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C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A E

(spring 2022)

Professor of Philosophy | Temple University

CURRENT RESEARCH

  1. Unruly Women: Philosophers, Romantics, and Revolutionaries

(book manuscript in progress)

  1. The Imperative of Interpretation: Herder, Schleiermacher, Staël

(book manuscript in progress)

  

MONOGRAPHS

4. Germaine de Staël. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (short monograph under contract)

3. The Drama of History: Ibsen, Hegel, and Nietzsche. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. Reviewed in: Analysis; Ibsen Studies; Choice

2. Herder’s Hermeneutics: History, Poetry, Enlightenment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017; paperback 2019. Reviewed in: The Journal of the History of Philosophy; The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism; The European Journal of Philosophy, Monatshefte;  Comparative Literature; SGRI, Author Meets Critics Panel at The APA Pacific (critics: Karl Ameriks and Anne Pollok); Author Meets Critics at the University of Copenhagen; Norsk Litteraturvitenskapelig tidsskrift; Herder Studien; Weimarer Beiträge

1. Gadamer and the Legacy of German Idealism. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2009 (paperback  2011). Reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews; Journal for the History of Philosophy; Nordic Journal of Aesthetics; Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

Art & Criticism (books):

The Passing of Time. The Academy of Arts, Oslo, 2017. Art Jeannette Christensen| Text Kristin Gjesdal  (Short Art Book).  Diploma winner in the category of photography for The Grafill Design Prize.

EDITED VOLUMES

8. Spinoza in Germany: Political and Religious Thought in the Long Nineteenth Century (with Jason Yonover). Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming

7. The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Women Philosophers in the German Tradition (with Dalia Nassar). Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming

6a.  Women Philosophers in the Long Nineteenth Century: The German Tradition (with Dalia Nassar). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021

b. Norwegian adaptation and translation of this volume, forthcoming with Torleif Dahl Publishing House, 2022

5. Sculpture: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (with Fred Rush and Ingvild Torsen). Routledge: London, 2021

4. The Cambridge Companion to Hermeneutics (with Michael Forster). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019

3. IbsensHedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Reviewed in Aftenposten (national Norwegian newspaper); Note Dame Philosophical Reviews; Ibsen Studies; Journal of  Aesthetics and Art Criticism; The Modern Language Review

2. Key Debates in Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy. London: Routledge, 2015

1.The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century (with Michael Forster). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

49a. “Spinoza’s Hermeneutic Legacy: Herder, Schleiermacher, Staël,” in Yonover and Gjesdal (eds.), Spinoza in Germany: Political and Religious Thought in the Long Nineteenth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming

b.  Republished in Daniel Feige (ed.), Gadamer’s Legacy and the Future of Hermeneutics, forthcoming

48. “A Malady of the Soul: Staël on Fanaticism,” in Paul Katsafanas (ed.), The History and Philosophy of Fanaticism. Routledge: London, forthcoming

47. “Social and Political Philosophy,” in The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Women Philosophers in the German Tradition, ed. Gjesdal and Nassar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming

46. “Ibsen and Philosophy,” in Tore Rem and Narve Fulsås (eds.), Ibsen in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021, 74-82

45. “Spirit Embodied: Winckelmann and Hegel on Sculpture,” in Gjesdal, Rush, and Torsen (eds.), Sculpture: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2020, 33-50

44. “A Nietzsche for Our Times? Andrew Huddleston on Nietzsche and the Decadence and Flourishing of Culture.” Review Essay (peer-reviewed). Journal of Nietzsche Studies, vol. 51, no. 2-2020, 231-240

43. “History, Dialogue, and Feeling: Perspectives on Hermeneutic Relativism,” in The 43. “Spirit Embodied: Winckelmann and Hegel on Sculpture,” in Gjesdal, Rush, and Torsen (eds.), Sculpture: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Routledge, 2020

42. “Relativism, Intersubjectivity, Dialogue: Phenomenology and Hermeneutics,” in The Routledge Handbook to Relativism. Ed. Martin Kusch. London: Routledge, 2019

41. “Hermeneutic Responses to Relativism,” forthcoming in The Routledge Handbook to Relativism. Ed. Martin Kusch. London:  Routledge, 2019“The Hermeneutic Response to Relativism,” forthcoming in Martin Kusch et al. (eds). Relativism. London: Routledge, 2018

