dr. Kári Driscoll
K.Driscoll@uu.nl
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Profiel

Kári Driscoll is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He holds a BA in Modern Languages from Wadham College, Oxford, and a PhD in German from Columbia University. His research focuses on the poetics of animality, i.e. on intersections between the “question of the animal” and the question of language and representation. He has published on Franz Kafka, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Luigi Pirandello, and Richard Wagner. His work has appeared in The Journal of Literary Theory, Tierstudien, Recherches Germaniques, The Journal of the Kafka Society of America and The German Quarterly, as well as in several edited collections in German and in English. His essay “(A) Is for Animal: Speech and Voice in Ovid and Kafka” was included in the Norton Critical Edition of Kafka’s Metamorphosis (2015). He is the editor, with Eva Hoffmann, of What Is Zoopoetics? – Texts, Bodies, Entanglement (Palgrave Macmillan); with Kiene Brillenburg Wurth and Jessica Pressman of Book Presence in a Digital Age (Bloomsbury); and, with Susanne C. Knittel, of “Memory after Humanism,” a special issue of Parallax—all forthcoming in 2017. In addition to his scholarly activities, he is also an award-winning translator. He has translated novels by Martin Mosebach and Heinz Helle. His translation of Hans Blumenberg’s Lions is forthcoming with Seagull Books.

Strategische thema's / focusgebieden
Wetenschappelijke expertises
Duitse literatuur
Animal studies
posthumanisme
Franz Kafka
literair vertalen

Book Presence in a Digital Age, ed. Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, Kári Driscoll, and Jessica Pressman (New York: Bloomsbury, 2018)

Hans Blumenberg, “Lions”, translated by Kári Driscoll (London: Seagull Books, 2018)

What Is Zoopoetics? – Texts, Bodies, Entanglement. Edited by Kári Driscoll and Eva Hoffmann (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

Susanne C. Knittel and Kári Driscoll, eds. “Memory after Humanism,” spec. issue of Parallax vol. 23, no. 4 (2017)

Heinz Helle, “Euphoria”, translated by Kári Driscoll (London: Serpent’s Tail, 2017)

Heinz Helle, “Superabundance”, translated by Kári Driscoll (London: Serpent’s Tail, 2016)

Martin Mosebach, “What Was Before”, translated by Kári Driscoll (London: Seagull Books, 2014)
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Curriculum vitae

Education

2014: Ph.D. in German (with distinction), Dept. of Germanic Languages, Columbia University
Dissertation: Toward a Poetics of Animality: Hofmannsthal, Rilke, Pirandello, Kafka

2009: M.Phil. in German, Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University

2007: M.A. in German, Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University

2003: B.A. (1st class hons) in Modern Languages (German/Italian), Wadham College, Oxford University

Employment

2017–present: Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Dept. of Languages, Literature and Communication, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

2013–2017: Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Dept. of Languages, Literature and Communication, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.


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Sleutelpublicaties

Driscoll, Kári & Hoffmann, Eva (2018). What Is Zoopoetics? Texts, Bodies, Entanglement. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Driscoll, Kári & Knittel, Susanne C. (18-10-2017). Memory after Humanism. Parallax, 23 (4).

Driscoll, K. (2015). (A) Is for Animal - Speech and Voice in Ovid and Kafka. In M. Anderson (Eds.), The Metamorphosis (pp. 184-196) (12 p.). New York: W. W. Norton.

Driscoll, K. (10-09-2015). The Sticky Temptation of Poetry. Journal of Literary Theory, 9 (2), (pp. 212-229) (18 p.).

