Dr. Kathrin Yacavone

Thyssen@KWI Fellow

Academic Career

since April 2022 – Thyssen@KWI International Fellow at the KWI Essen

2019 – 2022 – Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Universities of Constance and Cologne

2011 – 2019 – tenured Asistant Professor in French Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK

2010 – Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, UK

2008 – 2010 – Lecturer in History of Art and French Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK

2005 – 2008 – PhD in French Studies/Comparative Literature, University of Edinburgh, UK

2006 – 2007 – Doctoral Research at the École normale supériere, Paris, France

2000-2005 – Magister Artium, Free University of Berlin, Germany

2003 – 2004 – MSc in Comparative Literature, University of Edinburgh, UK


Research Interests

  • History and Theory of Photography
  • History of Collecting Photographs (‘Sammlungsgeschichte’)
  • French Literature and Culture (19th–21st centuries)
  • European Literary and Cultural History and Theory
  • Intermediality and Mediahistory

Selected Publications

Monographs

Photography, Portraiture, and Intermedial Authorship in Nineteenth-Century France (under contract with Amsterdam University Press; forthcoming 2022/23)

Benjamin, Barthes and the Singularity of Photography (New York and London: Continuum, 2012). [2013: revised paperback reprint; 2015: Benjamin, Barthes ve Fotoğrafin Tekilliği, Istanbul: Hayalperest publisher (Turkish translation; 2017: Benjamin, Barthes y la Singularidad de la Fotografía, Barcelona: Alpha Decay publisher (Spanish translation)].

 

Edited volumes

Erinnerung, Erzählung, Erkundung: Fotoalben im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert, ed. with Bernd Stiegler, guest-edited issue of Fotogeschichte. Beiträge zur Geschichte und Ästhetik der Fotografie, vol. 42.165 (2022) (in press).

Künstlerische Kollaborationen. Zu Praxis und Ästhetik der Zusammenarbeit / Artistic Collaborations: The Practice and Aesthetics of Working Together, ed. with Ines Barner and Anja Schürmann, guest-edited issue of Journal of Literary Theory, vol. 16.1 (2022).

Norm und Form: Fotoalben im 19. Jahrhundert, ed. with Bernd Stiegler, guest-edited issue of Fotogeschichte. Beiträge zur Geschichte und Ästhetik der Fotografie, vol. 41.161 (2021).

La Portraitomanie: Intermediality and the Portrait in 19th-century France, ed. with Érika Wicky, guest-edited issue of L’Esprit créateur, vol. 59.1, Johns Hopkins University Press (March 2019).

Photography in Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures, special issue of Nottingham French Studies, vol. 53.2, Edinburgh University Press (July 2014).