Chair
Literature and Comparative Media
Date of appointment 01.04.2014
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Dr. Kiene Brillenburg Wurth is full professor of Literature and Comparative Media at the University of Utrecht and Kiene's research focuses on: literature and (new) media; creativity and creative thinking in education; music; aesthetic theory; intermediality in the modern and post-modern age. She is the author of Musically Sublime (New York: Fordham UP, 2009), and (with Ann Rigney) Het leven van teksten. Een Inleiding in de literatuurwetenschap (Amsterdam UP, 2006, 2008). She is editor of Book Presence in a Digital Age (Bloomsbury 2018), Between Page and Screen: Remaking Literature Through Cinema and Cyberspace (Fordham/Oxford UP 2012), and of the special issue on Literature and the Material Turn for Comparative Literature (2018). Her inaugural address Het schrijven aan de wand: literatuur in de toekomst was held and published in 2015. Kiene has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and volumes on literature and new media, intermediality, music, and music philosophy. She is also co-founder and co-chair of the Utrecht-based Platform for Creativity in Education. Between June 2011-June 2016 she was project leader of the NWO funded research project Back to the Book.

Kiene teaches MA courses on literature and digitality, and BA courses on literary theory and intermediality (literature, film, and music).
 

Involved in the following study programme(s)
Scientific expertise
literature and (new) media
music

Book Presence in a Digital Age

Between page and Screen: Remaking Literature Through Cinema and Cyberspace

Musically Sublime

The life of Texts
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Kiene Brillenburg Wurth is profile professor of Literature and Comparative Media at Utrecht University and Head of Humanities at Utrecht University College. She gained both her MA and her Phd degree cum laude, and started out as an assistant professor at Utrecht University in 2001. Between September 2009 and June 2011, she worked as a senior researcher on a joint project on satire and intermediality. Between August 2010-August 2011 she was a visiting scholar at the Comparative Literature Department at Harvard University. Between June 2011-June 2016 she was project leader of the NWO-funded research project Back to the Book: Analog Literature in a Digital Age. Her books include Book Presence in a Digital Age (London: Bloomsbury), Between Page and Screen: Remaking Literature Through Cinema and Cyberspace (NY: Fordham UP/Oxford UP), Musically Sublime (NY: Fordham UP), and with Ann Rigney, Het leven van teksten (Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP), an introductory text on Literary Studies. She has published widely in peer-reviewed volumes and journals and is co-editor with Jessica Pressman of the special issue Literature and the Material Turn (summer 2018) for Comparative Literature. She is also editor of the special issue Paradoxes of Creativity for Journal of Creative Behaviour (2018).

