Kathrin Witter

PhD Student
Kathrin Witter

Kathrin Witter is writing her dissertation about Theodor W. Adorno and his negative dialectics in the GDR. Her MA thesis on the philosophies of Adorno and Walter Benjamin regarding their concepts of what they would sometimes call ‘micrology’ was mainly concerned with questions of truth and representation and the relation of philosophy and philology. Beyond this question she has worked and published on G.W.F. Hegel, literary realism and authors like Thomas Mann, Ingeborg Bachmann and Heiner Müller. Further research interests include German idealism and classicism and the ways in which their truth content may speak to our present. Kathrin joined the Princeton German Department in Fall 2018. She held a scholarship by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and a merit grant by the Princeton University Center for Human Values. The anthology “Ultima philosophia. Zur Transformation von Metaphysik nach Adorno” recently appeared with Neofelis.

Johannes Wankhammer