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Dr Hjördis Becker-Lindenthal

Dr Hjördis Becker-Lindenthal

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Affiliated Lecturer


Office Phone: 01223 763015

Biography:

I took up my current appointment in September 2018. Before I worked as Research Associate to the Norris-Hulse Professor Sarah Coakley.

From 2009–2011, I served as Research and Teaching Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the Department of Philosophy, Christian Albrechts University Kiel (CAU), Germany. I studied Philosophy, German Literature and Scandinavistic before finishing my doctorate in Philosophy at CAU in 2014 with a work on Kierkegaard in the context of Young Hegelianism, analysing Kierkegaard’s concept of repetition and the emergence of a performative philosophy out of 19th century’s cultural and metaphysical crisis.

As visiting fellow at Harvard University in 2012, I became fascinated by medieval mysticism and its repercussions in modern philosophy and theology. My current research investigates Kierkegaard's reception of Rheno-Flemish Mysticism, particularly the sermons of Johannes Tauler.

Subject area and speciality

Philosophy of Religion specialists:

Research Interests

Søren Kierkegaard, Vernacular Medieval Mysticism, Intellectual History, philosophical and theological approaches towards the Anthropocene, Literature & Philosophy/Theology

Teaching

TRIPOS: B10 (God, Freedom and the Soul), B11 (Ethics and Faith: The Good), C11 (Metaphysics)

MPhil: Facing the Environmental Future: Theology in the Anthropocene (together with Dr Simone Kotva)

Other Professional Activities

I served as editorial secretary of the academic journal Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie, and I am a constituting member of the section Kulturphilosophie und Kulturtheorie of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (KGW).

Key Publications

Monograph

Kierkegaard's Reception of Rheno-Flemish Mysticism (in progress)

Die Wiederholung der Philosophie. Kierkegaards Kulturkritik und ihre Folgen. De Gruyter (Kierkegaard Studies Monograph Series, Vol. 32): Berlin and Boston 2015.

 

Articles

  • A Promise Kept, a Self Repeated? Reading Gjentagelsen with Ricœur. Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 2017, 379-393.
  • Mirroring God. Reflections of Meister Eckhart’s Thought in Kierkegaard’s Authorship. Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 2012, 3-24.
  • From "Weltanschauung" to "Livs-Anskuelse": Kierkegaard’s Existential Philosophy. Humana.Mente – Journal of Philosophical Studies 18 (2011), 1-18.
  • Heibergs "Volk und Publikum". Die Menschenmenge und die Aufgabe des Intellektuellen. Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie 4.2 (2010), 359-368.
  • Die Bühne auf der Bühne. Kierkegaards Philosophie des Einzelnen als Kulturkritik göttlicher Provenienz. Psycho-Logik. Jahrbuch für Psychotherapie, Philosophie und Kultur 5 (2010), 202-217.

Chapters in Books

  • Sokrates im Anthropozän. Gedanken zum Menschenmöglichen im Ausgang von Blumenberg und Valéry, in: Paul Valéry: Für eine Epistemologie der Potentialität. Ed. by Pablo Valdivia Orozco and Andrea Allerkamp. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017, 155–173.

  • What the Soufflé Girl Could Teach Descartes: On Self-Illusion, Self-Creation, and an Insanely Free Will, in: More Doctor Who and Philosophy. Ed. by Courtland Lewis and Paula Smithka. Open Court Publishing (Popular Culture and Philosophy Series): Chicago 2015, 119-127.
  • Gadfly. Kierkegaard’s Relation to Socrates, in: Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception, Resources. Volume 16: Kierkegaard’s Literary Figures and Motifs. Ed. by Katalin Nun and Jon Stewart. Aldershot/Burlington: Ashgate 2014, 259-277.
  • Common Man, in: Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception, Resources. Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts. Ed. by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald and Jon Stewart. Aldershot/Burlington: Ashgate 2014, 11-16.
  • Kulturkritik, in: Handbuch Kulturphilosophie. Ed. by Ralf Konersmann. Stuttgart: Metzler 2012, 46-53.

Translations

  • Johan Ludvig Heiberg: "Volk und Publikum", in: Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie 2010 (2), 349-358.
  • Johannes Tauler, „On the Imago Dei and the Essential Conversions – a Translation of sermon V.56“ (together with Evan King), in Noesis 2, 2015, 90–100.

Other Publications

  • Students’ Impression Management in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): An Opportunity for Existential Learning?, in: Journal for Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) 11.4 (2015), 320-329.

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