Alexandra Grieser

 Profile at Trinity College

Assistant Professor Alexandra Grieser has studied changing plausibility patterns of „immortality“ within modern European history of religion since romanticism. Currently, she devotes her research energy to the development of an aesthetics of knowledge as a comparative approach view upon the “religion and science” debate. Her future plans comprise an aesthetic analysis of “new universalisms” (Global aesthetics – Global religion?). She is currently speaker of the DFG working group. She hosted the 2013 conference in Groningen which laid the seeds for international expansion of the research network. It is her particular concern to engage the aesthetics of religion as a connective framework for theory building within the larger study of religion and culture.

Articles

“Aesthetics” and “Rhetoric”, in: K. von Stuckrad, R. Segal (eds.), Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, Leiden 2015, vol. 1, 14-23; vol. 3, 227-234
maginationen des Nichtwissens: Zur Hubble Space Imagery und den Figurationen des schönen Universums zwischen Wissenschaft, Kunst und Religion, in: A. Wilke, L. Traut, (eds), Religion – Imagination – Ästhetik: Vorstellungs- und Sinneswelten in Religion und Kultur, Göttingen 2015, 451-486
Erzählte Gemeinschaft. Zur Multi-Funktionalität kollektiver Narrative und der dynamischen Rolle von Religion, in: G. Brahier, D. Johannsen (eds.): Konstruktionsgeschichten. Narrationsbezogene Ansätze in der Religionsforschung, Würzburg 2013, 319-333
(A. Herrmann, K. Triplett) Museality as a Matrix of the Production, Reception, and Circulation of Knowledge Concerning Religion, Journal for Religion in Europe 4 (2011) 40-70
Religion als fascinans? Der Faszinationsbegriff in der Religionswissenschaft und die Interferenz von Faszinations- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, in: A. Hahnemann, B. Weyand (eds.): Faszination. Historische Konjunkturen und heuristische Tragweite eines Begriffs, Frankfurt 2009, 129-148