Anja Kirsch

 Profile at University of Basel

Dr. Anja Kirsch specializes in the narrative relation of religion and the secular. Her research interests include the aesthetics of the secular, narrative efficacy and plausibility in literary aesthetics, and the relation between religion and narrative in film/media. Together with Dirk Johannsen she will host the second AESToR.NET meeting, a conference on Narrative Cultures and the Aesthetics of Religion at the University of Oslo.



Weltanschauung als Erzählkultur. Zur Konstruktion von Religion und Sozialismus in Staatsbürgerkundeschulbüchern der DDR. Göttingen 2016


,Religion‘ als Stilmittel der Fantastik – Eine wirkungstheoretische Betrachtung der Fernsehserie Lost. [’Religion’ as a Stylistic Device. An Aesthetic Response Approach to the TV Show Lost.] In: Mohr, Hubert/Mohn, Jürgen (eds.): Die Medien der Religion. Zurich 2015, 197-224 (with Dirk Johannsen)