Alle publicaties
  2018 - Boeken
Blumenberg, Hans & Driscoll, Kári (2018). Lions. London: Seagull Books.
  2018 - Boekredactie
Brillenburg Wurth, Kiene, Driscoll, Kári & Pressman, Jessica (2018). Book Presence in a Digital Age. New York: Bloomsbury.
Driscoll, Kári & Hoffmann, Eva (2018). What Is Zoopoetics? Texts, Bodies, Entanglement. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2018 - Boekdelen / hoofdstukken
Driscoll, K. & van de Ven, Inge (28-06-2018). Book Presence and Feline Absence - A Conversation with Mark Z. Danielewski. In Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, Kári Driscoll & Jessica Pressman (Eds.), Book Presence in a Digital Age (pp. 145-160). New York: Bloomsbury.
  2018 - Artikelen
Driscoll, Kári (2018). Second Glance at the Panther, or: What Does It Mean to Read Zoopoetically?. Frame: Tijdschrift voor Literatuurwetenschap, 31 (1).
  2017 - Boekdelen / hoofdstukken
Driscoll, K. (2017). Fearful Symmetries - Pirandello’s Tiger and the Resistance to Metaphor. In Dominik Ohrem & Roman Bartosch (Eds.), Beyond the Human–Animal Divide - Creaturely Lives in Literature, Culture, and History (pp. 283-305). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Driscoll, K. (2017). Parrhesia. In Mercedes Bunz, Birgit Kaiser & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Symptoms of the Planetary Condition - A Critical Vocabulary (pp. 85-90). Lüneburg: Meson Press.
Driscoll, K. (2017). World. In Mercedes Bunz, Birgit Kaiser & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Symptoms of the Planetary Condition - A Critical Vocabulary (pp. 251-256). Lüneburg: Meson Press.
  2017 - Artikelen
Driscoll, K. & Knittel, Susanne C. (18-10-2017). Introduction: Memory after Humanism. Parallax, 23 (4), (pp. 379-383) (5 p.).
  2017 - Boekbesprekingen
  2017 - Special issue
Driscoll, Kári & Knittel, Susanne C. (18-10-2017). Memory after Humanism. Parallax, 23 (4).
  2017 - Workshop, seminar, course
Driscoll, K. (20-09-2017 20-06-2018) Organiser Interpretation Today (20-09-2017 - 15-06-2018)
Driscoll, K. (06-07-2017) Organiser Looking at Animals Looking: Illusion, Imitation, Zoopoetics Utrecht (06-07-2017 - 09-07-2017) ACLA Annual Meeting
  2017 - Editorial activity
Driscoll, K. (18-10-2017) Guest editor Parallax (Journal) Special Issue, “Memory after Humanism”
  2017 - Invited talk
Driscoll, K. (15-02-2017) Keynote speaker Futures of Memory Leeds (15-02-2017) Memory after Humanism
Driscoll, K. (07-04-2017) Invited speaker University of Bucharest Memory after Humanism: Vulnerability, Disability, Species
Driscoll, K. (26-11-2017) Invited speaker The Zoo and the Anthropocene Amsterdam (26-11-2017) Rilke’s “Panther” Revisited
  2017 - Oral presentation
Driscoll, K. (08-02-2017) Invited speaker The Human–Animal Line Prague (07-02-2017 - 09-02-2017) “Une langue ou une musique inouïe, assez inhumaine…”: Narrative Voice and the Question of the Animal.
  2016 - Boeken
Helle, Heinz & Driscoll, Kári (2016). Superabundance. London: Serpent's Tail.
  2016 - Boekbesprekingen
Driscoll, K. (2016). Das Gedicht als multi-Spezies Ereignis - Rezension von Aaron Moe: Zoopoetics: Animals and the Making of Poetry. Tierstudien, 2016 (9), (pp. 191-192) (2 p.).
  2016 - Workshop, seminar, course
Driscoll, K. (19-05-2016) Organiser Memory, Posthumanism, and the Anthropocene Utrecht (19-05-2016)
Driscoll, K. (17-03-2016) Organiser Posthumanist Vocality Cambridge (17-03-2016 - 20-03-2016) ACLA Seminar
  2016 - Invited talk
Driscoll, K. (12-10-2016) Invited speaker Texts, Animals, Environments. Zoopoetics and Environmental Poetics Hannover (12-10-2016 - 14-10-2016) “Il n’y a pas de chats”: Some Types of Feline Absence
Driscoll, K. (30-06-2016 30-07-2016) Invited speaker Animal Mimesis: Intersections of Aesthetics and Anthropology Munich (30-06-2016 - 01-07-2016) The Blood of the Animal: Metaphor, Mimesis, and the Origin of Poetry
  2016 - Oral presentation
Driscoll, K. (09-05-2016) Invited speaker Comparative Literature Seminar Utrecht (09-05-2016) "Il n'y a pas de chats”: Modernism and the Question of the Animal
Driscoll, K. (18-03-2016) Invited speaker American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting Cambridge, MA (17-03-2016 - 20-03-2016) “Une langue ou une musique inouïe, assez inhumaine...”: Narrative Voice and the Question of the Animal
Driscoll, K. (25-11-2016) Invited speaker Animal Encounters Erlangen (25-11-2016 - 27-11-2016) A Lick and a Promise: Rilke's Dogs
Driscoll, K. (04-12-2016) Invited speaker Thinking Through the Future of Memory Amsterdam (03-12-2016 - 05-12-2016) Towards a Post-Humanist Memory Studies
  2015 - Boekdelen / hoofdstukken
Driscoll, K. (2015). (A) Is for Animal - Speech and Voice in Ovid and Kafka. In M. Anderson (Eds.), The Metamorphosis (pp. 184-196) (12 p.). New York: W. W. Norton.