40. “Hermeneutics and the Human Studies,” forthcoming in Gjesdal and Forster (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Hermeneutics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

39. “Imagination in Understanding: Schleiermacher’s Romantic Contribution,” forthcoming in Gerad Gentry and Konstantin Pollok (eds.), Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

38. “Imagining Hedda Gabler: Munch and Ibsen on Art and Modern Life,” Text Matters vol. 7, 2017, special issue edited by Mieke Bal

37a. “The Theater of Thought: A. W. Schlegel on Shakespeare, Modern Drama, and Romantic Criticism,”  in Tom Stern (ed.), The Philosophy of Theater, Drama, and Acting. London: Rowman and Littlefield

b. German translation in Johannes Korngiebel and Klaus Vieweg (eds.), Idealismus und Romantik in Jena, Jena Sophia, Jena, 2018: Jena Sophia, Jena

36. “Ibsen on History and Historians: Hedda Gabler in a Nietzschean Light,” in Kristin Gjesdal (ed.), Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press

35. “Philosophizing With Ibsen,” Introduction to the forthcoming Kristin Gjesdal (ed.), Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press

34. “Interpreting Hamlet,” forthcoming in Tzachi Zamir (ed.), Hamlet: Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press

33. “A Task Most Pressing: Dilthey’s Philosophy of the Novel,” forthcoming in Eric Nelson (ed.), Interpreting Dilthey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

32. “Human Nature and Human Science,” in Anik Waldow and Nigel DeSouza (eds.), Herder on Philosophy and Anthropology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 166-185

31. “Hermeneutics and the Question of Method,” in Søren Øvergaard and Giuseppina d’Oro, (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Method. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 337-356

30. “Modernism and Form: European Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Literature,” in John Gibson and Noel Carroll (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature. London: Routledge, 2016, 40-53

29. “Truth,” in The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics. Ed. Chris Lawn and Niall Keane. London: Blackwell, 2016, 96-105

28. “Editor’s Introduction,” Key Debates in European Nineteenth-Century Philosophy. Ed. Kristin Gjesdal. London: Routledge, 2015, xv-xxi (plus short introductions to each of the fifteen sections)

27. “History and Historicity,” in Jeff Malpas and Hans-Helmuth Gander (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics. London: Routledge, 2014, 299-310

26. “Nietzschean Variations: Politics, Interest, and Education in Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People,” Ibsen Studies, no. 2-2014, 109-135

25. “Bildung,” in Gjesdal and Forster (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 695-719

24. “Taste, Value, and Historical Understanding: Some Thoughts on Herder’s Philosophy of History,” in Fred Rush et al. (eds.), Yearbook for German Idealism 2014. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2014, 80-101

23. “Tragedy: Modern and Contemporary,” in Michael Kelley (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014

22. “Tragedy and Tradition: Ibsen and Nietzsche on the Ghosts of the Greeks,” in The Graduate Faculty Journal of Philosophy, vol. 34, no. 2-2013, 391-413

21. “Hermeneutics, Individuality, and Tradition: Schleiermacher’s Idea of Bildung in the Landscape of Hegelian Thought,” in Dalia Nassar (ed.), The Relevance of Romanticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, 92-109

20. “A Not Yet Invented Logic: Herder on Bildung, Anthropology, and the Future of Philosophy,” in Klaus Vieweg and Michael Forster (eds.) Bildung der Moderne. Tübingen: Francke-Verlag, 2013, 53-69

19 a. “Literature, Prejudice, Historicity: The Philosophical Importance of Herder’s Shakespeare Studies,” in Michael Forster and Klaus Vieweg (eds.), Die Aktualität der Romantik. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2013, 137-163 (an edited, three times longer version of # 17)

b. Republished in Paul Kottman (ed.), The Insistence of Art. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017, 91-115

18. “Enlightenment, History, and the Anthropological Turn: The Hermeneutical Challenge of Dilthey’s Schleiermacher Studies,” in Giuseppe D’Anna, Helmut Johach, and Eric S. Nelson (eds.), Anthropologie und Geschichte. Studien zu Wilhelm Dilthey aus Anlass seines 100. Todestages. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2013, 323-355

