Renée SteffenPhD candidate
M.A. History and Philosophy of Knowledge at the ETH Zurich, completed with a thesis in Philosophy on the tension between inner experience and communicative reason (2012-2017). Interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree at the University of Lucerne, completed with a thesis in Sociology on the Philosophy and Cultural History of Kitsch (2008-2011).
The impossible experience of moving images.
Attempts to a film phenomenology following Georges Bataille.
The PhD project explores the relationship between Georges Bataille and film. It examines the meaning of film within Bataille's work, but also its significance for different cinematic works and approaches from film theory. The dissertation will consider both philosophical and historical perspectives.