Driscoll, K. (2015). „Ohne Ergebnis wurde die Kralle wohl niemals angesetzt“ - Überlegungen zu Kafkas Zoopoetik. In Harald Neumeyer & Wilko Steffens (Eds.), Kafkas narrative Verfahren / Kafkas Tiere (pp. 29-53) (24 p.). Königshausen & Neumann.
Driscoll, K. (2015). Die Wurzel aller Poesie: Hofmannsthals Zoopoetik, das Tieropfer und die Sprachkrise. In C. Ortlieb, P. Ramponi & J. Willner (Eds.), Das Tier als Medium und Obsession. - Zur Politik des Wissens von Mensch und Tier um 1900 (pp. 153-191) (38 p.). Berlin: Neofelis Verlag.
  2015 - Artikelen
Driscoll, K. (06-07-2015). Animals, Mimesis, and the Origin of Language. Recherches Germaniques, Hors-série No. 10, (pp. 173-194) (22 p.).
Driscoll, K. (10-09-2015). The Sticky Temptation of Poetry. Journal of Literary Theory, 9 (2), (pp. 212-229) (18 p.).
  2015 - Workshop, seminar, course
Driscoll, K. (26-03-2015) Organiser What Is Zoopoetics? Seattle (26-03-2015 - 28-03-2015) ACLA Annual Meeting
  2015 - Oral presentation
Driscoll, K. (26-03-2015) Invited speaker American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting Seattle (26-03-2015 - 28-03-2015) The Sticky Temptation of Poetry
  2014 - Boeken
Mosebach, Martin & Driscoll, Kári (2014). What Was Before. (248 p.). London: Seagull Books.
  2014 - Artikelen
Driscoll, K. (2014). The Enemy Within: Zoopoetics in “Erinnerungen an die Kaldabahn”. Journal of the Kafka Society of America, 35/36, (pp. 23-35) (13 p.).
  2014 - Oral presentation
Driscoll, K. (18-07-2014) Invited speaker Reading Animals. An International English Studies Conference University of Sheffield (18-01-2014) The Animality of the Text: Kafka’s Zoopoetics
  2013 - Boekdelen / hoofdstukken
Driscoll, K. (2013). Copia Nostri. Das Echo eines literarischen Ich im »Ausflug ins Gebirge«. In H. Neumeyer & W. Steffens (Eds.), Kafkas <i>Betrachtung</i> / Kafka interkulturell (pp. 73-85) (13 p.). Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.
  2013 - Artikelen
Driscoll, K. (2013). »Das war eine Tierstimme« – Metamorphosen der Stimme bei Ovid und Kafka. Tierstudien, 4, (pp. 25-35) (11 p.).
  2012 - Invited talk
Driscoll, K. (07-12-2012) Invited speaker Das Tier als Medium. Zur Politik des Wissens von Mensch und Tier in Literatur, Wissenschaft und Okkultismus um 1900 (Institut für Komparatistik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) (07-01-2012) Fearful Symmetries: Pirandello’s Tiger and the Resistance to Metaphor
Driscoll, K. (03-12-2012) Invited speaker Comparative Literature Seminar Universiteit Utrecht (03-01-2012) Toward a Poetics of Animality
  2012 - Oral presentation
Driscoll, K. (14-06-2012) Invited speaker Literaturwissenschaftliches Kolloquium: Cultural and Literary Animal Studies (CLAS) (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg) (14-01-2012) »Die Wurzel aller Poesie«. Sprachskepsis, Tieropfer und die erste Metapher
Driscoll, K. (05-07-2012) Invited speaker Second International Minding Animals Conference: Building Bridges between Science, the Humanities and Ethics Utrecht (05-01-2012) The First Metaphor: Animal Sacrifice and the Crisis of Representation
  2011 - Artikelen
Driscoll, K. (2011). Copia Nostri: Echoes of a Poetic Self in Kafka’s “Der Ausflug ins Gebirge”. The German Quarterly, 84 (3), (pp. 275-291) (17 p.).
  2011 - Oral presentation
Driscoll, K. (26-11-2011) Invited speaker »Kafkas narrative Verfahren« – Internationale Tagung der Deutschen Kafka-Gesellschaft e.V. (Marburg) (26-01-2011) »Ohne Ergebnis wurde die Kralle wohl niemals angesetzt«: Überlegungen zu Kafkas Zoopoetik
Driscoll, K. (16-10-2011) Invited speaker Second Annual European Conference for Critical Animal Studies Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (16-01-2011) A Lick and a Promise
  2010 - Oral presentation
Driscoll, K. (03-04-2010) Invited speaker ACLA Annual Meeting: Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms New Orleans (03-01-2010) Fearful Symmetries: Pirandello’s Tiger and the Resistance to Metaphor
  2008 - Oral presentation
Driscoll, K. (11-04-2008) Invited speaker Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 39th Annual Convention (Buffalo, NY) (11-01-2008) “Ist dies das Rosenfest, das du versprachst?” The Violence of Misspeaking in Kleist’s Penthesilea
Driscoll, K. (20-07-2008) Invited speaker »Betrachtung« – Internationale Tagung der Deutschen Kafka-Gesellschaft e.V. (Heidelberg) (20-01-2008) Copia Nostri: Das Echo eines literarischen Ich in Kafkas »Ausflug ins Gebirge«
  0 - Prize (including medals and awards)
Driscoll, K. 2010 Recipient AATG/German Quarterly Graduate Student Essay Award AATG
Driscoll, K. 2011 Recipient Frederick and Grace Gutekunst Prize for Young Translators Goethe Institut
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Project:
Reading Zoos in the Age of the Anthropocene
01-02-2018 tot 31-01-2021
Algemene projectbeschrijving 

