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Dr Doro Wiese

Doro WieseWIRL-COFUND Fellow

Doro.Wiese@warwick.ac.uk | School of Modern Languages and Cultures | Humanities Building | R. 209
External: +44 (0)2476524479 | Internal: 24479 | University of Warwick | Coventry | CV4 7AL | UK

Short CV

Doro Wiese, PhD, is a WIRL research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick. Facilitated by various grants such as a Marie Skłodowska Curie scholarship of the European Union, she was trained in literary studies, film studies, and cultural studies at the University of Hamburg and Utrecht University. She holds a PhD cum laude (granted only to the top 3-5% of researchers) from Utrecht University.

Before Doro Wiese came to the University of Warwick, she was a lecturer at the universities of Amsterdam, Utrecht, Cologne, and Düsseldorf. Additionally, she worked for renowned newspapers, journals, and art institutions, translated well-known postcolonial and feminist scholars like Judith Butler, Sandra Harding, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and participated in art projects, among others at the Volksbühne Berlin and the Schauspielhaus Hamburg. Many of the collaborative projects she has worked on received financial support, most notably from the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. To kick-start her current project, several institutions supported her financially in 2015 and 2017 to facilitate research stays at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University, and at the United Nations in New York City to network with academics, activists and diplomats.

In her multifaceted research, Doro Wiese investigates how aesthetics is a manner of drawing people into an effective relation with the lacunae of knowledges and histories. In The Powers of the False (Northwestern UP 2014), she explores how literature can help to represent histories that would otherwise remain ineffable. Faust (Textem 2018) examines how and to what effect different media affect the human body. In her current project, titled Side by Side: Reading Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Literature, she asks which epistemological, formal, and thematic distinctions and connections are present in post-war fiction on Native North America on both sides of the Atlantic. This study helps to develop cross-cultural and cross-epistemological research fields in literary, historical, and cultural studies. Doro Wiese evinces a strong commitment to the study of colonialism, transcultural epistemology, and the relationship between literature and historiography, and is inspired by insights formulated in Indigenous Studies.

Research Interests

Representations of Indigeneity, Willie Ermine’s “ethical space,” incommensurable histories, literary comparison, cross-cultural and cross-epistemological conditions, (settler) colonialism, critical race studies, methods of comparison

