Our research team is currently working on the following PhD and Post-Doc projects under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Pietrzak-Franger.
- ‘Making Sense: Deformity in Seventeenth-Century Texts’Alina Lange’s PhD project explores early modern perceptions of the ‘deformed’ body.
- ‘Embodying Long Covid – The Discursive Construction of a Health Movement’Carina Hilmar’s PhD project focuses on Long Covid patient communities and the surrounding patient activism.
- ‘Face Time: The Semiotic Temporalities of Biometric Art’In his doctoral research project, Devon Schiller proposes that biometric art that uses emotion recognition is fundamentally poly-temporal.
- ‘Living Forever: Fictions of Radical Life Extension, 1878-1918’James Aaron Green’s ÖAW-funded project examines literary thought experiments that pose the question, What would it mean to live forever?