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All publications
  2018 - Book editorship
Brillenburg Wurth, Kiene, Driscoll, Kári & Pressman, Jessica (2018). Book Presence in a Digital Age. New York: Bloomsbury.
  2018 - Book parts / chapters
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2018). Book Presence. Book Presence in a Digital Age (pp. 1) (19 p.). New York: Bloomsbury.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2018). The Demediation of Writing: Literature and the Imaginary. Book Presence in a Digital Age (15 p.). New York: Bloomsbury.
  2018 - Articles
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2018). The Creativity Paradox - The Creativity Paradox. Journal of Creative Behavior (6 p.).
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2018). The Material Turn in Comparative Literature - An Introduction. Comparative Literature, 70 (3), (pp. 247-263) (17 p.).
  2017 - Book parts / chapters
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2017). Creation. In Birgit Kaiser, Kathrin Thiele & Mercedes Bunz (Eds.), Symptoms of the Planetary Condition - : A Critical Vocabulary (pp. 37-42) (5 p.). Lüneburg: Meson Press.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2017). Creative Writing. In Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Lasse Horne Kjældgaard, Lis Møller, Lilian Munk Rösing, Peter Simonsen & Dan Ringgaard (Eds.), Literature - An Introduction to Theory and Analysis (pp. 373-384) (11 p.). New York: Bloomsbury.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2017). Grotesque Animal Flesh. In Bettina Papenburg (Eds.), Gender - Laughter (12 p.). Macmillan.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2017). Remediation. In Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Lasse Horne Kjældgaard, Lis Møller, Lilian Munk Rösing, Peter Simonsen & Dan Ringgaard (Eds.), Literature - An Introduction to Theory and Analysis (pp. 327-338) (11 p.). New York: Bloomsbury.
  2017 - Conference
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (06.07.2017) Organiser ACLA Annual Conference 2017 Utrecht (06.07.2017 - 09.07.2017) First-ever ACLA conference outside the US in Utrecht University, 2500 participants
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (30.03.2017) Organiser UPCE conference 2017: Empowering creativity in Education Utrecht (30.03.2017 - 31.03.2017)
  2017 - Membership of committee
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2017 2018) Member Member of NWO committee Free Competition in the Humanities (External organisation)
  2016 - Conference
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (18.03.2016) Organiser Charisma of the Book Abu Dhabi (18.03.2016 - 19.03.2016) International conference organised on charisma's of the book with artists, book designers, book hitorians, members of the Arab literature library, comparative literary scholars, and including an exhibition featuring works by Irma Boom, DougBeube, and
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (29.01.2016) Organiser Empowering creativity in education Utrecht (29.01.2016)
  2016 - Membership of committee
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. () Member Member of selection committee for 3 full professorships (Westerdijk) at Tilburg University (External organisation)
  2015 - Book parts / chapters
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2015). Absolutely Fabulous - Satire, the Body, and the Female Grotesque. In Marijke Meijer Drees (Eds.), The Power of Satire - The Power of Satire (pp. 197-206) (9 p.). John Benjamins.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2015). Back to the Beat - Silent Orality in Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries. Thresholds of Listening - Sound, technics, listening (pp. 192-206) (14 p.).
  2015 - Inaugural speech
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2015). Het schrijven aan de wand: literatuur in de toekomst. (32 p.). Utrcht: Utrecht University.
  2015 - Conference
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (25.11.2015) Participant International COnference Tex/tures Paris (24.11.2015)
  2015 - Invited talk
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (06.11.2015) Invited speaker University of Konstanz Experimental Literature in the Digital Age
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (29.05.2015) Invited speaker Oratie Utrecht, The Netherlands (04.01.2002) Het schrijven aan de wand: literatuur in de toekomst
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (11.12.2015) Invited speaker VAL (Vereniging Algemene Literatuurwetenschap) Brussels (11.12.2015) Reframing Creativity Through Experimental Literature
  2015 - Membership of network
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (02.04.2015) Member Play / Perform / Participate - ISIS Conference #2 (Event) Advisory Board to ISIS international conference Play Perform Participate
  2014 - Articles
Brillenburg Wurth, Kiene (11.07.2014). Diffraction, Handwriting and Intra-Mediality in Louise Paillé's Livres-livres. Parallax, 20 (3), (pp. 258-273) (15 p.).
Brillenburg Wurth, Kiene (30.12.2014). The Dis-Appearance of Writing. Literature and the Imaginary. Image [&] Narrative, 15 (4), (pp. 70-79) (10 p.).
  2014 - Hosting an academic visitor
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (26.05.2014) Host Jeffrey Schnapp
  2013 - Articles
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (04.09.2013). Berichten uit een schriftloze samenleving. De groene Amsterdammer, (pp. 54-57) (3 p.).
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2013). Re-vision as Remediation - Hypermediacy and Translation in Anne Carson’s Nox. Image [&] Narrative, 14 (4), (pp. 20-33).
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W., Espi, S R & van de Ven, I.G.M. (2013). Visual Text and Media Divergence - Analog Literary Writing in a Digital Age.. European Journal of English Studies, 17 (3), (pp. 92-108) (18 p.).