17. “Shakespeare’s Hermeneutic Legacy: Herder on Modern Drama and the Challenge of Cultural Prejudice,” Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 64, no. 1-2013, 60-71

16. “Heidegger, Husserl, and the Cartesian Legacy in Phenomenology,” in Leila Haaparanta (ed.), Rearticulations of Reason, special issue of Acta Philosophica Fennica, 2011, 117-143

15. “Hermeneutics,” in Duncan Pritchard (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2010 (27 pages)

14. “Davidson and Gadamer on Plato’s Dialectical Ethics,” in Peter Machamer and Gereon Wolters (eds.), Interpretation. The Pittsburgh-Konstanz Series in Philosophy & History of Science, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, 2010, 66-91

13. “Self-Knowledge and Aesthetic Consciousness in Ibsen and Hegel,” in Terry Yip and K.K. Tam (eds.), Ibsen and the Modern Self. Hong Kong: Open University of Hong Kong Press, 2010, 1-17

12. “Hermeneutics,” in Mark Brevir (ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Political Theory. London: Sage, 2010

11. “von Hardenberg (Novalis),” in Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

10. “The Hermeneutic Impact of Hegel’s Phenomenology,” Hegel-Studien, vol. 43, 2008, 103-124

9. “Between Enlightenment and Romanticism: Some Problems and Challenges in Gadamer’s Hermeneutics,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, vol. 46, 2-2008, 285-306

8a. “Ibsen on Hegel, Egypt, and the Beginning of Great Art,” The Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, vol. 55/56, 2007, 67-86

8b. An edited Norwegian version of this essay is published in Agora, 4-2007, 31-55

7. “Reading Kant Hermeneutically? Gadamer and the Critique of Judgment,” Kant-Studien, vol. 98, 3-2007, 351-371

6a. “Aesthetic and Political Humanism: Gadamer on Schleiermacher, Herder, and the Origins of Modern Hermeneutics,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, vol. 24, 3-2007, 275-296

6b. An edited version of “Aesthetic and Political Humanism” is published in Das neue Licht der Frühromantik, ed. Bärbel Frischmann and Elizabeth Millan-Zaibert. Paderborn: Schöningh-Verlag, 2008

5. “Hermeneutics and Philology: A Reconsideration of Gadamer’s Critique of Schleiermacher,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy, no. 14, 1-2006, 133-156

4. “The End of Art as the Beginning of Aesthetics? Hegel and Herder on Art, History, and Reason,” Philosophy and Literature, vol. 30, 1-2006, 17-33

3. “Against The Myth of Aesthetic Presence: A Defense of Gadamer’s Critique of Aesthetic Consciousness,” Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, vol. 36, 4-2005, 293-311

2. “Hermeneutics,” in Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2005 (with Bjørn Ramberg)

1a. “Reading Shakespeare, Reading Modernity,” Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 9, 3-2005, 17-31

b. Republished in Memoria di Shakespeare (Rome: Bulzoni Editore), no. 1-2014

INVITED TALKS

2023 (Date TBD)  Keynote: “Nature and Culture in Karoline von Günderrode’s Philosophy.”  Conference. Institut für Philosophie. Universität Greifswald

 2022 (Date TBD)  Named Lecture: “Philosophy on Stage,” The Anderson Lecture, The University of Oregon

 2022 (October) “Nature, Poetry, Philosophy: Karoline von Günderrode and Bettina Brentano von Arnim” (Boston University)

2022 (August)  Keynote: TBA, The University of Southern Denmark

2022 (June)    “Passion and Politics: Staël on Fanaticism,” Berlin Summer Colloquium, Freie Universität

2022 (April)    Distinguished Speaker: “Nature, Poetry, Philosophy: Karoline von Günderrode and Bettina Brentano von Arnim” Aarhus University

2022 (January)  “Women Philosophers in the Long Nineteenth Century,” book panel on Nassar and Gjesdal  (eds.), Women Philosophers in the Long Century, APA Eastern

2021 (October)  Keynote: “Romanticism and Politics: Three Women Philosophers,” Conference on Henrik Steffens, The University of Copenhagen

2021 (September)  Women Philosophers in the 19th Century, Department of Philosophy, the University of Trondheim

2021 (February)  “Germaine de Staël and Hegel: Two Approaches to Phenomenology,” APA Central