The zoo has always been the paradigmatic site for human-animal encounters in modernity. Authors, artists, and filmmakers have long been drawn to this space as a source of inspiration and as a means for reflecting on social, political, and global issues. In the past two decades, public awareness of the negative human impact on the planet, notably climate change and mass extinctions, has been growing. Scientists argue we have entered a new era in the history of the planet: the “Anthropocene”. During the same period, the zoo has become a focal point for a new wave of literary and cinematic representations which reflect the fears and uncertainties about the future, but also seek to imagine alternative scenarios. This project takes these representations as a lens through which to explore how the relationship between humans and the natural world is changing in the age of the Anthropocene.
Existing studies of zoos tend to revolve around the historical circumstances of their development, changing approaches to zoo design, and their future as “arks” for endangered species. Studies that look at the cultural imaginary of the zoo concentrate largely on 19th and early-20th century representations. There is as yet no transnational study of literary and cinematic representations of zoos that extends into the 21st century and is informed by recent theoretical and philosophical approaches in human–animal studies and ecocriticism. Focusing on Europe and North America, my project will 1) assemble an archive of recent and contemporary texts, films, and artworks revolving around zoos, 2) provide a qualitative and comparative analysis of a representative sample of these texts, and 3) further develop the theoretical and conceptual tools necessary for a better understanding of how literature and culture play an active role in shaping the relationship between humans and the natural world.

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