Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1997
    Professor at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Giessen University, Germany

  • 1997 – 2003
    Full professor of contemporary German literature at the University of Basel, Switzerland

  • Since 2003
    University professor of theatre and dance studies at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • Brandstetter, G., Fuller, L.: Tanz – Licht – Spiel – Art Nouveau. Freiburg, 1989.

  • Brandstetter, G.: Tanz-Lektüren. Körperbilder und Raumfiguren der Avantgarde. Frankfurt (Main), 1995.

  • Brandstetter, G., Völckers, H.: ReMembering the Body. Körperbilder in Bewegung. Ostfildern, 2000.

  • Brandstetter, G.: Erzählen und Wissen. Paradigmen und Aporien ihrer Inszenierungen in Goethes "Wahlverwandschaften". Bild-Sprung, Freiburg, 2003.

  • Brandstetter, G.: TanzTheaterBewegung im Wechsel der Medien. 2005.

  • Brandstetter, G., Klein, G.: Methoden der Tanzwissenschaft. Modellanalysen zu Pina Bauschs "Sacre du Printemps". Schwarm(E)Motion, 2007.

  • Brandstetter, G., Bradnl-Risi, B., van Eikels, K.: Bewegung zwischen Affekt und Masse. 2007.

  • Brandstetter, G., Wulf, C.: Tanz als Anthropologie. Munich, 2007.

  • Brandstetter, G., Peters, S., van Eikels, K.: Prognosen über Bewegungen. 2009.


Selected projects

  • Research project: Touch and stirring. "Movere" in dance, within the framework of the Excellence Cluster: Languages of Emotion, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), since 2008

  • Research project: Topographies of the fugitive, within the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 626: Aesthetic Experience, since 2007

  • Centre for Movement Research, within the framework of the Leibniz Programme, since 2005

  • Research project "The scene of the virtuoso" within the framework of the SFB 447 Cultures of the Performative, at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, since 2005

  • Research project "Iconic Criticism. The power and meaning of images" (eikones), National Centre of Competence in Research (NFS), with Prof. Gottfried Boehm, 2004 – 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Vice president of the Heinrich von Kleist Society

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) review board Art history, Musicology, and Theater, Film and Media Studies

  • Member of the special commission of the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

  • Jury member for the advisory board for general funding of projects by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

  • Member of the advisory board of the Japanese Society of German Studies

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