2020 (June)   “Hermeneutics and Politics: Herder, Schleiermacher, Stäel,” The University of Copenhagen (Postponed)

2020 (February)   “Herder, Schleiermacher, Staël: Spinoza’s Hermeneutic Legacy,” Spinoza and German Idealism Conference, Department of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University

2019 (November)  “Staël’s Hermeneutic Philosophy,” McMaster Lecture Series, Toronto

2019 (October)  Keynote: “Diversifying Hermeneutics, “The University of Oregon, NASPH Annual Meeting

2019 (July)  Keynote: “Staël’s Hermeneutic Philosophy,” Bonn International Summer School in German Philosophy

2019 (May)  “Schleiermacher on Second Persons,” Humane Understanding. Fordham University

2019  (April)  “Ibsen and Philosophy,” The Ibsen Centre, The University of Oslo

2019 (April)  “The Phenomenology of Self and Other.” Boston University/Boston College Phenomenology Circle Annual Meeting

2019 (October)  Keynote: TBA, The University of Oregon, NASPH Annual Meeting

2019 (July)  Keynote: TBA, Bonn International Summer School in German Philosophy

2019 (May)  TBA, Hermeneutics and the Humanities. Fordham University

2019 (April)  The Phenomenology of Self and Other. Invited Lecture: Boston University/Boston College Phenomenology Circle Annual Meeting

2018 (December)  “The Making of a Philosopher: Madame de Staël on Art, Imagination and Education,” The University of Sydney

2018 (December)  Keynote: “Human Nature: Hegel’s Theory of Sculpture Reconsidered.” The University of Sydney|Society for German Idealism and Romanticism

2018 (June)   Book presentation, Herder’s Hermeneutics, University of Copenhagen

2018 (June)  “Schleiermacher on Second Persons.” The Berlin Summer Colloquium in Philosophy.

2018 (May)  Keynote: “The Making of a Philosopher: Madame de Staël on Art, Imagination and Education,” SWIP, University College Dublin

2018 (April) “Schleiermacher on Second Persons.” (Keynote) Conference on Second Persons. Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto.

2018 (April) Author Meets Critics-session on Herder’s Hermeneutics, APA Pacific. Critics: Karl Ameriks and Anne Pollok

2018 (March) “Philosophical Perspectives on Tragedy,” Department of Philosophy, The University of Oslo

2018 (January) Women Philosophers 1600-1900. Invited panel at the APA Eastern

2017 (December) TBA Museum of Modern Art, Bonn

2017 (December) TBA Department of Philosophy, Haifa

2017 (December) TBA Departmental Colloquium, Philosophy, Oslo

2017 (December) “The Emperor of the Self: Reflections on Ibsen and Hegel,” The Ibsen Center, The University of Oslo

2017 (October) “Hegel and the Humanities,” Princeton Humanities Program, Princeton University

2017 (September) “Hermeneutic Perspectives on Relativism,” Department of Philosophy (ERC Group: The Emergence of Relativism), The University of Vienna

2017 (June) “Herder’s Hermeneutics,” Herders Medienphilologie, workshop Bard College/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2017 (June) “Geschichte, Leben, Verstehen. Zwischen historischer Hermeneutik und Hermeneutik des Lebens (with Kristin Gjesdal).” PhD/Post Doc workshop in Philosophy (ERC Group: The Emergence of Relativism), The University of Vienna

2017 (June) “Hermeneutics and the Human Sciences,” Department of Philosophy, The University of Vienna

2017 (April) “Interpreting Hamlet: Shakespeare, Theater, and the Rewriting of Eighteen-Century Aesthetics,” Södertörn University, Stockholm

2017 (April) “Hermeneutics and the Human Sciences,” The University of Bonn

2017 (March) “Nietzsche, Ibsen, Munch” The Munch Museum, Oslo

2017 (March) “The Theater of Thought: A. W. Schlegel on Shakespeare, Modern Drama, and Romantic Criticism,” The University of Jena

2017 (February) “The Use of Philosophy,” College of Liberal Arts (Fagkritisk dag), The University of Oslo

2016 (December) “The Other Story: Women Philosopher’s in the Nineteenth-Century” (with Dalia Nassar), The Intellectual History Network, The University of Sydney

