (13), conference “Aesthetics in the Twenty-First Century”, Universität Basel, 15/9/2012
  • Romanticism and Inaesthetics: Alain Badiou’s Reading of Hölderlin, conference “Annual Conference of SEP-FEP”, Manchester, 7/9/2012
  • Art and Thinking: The Transdisciplinarities of dOCUMENTA (13), workshop “100 Ideas on 100 Thoughts”, Universität zu Köln, 12/7/2012
  • (with Elisabeth Schilling) Thinking Performance: René Pollesch’s Interpassive Theatre and Beyond, conference “How Performance Thinks”, London Studio Centre, 13/4/2012
  • Inter/Culture/Action: Notes towards Ontopolitics, conference “V Training Seminar in Intercultural Dynamics: Knowledge Politics and Intercultural Dynamics – Actions, Innovations, Transformations”, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, 15/12/2011
  • Die Unmöglichkeit der Heimkehr. Rekonzeptionen von “Heimat”, “Reise” und “Heimkehr” anhand von Cabeza de Vacas Schiffbrüchen, conference “Habt euch müde schon geflogen? Reise und Heimkehr als kulturanthropologische Phänomene”, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, 25/4/2009

Courses

  • Winter 2021/22: Anna Tsing: Leben auf einem beschädigten Planeten, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Cultural History and Theory
  • Winter 2021/22: Staying with the Trouble: Denken mit Donna Haraway (with Claire Mélot), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Cultural History and Theory
  • Winter 2020/21: Abécédaire: Denken mit Gilles Deleuze (with Claire Mélot), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Cultural History and Theory