Notes on the Contributors

Cristina Baldacci is senior researcher at the Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice. Her research interests focus on archive and atlas as visual forms of knowledge; appropriation, montage, and ‘re’-practices in contemporary art; sculpture and installation art. She is a convenor of the ‘Re’ Interdisciplinary Network (CRASSH, University of Cambridge) and part of the research group Global Art Archive (Departemento de Historia del Arte, Universitat de Barcelona). Her publications include the co-edited volumes Quando è scultura (2010), Montages (2018), Abstraction Matters (2019), and the monograph Archivi impossibili (2016).

Christiane Frey is an Alexander-von-Humboldt senior research fellow and has taught at New York University, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and Konstanz University. Her research focuses on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century German literature in the European context. Her recent publications include Laune. Poetiken der Selbstsorge von Montaigne bis Tieck (2016) and the co-edited volume Zu einer Poetik des Seriellen (2016). Current research projects: ‘The Time in Parenthesis: Constellations between Shakespeare and Gryphius’, ‘Micrologies of Knowledge from Bacon to Stifter’, theories of secularization.

Julie Gaillard holds a Ph.D. in French from Emory University. Before joining the ICI Berlin as a Fellow (2016–18), she taught French language and literature at Emory University and Morehouse College. She is the co-editor of the volume Traversals of Affect: On Jean-François Lyotard (with Claire Nouvet and Mark Stoholski, 2016).

Francesco Giusti is currently affiliated with the ICI Berlin. After completing his PhD in Comparative Literature at Sapienza University of Rome and the Italian Institute of Human Sciences, he pursued his research on the history and theory of the lyric at the University of York and the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. He has published two books, Canzonieri in morte: Per un’etica poetica del lutto (2015) and Il desiderio della lirica: Poesia, creazione, conoscenza (2016), and co-edited, with Christine Ott and Damiano Frasca, the volume Poesia e nuovi media (2018).

Clio Nicastro is an affiliated fellow at the ICI Berlin. After completing her PhD in Aesthetics and Theory of Arts at the University of Palermo, she moved to Berlin in 2015 as a DAAD fellow working on Harun Farocki. Her current research focuses on the cinematic representations of eating disorders as well as on cinema and labour, a project pursued in collaboration with Saima Akhtar and Rosa Barotsi since 2016.

Hannah Proctor works on histories and theories of radical psychiatry and emotional histories of the Left. She is currently working on a book called Psychologies in Revolution: Alexander Luria, Soviet Subjectivities and Cultural History for Palgrave Macmillan and another project on the psychic aftermath of political struggle.

Daniel Reeve holds a DPhil in English from the University of Oxford. He recently co-edited and contributed to Medieval Thought Experiments: Poetry, Hypothesis and Experience in the European Middle Ages. He currently teaches at Bard College Berlin.

Arianna Sforzini is a postdoctoral fellow for the ANR project ‘Foucault’s Reading Notes’ (CNRS – ENS Lyon, 2018–20). She teaches philosophy and political theory at Sciences Po – Reims. She is a member of the Centre Michel Foucault, and has been an associated researcher at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (2016–17). She is the author of Les Scènes de la vérité: Michel Foucault et le théâtre (2017) and Michel Foucault: Une pensée du corps (2014).

Birkan Taş holds a BA in Psychology from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and an MA in Cultural Studies from Istanbul Bilgi University. He received his PhD at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis. His research interests encompass theories of gender and sexuality, the politics of temporality in disability and queer theory, and concepts of care and vulnerability in critical animal studies.

Tom Vandeputte is lecturer in continental philosophy and critical theory at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, where he also directs the Critical Studies department. He completed his PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London with the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought. Vandeputte’s research focuses primarily on twentieth-century theories of language and history, in particular their implications and consequences for political thought.