2016 (November) “Aesthetics: Some Reflections on Historical Scholarship and Challenges,” Sokratisk aften, IFIKK, The University of Oslo

2016 (September) “Epistemic Embarrassments? Dilthey on Biography and the Method of the Human Sciences,” The University of Vienna

2016 (September) “Ontology, Anthropology, and the Relevance of Hermeneutics: Historical Lines, Contemporary Possibilities,” Uppsala University

2016 (May) “Dramatizing History: Nietzschean Impulses in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler,” The University of Zürich

2016 (April) “Interpreting Hamlet: Shakespeare, Theater, and the Rewriting of Eighteen-Century Aesthetics,” The University of Mississippi/Mississippi State University

2015 (October) “Poetry, Embodiment, and the End of Art: A Herderian Story,” London Aesthetics Forum

2015 (October) “Poetry, Embodiment, and the End of Art: A Herderian Story,” SUNY, Buffalo

2015 (April) “Poetry, Embodiment, and the End of Art: A Herderian Story,” IFIKK, The University of Oslo

2015 (April) “Time for History: The Vikings at Helgeland and Hedda Gabler,” The Ibsen Center, the University of Oslo

2015 (March) “Challenging Tradition: Herder on Hebrew Poetry,” Romanticism and Literature, Department of Philosophy, University of Bonn

2015 (March) “Ontology, Anthropology, and the Relevance of Hermeneutics: Historical Lines, Contemporary Possibilities,” Department of Philosophy, CUNY, The Graduate Center

2014 (November) “Bildung, Enlightenment, Idealism,” The New York German Idealism Workshop Columbia and The New School for Social Research

2014 (September) “Anthropology, Ontology, and the Relevance of Hermeneutics: Historical Lines, Contemporary Possibilities,” Invited Plenary Speaker, North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics’ Annual Meeting

2014 (January) “The Relevance of Herder’s Hermeneutics,” University of Bonn

2013 (November) “Hermeneutics and Anthropology,” University of Sydney

2013 (October) “Understanding, History, and Tradition,” Boston University, Late Modern Colloquium

2013 (April) Norms of Freedom. Invited commentator. University of Illinois, Chicago

2012 (December) “Hermeneutics and Political Thought,” “Cosmopolitanism and the Modern University,” “Marxist Literary Theory and the Problem of Aesthetic Modernism” Ho Chi Minh National Political Academy, Hanoi

2012 (December) “The Modern University and the Ideal of Cosmopolitanism,” the National University, Hanoi

2012 (December) “The Modern University and the Ideal of Cosmopolitanism,” Ho Chi Minh Academy, Da Nang (Vietnam)

2013 (April) “Shakespeare and Philosophy,” The American Shakespeare Association, Boston

2012 (August) “Cosmopolitanism,” University of Oslo (invited public lecture for incoming students)

2012 (April) “Bildung and Enlightenment,” Seminar for Theory of Science, University of Oslo

2011 (November) “Bildung, Individuality, and Romanticism: Reconsidering the Landscape of Nineteenth-Century German Thought,” University of Chicago (Concepts of Bildung around 1800, The Franke Institute for the Humanities)

2011 (September) “Dilthey on Herder and Anthropological Hermeneutics,” Anthropologie und Geschichte (conference), Accademia di studi italo-tedeschi, Meran, Italy

2010 (November) Gadamer and Aesthetics. Department of Philosophy, Århus University, Denmark

2010 (November) “Understanding, Self-Understanding, and the Longing for Authenticity: Some Critical Reflections on Gadamer’s Notion of Tradition.” Freie Universität, Berlin

2010 (May) “Schleiermacher and Kierkegaard on Individuality and Bildung,” Department of Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian-Universität, München and Nordic Network for German Idealism

2010 (May) “The Hermeneutic Legacy of Herder’s Shakespeare Studies,” University of Oslo/Rosendal

2010 (April) “The Relevance of Romanticism,” round-table discussion, Villanova University

2009 (November) “Monument and Remembrance,” commentary, ASA annual meeting, Denver

2009 (August) “Existentialism, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics.” Three lectures presented at the Ho Chi Minh National Political Academy, Hanoi

2009 (July) “Gadamer and Davidson,” Department of Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin (Colloquium, Horstmann)