  2013 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2013). The Bodies of Henri Chopin. In Andrew & Keith Clark & Chapin (Eds.), Speaking of Music, (pp. 192-211) (20 p.). New York: Fordham UP.
  2013 - Invited talk
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (18.01.2013) Invited speaker International Conference The Power of Satire, Utrecht University Utrecht University (18.01.2013) “Absolutely Fabulous, Satire, and the Grotesque”
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (19.11.2013) Invited speaker International conference Le sujet digital Paris 8, VIncennes Saint Denis (19.01.2013) “Digital Subjects, Digital Losses: Memory, Forgetting, and the Future of Writing”
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (26.09.2013) Invited speaker keynote address international conference Intersemiotic Translation, Lodz Lodz (26.01.2013) “Intermediality, Illegibility, and the Future of Writing”
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (22.07.2013) Invited speaker ICLA conference Parijs (22.01.2013) “New Materialities in Contemporary Literature”
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (18.04.2013) Invited speaker Comparative Literature Seminar Universiteit Utrecht (18.01.2013) “Page and Screen: Anne Carson’s Nox”
  2012 - Books
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. & Rigney, A. (2012). Het leven van teksten. Een inleiding tot de literatuurwetenschap. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (vierde herziene druk), Vierde druk.
  2012 - Book editorship
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2012). Between Page and Screen. Remaking Literature Through Cinema and Cyberspace. (352 p.). New York: Fordham University Press/Oxford University Press.
  2012 - Articles
van de Ven, I.G.M. & Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2012). Posthumously Speaking: Thanatography in a Posthuman Age. Frame: Tijdschrift voor Literatuurwetenschap, 25, (pp. 47-65) (19 p.).
  2012 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2012). Flowers, Skin, and Soul. In Heide Hatry (Eds.), Not A Rose New York, Milan: CHARTA.
  2012 - Invited talk
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (05.11.2012) Invited speaker Comparative Literature Seminar Universiteit Utrecht (05.01.2012) “Monuments to the Past, Monuments to the Book: Fabulated Histories in the Photonovellas of Kahn & Sellesnick”,
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (11.07.2012) Invited speaker Derrida Today Conference Irvine, CA (11.01.2012) Erasure Texts: Derrida and Literary Reading in a Digital Age
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (28.05.2012) Invited speaker Book Presence in a Digital Age (Utrecht University) (28.01.2012) Media Divergence: Handwriting and Erasure in Artist’s Books
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (07.11.2012) Invited speaker NICA Seminar Remediation and Reinvention: LIterature, Science, and Media Machines Amsterdam (07.01.2012)
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (08.12.2012) Invited speaker Terra Critica Workshop Utrecht University (08.01.2012) OVERWRITING: A Critique of Writing; or, Words Becoming Flash
  2012 - Membership of committee
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2012) Chair International Conference Book Presence in a Digital Age (Event) Chief Organizer International Conference Book Presence in a Digital Age
  2011 - Articles
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2011). Posthumanities and Post-textualities: Reading The Raw Shark Texts and Woman's World. Comparative Literature, 63 (2), (pp. 119-141) (22 p.).
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2011). Spitting Image and Pre-Televisual Political Satire - Graphics and Puppets to Screens. Image [&] Narrative, 12 (3), (pp. 113-136) (23 p.).
  2011 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2011). Cinematography as a Literary Concept in the (Post)Modern Age. In CAW Brillenburg Wurth (Eds.), Between Page and Screen. Remaking LIterature Through Cinema and Cyberspace (pp. 1-23) (23 p.). New York: Fordham University Press / Oxford University Press.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2011). Introduction to: Between Page and Screen. In CAW Brillenburg Wurth (Eds.), Between Page and Screen. Remaking Literature Through Cyberspace. (pp. 1-26) (26 p.). New York: Fordham University Press/Oxford University Press.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2011). Posthuman Subjects, Assembeld Textualities: Remediated Print in the Digital Age. In CAW Brillenburg Wurth (Eds.), Between Page and Screen. Remaking Literature Through Cinema and Cyberspace (pp. 1-34) (34 p.). New York.: Fordham University Press/Oxford University Press.
  2011 - Workshop, seminar, course
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (02.06.2011) Participant Satire TV: Puppetry, Mimicty, Laughter. (02.01.2011) Title: Organisatie Symposium.
  2011 - Invited talk
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (07.11.2011) Invited speaker Seminar Comparative Literature 2011-12 Utrecht University, Utrecht (07.01.2011) Book Presence and Paper Trails in the Digital Age: Book Art, Hybrid Fiction, and Perzines.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (03.04.2011) Invited speaker Conference of the American Comparative Literature Organization. Vancouver, Canada. (03.01.2011) Erasure and Illumination: Reading Louise Paille Diffractively.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (02.06.2011) Invited speaker Symposium Satire TV: Puppetry, Mimicry, Laughter. (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.) (02.01.2011) Puppetry and Satire TV: The Case of Spitting Image.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (08.03.2011) Invited speaker Invited lecture for International Conference Transmediated Narratives. Linnaean University, Sweden. (08.01.2011) Satire as a Cultural Narrative.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (10.12.2011) Invited speaker Digital Poetics (Amsterdam) (10.01.2011) Writing as Erasure: Book Art, Memory, and Forgetting in the Digital Age
