Dr. habil. Ulrike Brunotte
Associate Professor, Centre for Gender and Diversity
In January 2010 she joined the faculty and the Centre for Gender and Diversity as Associate Professor. Until 2007 she worked as Associate Professor at the Institute for Cultural Studies and as Associate Fellow at the Graduate Centre “Gender as a Category of Knowledge“ at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
From 1989- until 2000 she taught in different positions at Freie Universitaet Berlin, and also at University of Potsdam, Leipzig and Bremen. She got her PhD in Religious Studies, Philosophy and Literary Studies with a book on the “Mystery of Catastrophe in E. A. Poe’s Work” (Modern Transformations of the Sublime) the at Freie Universität Berlin 1993, and her Habilitation (Second Dissertation) on Puritan colonial discourse at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in 2000.
She was also working on two other research projects – one on performativity and ritual theory the other on masculinity studies and German male-bonding discourses around 1900 - promoted by the German Research Foundation. Her recent research interests are in the field of gender- and cultural studies with a concentration on the dialectics, modern (re)inventions and appropriations - the afterlife of antiquity - in literature, film and in the corporal dynamics of ritual performativity. In this context, in her book Between Eros and War. Male-bonding and Ritual in Modernity (2004) and as editor/contributor in Holy War and Gender (2006) and Masculinities and Modernity (2008) she analyzed the modern (re)constructions and ‘Crises’ of masculinities within a (post)-colonial perspective.
She taught as visiting professor for Gender-, Religious- and German Studies at European and American Universities and got several Research Fellowships in Europe and the USA, for example at John Carter Brown Library (Providence, USA) and at the IFK in Vienna. Most recently she is working on a monograph and selected edition of the female pioneer in cultural- and ritual theory, Jane E. Harrison.
Gender/Race Anti-Semitism, Crises of Masculinity, Afterlife of Antiquity, Cultural Theory, Ritual and Performativity, Sublime, Colonial Discourses (Puritanism), Religion, Gender and Sexuality, Biography (Lifewriting), Psychoanalysis.