Publications

Monographs
Journal articles
Contribution to Books
  • Wiese, Doro. 2019. "In Formation" (abbreviated reprint of 2018 article in Frame - Journal for Literary Studies 31.2.: 77-94). In Jorge Luis Marzo (Eds.), After Post-Truth (pp. 23-36) (13 p.). Barcelona: Publicaciones GREDITS.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2018. “From Margins to Center: Untranslatability as a Decolonial Practice.” In Walking and Learning with Indigenous Peoples. A Contribution to the 5th Anniversary of the International Summer Program on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Policy at Columbia University, edited by Elsa Stamatopoulou and Pamela Calla, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2016. “Ann Laura Stoler, Race and the Education of Desire (1995).” In race&sex: Eine Geschichte der Neuzeit - 45 Schlüsseltexte aus vier Jahrhunderten neu gelesen, eds. Jürgen Martschukat and Olaf Stieglitz. Berlin: Neofelis Verlag.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2016. “Peripheral Worldscapes in Circulation. Towards a Productive Understanding of Untranslatability.” In Peripheral Visions in the Globalizing Present: Community, Contestation, Critique, edited by Esther Peeren, Hanneke Stuit, and Astrid van Weyenberg. Boston and Leiden: Brill.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2012. “Interventions and Inventions: Dandy Dust and the Emergence of the Body-Image.” In Machine: Bodies, Genders, Technologies, edited by Michaela Hampf und MaryAnn Snyder-Körber, 279-296. Heidelberg: Winter.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2012. “Posthumane.” In What Can a Body Do? Praktiken und Figurationen des Körpers in den Kulturwissenschaften, edited by Netzwerk Körper, 185-190. Frankfurt am Main: Campus.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2011. “My Dissertation Photo Album: Snapshots from a Writing Tour.” In Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research: Researching Differently, edited by Rosemarie Buikema, Gabriele Griffin, Nina Lykke, 118-136. London, New York: Routledge.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2010. “Die Kunst der Oberflächen. Reflektionen über Petra Gerschners Arbeiten/The art of surfaces. Reflections on Petra Gerschner's Works.” In Petra Gerschner - Public Interventions, edited by Petra Gerschner, 7-15. Leipzig: Passage.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2009. “Crimes of historiography, powers of the false and forces of fabulation in Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan.” In Deleuzian Events - Writing|History, edited by Hanjo Berressem und Leyla Haferkamp, 356-370. Berlin, New York: Lit Verlag.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2008. “Durch die Spur des Anderen sich selbst verlieren. Effekte des Übersetzens bei Nicole Krauss und Jonathan Safran Foer.” In Amerikanisches Erzählen nach 2000. Eine Bestandsaufnahme, edited by Sebastian Domsch, 195-207. München: Edition Text & Kritik. http://ifb.bsz-bw.de/
  • Wiese, Doro. 2006. “Pessimismus organisieren! Sibylle Berg trifft Walter Benjamin.” In Überdreht - Spin doctoring, Politik, Medien edited by Ulrike Bergermann, Christine Hanke, Andrea Sick, 201-238. Thealit: Bremen. http://www.thealit.de/ueberdreht
  • Wiese, Doro. 2004. “HalluziNATION. Variationen über die Verschränkung von Geschlecht und Nation in VARUH MEJE — GUARDIAN OF THE FRONTIER.” In SCREENWISE. Film, Fernsehen, Feminismus. Edited by Monika Bernold, Andrea B. Braidt und Claudia Preschl, 68-79.Münster: Schüren Verlag.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2003. “Das Zerschlagen todbringender Eindeutigkeit im Film Dandy Dust oder Wie man aus dem Körper ein Vermögen macht.” In Gewalt und Geschlecht. Konstruktionen, Positionen, Praxen, edited by Frauke Koher, Katharina Pühl, 115-136. Opladen: Leske und Budrich.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2002. “What's Love Got to Do with This? Liebesverhältnisse mit der Macht.” In "Wer die Wahl hat..." -- Neues und Altes über die Liebe, Beziehung und Partnerschaft. Dokumentation der FachNacht der Geschlechter, edited by Hessischer Jugendring (HJR), 9-15. Wiesbaden: Hessischer Jugendring.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2001. “'Nur war es ihr manchmal unangenehm, dass sie nicht auf dem Kopf gehen konnte.' Szenarien zur Textur des Körpers.” In Jenseits der Geschlechtergrenzen, edited by Ulf Heidel, Stefan Micheler and Elisabeth Tuider, 311-330. Hamburg: Männerschwarm-Script. Together with Maren Möhring und Petra Sabisch.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2000. "Textgewebe und Körpertexte. Körper und Sprache bei Judith Butler und Elspeth Probyn." In Wieviel Körper braucht der Mensch. Dokumentation der FachNacht der Geschlechter, edited by Hessischer Jugendring (HJR), 13-19. Wiesbaden: Hessischer Jugendring.
Reviews
Scholarly Articles in Newspapers/Radio Interviews
Selection of Academic Translations
  • Butler, Judith. 2009. Gender-Regulierungen. In Die Macht der Geschlechternormen und die Grenzen des Menschlichen, 71-97. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.
  • Butler, Judith. 2004. Gender-Regulierungen. In under construction, ed. Urte Helduser, Daniela Marx, Tanja Paulitz, Katharina Pühl, 44-57. Frankfurt am Main: Campus.
  • Friedman, Susan Stanford. 2003. Das Sprechen über Grenzen, Hybridität und Performativität. Kulturtheorie und Identität in den Zwischenräumen der Differenz. In Mittelweg 5: 34-69.
  • Gustafsson, Hendrik. 2006. Getting Back into Space (Going into Orbit): Realismus, Narration und Landschaft im Kino des Neuen Hollywood. In Moving Landscapes: Landschaft und Film, ed. Barbara Pichler and Andrea Pollack, 109-130. Wien: Synema. S. 109-130 (together with Dagmar Fink)
  • Harding, Sandra. 2005. Der Beitrag von Standpunktmethodologie zur Philosophie der Sozialwissenschaften. In Forschungsfeld Politik. Geschlechtskategoriale Einführung in die Sozialwissenschaften, ed. Cilja Harders, Heike Kahlert, Delia Schindler, 27-45. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.
  • Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien. 2002. Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam. Köln: Walther König. Together with Dagmar Fink.
  • Sekula, Allan. 2004. Zwischen dem Netz und dem tiefen, blauen Ozean. Den fotografischen Bildverkehr neu überdenken. In The Family of Man 1955 - 2000. Humanismus und Postmoderne: Eine Revision von Edward Steichens legendärer Fotoausstellung, ed. Centre national de l'audiovisuel (CNA), Luxemburg / Universität Trier, Fachbereich Kunstgeschichte, Trier, 140-186. Marburg: Jonas Verlag. Together with Dagmar Fink.
  • Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 2003. Can the Subaltern Speak? In Die Philosophin. Forum für feministische Theorie und Philosophie, 27: 42-59. Together with Ursula Beitz.
  • Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 2005. Feminismus und Dekonstruktion, noch einmal: Mit uneingestandenem Maskulinismus in Verhandlung treten. Forschungsfeld Politik. Geschlechtskategoriale Einführung in die Sozialwissenschaften, ed. Cilja Harders, Heike Kahlert, Delia Schindler, 239-257. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.
Performances and Films
  • Chawla, Tanja, Christina Schäfer, and Doro Wiese. 2010. The Sexworkers' World Cup. Documentary film, 38 min.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2005. Lecture Performance: Formel 1 für Deutschland. Ein Projekt zur Rettung der Nation. Black-Box-Project, City of Science, Bremen, Germany.
  • Wiese, Doro. 2002. Lecture Performance: Ahab oder Wie man ein Weißer Wal wird. (Text/director/theatrical adviser). Volksbühne, Berlin; Schauspiel Frankfurt, Frankfurt. am Main, Germany.
Articles in Newspapers and Journals

Around 120 journalist articles can be viewed at taz.de; jungle.world; freitag.de 

Editorial Board Member

Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities.