Annette Wilke

 Profile at University Münster

Prof. Annette Wilke’s main areas of interest within the field of aesthetics of religion lie in language and sound in Hinduism, goddess representations, Tantric ritual and techniques of imagination, and Hindu temples and festival culture in the diaspora. She presently works on media and mediations of contemporary Advaita-Vedanta and the shaping of global Hinduism. She has also researched Indian aesthetic theories as well as religion and museum. She is a founding member of the DFG working group, has published widely on the subject and she is co-editor of the joint volume on imagination.


(O. Moebus) Sound and Communication: An Aesthetic Cultural History of Sanskrit Hinduism, Berlin/New York 2011 (with music CD)

Edited volumes

(E.M. Guggenmos) Im Netz des Indra: Das Museum of World Religions (Taipeh), sein buddhistisches Dialogkonzept und die neue Disziplin Religionsästhetik. Münster 2008
(L. Traut, eds.): Religion – Imagination – Ästhetik. Vorstellungs- und Sinneswelten in Religion und Kultur. Göttingen 2014


Tamil Hindu Festival Culture in Germany, in: U. Hüsken, A. Michaels (eds.): Hindu Festivals on the Move, Wiesbaden 2013, 369-395
Re-coding the Natural and Animating the Imaginary: Kaula body practices in the Paraśurāma-Kalpasūtra, ritual transfers and the politics of representation. In: I. Keul (ed.): Transformations and Transfers of Tantra in Asia and Beyond, Berlin/New York 2012, 19-76