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Anna Rauscher

PhD Candidate

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Lansstraße 5-9
14195 Berlin

Anna studied English and American literature and linguistics, German literature, linguistics and medieval studies, and Slavic languages at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Oxford University and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She joined the department as a doctoral candidate in October 2018.

"Counterpointing Quiet Diplomacy”. Classical Music, Human Rights and Political Activism (1960-2000). (Dissertation Project)

Dissertation in History

Mentoring team:
First supervisor: Prof. Jessica Gienow-Hecht PhD
Second supervisor: n/n
Third supervisor: n/n

My dissertation focuses on articulations of emotional concern in reaction to human rights issues in the last quarter of the last century. The goal of the research project is to elucidate an alliance between classical music and human rights advocacy in the US (1960-2000 appr.). Drawing on recent positions concerning the history of emotions in American human rights history and the political history of classical music in the US, the dissertation seeks to explore ruptures and continuities in the emotional repertory informing musical human rights activism before and after the end of the Cold War. In my thesis I combine systematic analyses of conceptual convergences within the discourse about human rights and classical music and a diachronic investigation of the moral and emotional language used by human rights advocates and non-state actors connected to the field of classical music (e.g. orchestras, conductors and organizations representing musicians’ interests). The thesis seeks to explain the intentions and emotions that make musicians play their instruments for human rights.

Key terms: history of emotions, history of human rights, musical diplomacy, social history of classical music, music and emotion, history of humanitarianism, history of ethics, media history, digital humanities/ digital archives, universality, harmony, practice, performance

Articles, Interviews, and Book Reviews

  • was rumorte. Verstehensbegriff, Typographie und (Sprach-)Material in zungenenglisch. visionen, varianten (2014), in: Nikolas Buck/Hans-Edwin-Friedrich (eds.): Gedichte von Franz Josef Czernin, Hamburg: Mentis-Verlag [forthcoming]
  • Lustiger, Gila, in: Ludwig Arnold (ed.): Munzinger Online/ Kritisches Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur, München: Edition text + kritik 2018. https://www.munzinger.de/search/klg/Gila+Lustiger/808.html. Last accessed 10/22/2018.
  • Ahrens, Henning, in: Ludwig Arnold (ed.): Munzinger Online/ Kritisches Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur, München: Edition text + kritik 2017. https://www.munzinger.de/search/klg/Henning+Ahrens/5053.html. Last accessed 10/22/2018.
  • With Evi Zemanek: (Natur-)Lyrik. Das ökologische Potenzial der Naturlyrik. Diskurse, figurative und formsemantische Innovationen, in: Evi Zemanek (ed.): Ökologische Genres. Naturästhetik - Umweltethik - Wissenspoetik, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2017, pp. 91-118.
  • “leiblich offenbarst,/ die schwärzungen“. Transgression, Polysemie und hybrides Denken in Franz Josef Czernins zungenenglisch. visionen, varianten (2014), in: Thomas Eder (ed.): Franz Josef Czernin, München: Edition text + kritik 2017, pp. 81-97.
  • Kinsky, Esther, in: Ludwig Arnold (ed.): Munzinger Online/ Kritisches Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur, München: Edition text + kritik 2016. https://www.munzinger.de/search/klg/Esther+Kinsky/5050.html. Last accessed 10/22/2018.
  • Interview “Rand-Erscheinungen. Franz Josef Czernin erkundet in seinem Gedichtband zungenenglisch. visionen, varianten (Februar 2014) erneut die Grenzen von Sprache und Erkenntnis“, in: Schau ins Blau. Eine Zeitschrift für Literatur, Kunst und Wissenschaft 6 (2015): n. pag. www.schau-ins-blau.de.
  • Book Review on Christian Moser/Linda Simonis (eds.): Figuren des Globalen. Weltbezug und Welterzeugung in Literatur, Kunst und Medien, Bonn: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014, in: PhiN. Philologie im Netz 72 (2015): pp. 63-70.

 

Talks Given

04/2017

“Ökologisches Denken in der jüngeren Naturlyrik. Revision eines traditionsreichen Genres“/“Ecological Thought in Contemporary Nature Poetry. Rereading a Long-Standing Genre” as part of the second workshop of the French and German academic network Circulations et renouvellement des savoirs sur la nature et l’environnement en France et en Allemagne at Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

11/2013

“'Wilde reissende Thiere sah man dort nicht'. Naturdiskurs und Utopie in Adolph Freiherr von Knigges Manuskript des Herrn Brick, conference of DFG-Network Ethik und Ästhetik in literarischen Repräsentationen ökologischer Transformationen on the topic Ökologische Utopien und Dystopien in kulturkomparatistischer Perspektive, Siegen University

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