Alexander Draxl

PhD Student
Alexander Draxl

Alexander Draxl joined the German Department in Fall 2017, after studying Educational Sciences (BA, MA) and Psychology (BSc) at the University of Innsbruck and spending a semester as a visiting graduate student at the University of Alberta. His interests include psychoanalytic theory, Erste Kulturwissenschaft (Freud, Benjamin, and Warburg), Martin Heidegger (especially the History of Being), 20th and 21st century literature specializing in women’s writing, e.g. Ingeborg Bachmann, Christa Wolf, Elfriede Jelinek, and Marlene Streeruwitz. His current research focuses on philosophies of fate.


On Schicksal: The Return of Tragedy in Modernity

Brigid Doherty, Joseph Vogl