2008 (December) “Hegel and Modern Drama,” Department of Philosophy, Swarthmore College

2008 (November) “Ibsen and Hegel on Aesthetic Consciousness,” Ibsen,

Modernity, Conference at the Open University of Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China

2008 (October) “Gadamer and Davidson,” History of Science Conference, University of Pittsburgh

2008 (September) “Ibsen and Kierkegaard,” The Søren Kierkegaard Center|Centre for Ibsen Studies, Oslo

2008 (August) “Hermeneutics: Some Feminist Challenges,” Center for Gender Studies, University of Oslo

2008 (June) “Individuality and Aesthetic Genius: A Herderian Reconstruction,” Art and Expression-workshop, Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen

2008 (April) “The Use and Misuse of Romantic Hermeneutics,” paper presented at the Hermeneutics in the Era of German Idealism-conference, Temple University

2008 (April) “Herder’s Hermeneutics,” Herder, Music, Enlightenment-conference University of Pennsylvania

2007 (August) “Arendt and Heidegger on History and Tradition,” Center for Gender Studies, University of Oslo

2007 (November) “Ibsen on Hegel and the Beginning of Great Art,” Center for the Humanities, Temple University

2007 (June) “Gadamer on Herder, Schleiermacher, and the Beginnings of Hermeneutics,” Das neue Licht der Frühromantik, University of Bremen

2007 (March) “Ibsen on Hegel,” Department of German, University of Pennsylvania

2006 (December) “Herder, Schleiermacher, and the Beginnings of Hermeneutics,” Jesus College, Oxford (my talk cancelled due to illness)

2006 (October) “Truth and Method: The Anglophone Reception” Nordic Philosophy Symposium (Re-articulations of Reason), Rome

2006 (October) “Hegel and Ibsen on Self-Understanding and Understanding Others” The Supreme Ministry of Culture, Cairo

2006 (May) “Aesthetic and Political Humanism,” paper presented at a conference on Herder and anthropology, University of Oslo

2006 (February) “Beginners in Philosophy: Husserl and Heidegger on the Cartesian Legacy in Phenomenology,” Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University

2005 (April) “Reading Ibsen through Hegel,” Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago

2005 (February) “Hegel on Architecture” and “Hegel on Shakespeare,” two talks in the Department of Philosophy, University of Trondheim

2005 (November) “Being Cartesian: Heidegger on Descartes and Husserl,” Department of Philosophy, Temple University

2004 (April) “Reading Kant Hermeneutically: Gadamer and the third Critique,” Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago

2002 (May) “Heidegger and Descartes,” Department of Philosophy, University of Oslo

2000 (February) “Gadamer’s Philosophy of Art,” Department of Philosophy, University of Essex

1998 (April) “Heidegger’s Critique of Aesthetics,” Department of Philosophy, University of Essex

EDITORIAL WORK & BOARDS

2018- Editorial Board, The European Journal of Philosophy

2017 – Editorial Board, Cultura della Modernità, Book series with the Italian publishing house Edizioni ETS, Pisa

2015 – Editor, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Nineteenth-century. Co-edited with Bill Manders (Oxford) and Allen Wood (Indiana)

1999 – Co-editor of Agora, Journal of Philosophy, Aschehoug Publishing House. Oslo, Norway

2006 – K&K (Kultur og Klasse), Editorial Board, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001-2006 Member of the Editorial Board for the journal Samtiden, Aschehoug Publishing House. Oslo, Norway

1995-2000 Editor of the book series “Literary Palimpsest,” Pax Publishing House, Oslo Norway (with Mari Lending). 16 major works of modern literature, translated intoNorwegian. Sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council, Internationes (Germany), and others. Among the titles are works by Kraus, Beckett, Nabokov, Barthes, Bachmann, Bove, and Queneau

1992-1998 Editor of the philosophy book series “Palimpsest,” Pax PublishingHouse, Oslo, Norway (with Mari Lending). 18 major works in philosophy and cultural theory, translated into Norwegian. Sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council, Internationes (Germany), and others. Among the titles are works by Gracian, Vico, Burton, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Freud, Wittgenstein, Arendt, Benjamin, and Cavell

1992-1996 Editor of KritikkJournalen, the Scandinavian University Press’ annual journal of literary criticism

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