  2011 - Membership of committee
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2011) Member Nederlandse Oganisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) (External organisation) Project Leader NWO VIDI project Back to the Book
  2010 - Invited talk
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (08.10.2010) Invited speaker Invited lecture (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.) (08.01.2010) Books and Bookishness in the Age of Digitization.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (26.10.2010) Invited speaker Invited lecture (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA) (26.01.2010) Music as Somatechnics: Beat Furrer and Henri Chopin.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (27.10.2010) Invited speaker Invited Seminar. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. (27.01.2010) Music, Satire, and the Sublime.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (16.09.2010) Invited speaker Invited lecture. (Boston University, Boston, USA.) (16.01.2010) Musical Painting, Musical Poetry in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (03.04.2010) Invited speaker Panel presentation. (New Orleans, American Comparative Literature Association.) (03.01.2010) The Recorded Voice and the Orpheus Myth: Mixing Media in The Raw Shark Texts.
  2009 - Books
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2009). Musically Sublime. Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability. New York: Fordham University Press (peer reviewed).
  2009 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2009). Ophelia and the Musically Sublime/Ophelia en het muzikaal sublieme. In C. Santing & F. Wildschut (Eds.), Sehnsucht, Melancholia, and Desire for Death/Sehnsucht, melancholie en doodsverlangen (pp. 208-247) (40 p.). De buitenkant.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (20.02.2009). Speaking of Sound: The Bodies of Henri Chopin. In K Chapin & A Clark (Eds.), In: Speaking of Music. (pp. 1-34) (34 p.). New York: Fordham University Press/Oxford University Press, Speaking of Music.
  2009 - Invited talk
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (06.01.2009) Invited speaker keynote lecture (Ravenstein) (06.01.2009) "Globalization, Migration, Digitilization: Hard-Boiled WOnderland and Beyond",
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (26.03.2009) Invited speaker Global Languages, Local Cultures (Harvard, Cambridge) (26.01.2009) Globalization and Digitilization in Contemporary Fictions
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (25.05.2009) Invited speaker Intermediality; terms, concepts, and approaches (Groningen) (25.01.2009) Intermedialities in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (20.02.2009) Invited speaker Speaking of Music (New York) (20.01.2009) Listening at the Boundaries of Humanity
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (17.12.2009) Invited speaker Intermediality, Multimedialty, Postmediality (Santiago de Compostela, Spanje) (17.01.2009) Remediating Satire: Performatives, Puppets, and Blisters
  2008 - Book editorship
Rigney, A. & Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2008). Het leven van teksten: een inleiding tot de literatuurwetenschap. (432 p.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. Tweede herziene druk, Tweede herziene editie.
  2008 - Articles
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2008). "Cyberpoetics: an Intermedial Perspective". Frame: Tijdschrift voor Literatuurwetenschap (1), (pp. 30-53) (24 p.).
  2008 - Conference
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2008) Participant Panel with & about Hayden White: History, Historiography and the Novel (01.01.2008) Title: Panel with & about Hayden White: History, Historiography and the Novel
  2008 - Membership of committee
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2008) Member Landelijke onderzoekschool (Event) lid
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2008) Member OSL (External organisation) Member Curriculum Committee OSL
  2007 - Book parts / chapters
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. & van Maas, S. (2007). Radical Indeterminacy/Radicale onbepaaldheid. In L Heringa & M van Klasbeek (Eds.), Controlled Accidents (Catalogue for 'Cruel Bonsai', Stedelijk Museum CS, September-january 2007/2008) (pp. 13-27) (15 p.). Amsterdam: Flevodruk/Idea Books.
  2007 - Articles
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W., Brook, E., Norkus, Z., Bevir, M. & Ankersmit, F. (2007). The Musicality of the Past; Sehnsucht, Trauma, and the Sublime. Journal of the Philosophy of History, 1 (2), (pp. 219-247) (29 p.).
  2007 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2007). Radical Indeterminacy: the sublime sculptures of Heringa/Van Kalsbeek/Radicale onbepaaldheid: de sublieme beelden van Heringa/Van Kalsbeek. Controlled accidents: the work of Heringa/Van Kalsbeek (pp. 45-53) (9 p.). Amsterdam: Idea Books, Catalogue for solo exhibition at Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum CS.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2007). Sounds Like Now: Music, Avant-Gardism, and the Postmodern Sublime. In R McParland (Eds.), Music and Literary Modernism. Critical Essays and Comparative Studies (pp. 12-32) (21 p.). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press.
  2007 - Conference
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (04.07.2007) Organiser Congres Hilvarenbeek (15.03.2007) Title: Coordinator Remediating Literature
  2006 - Book editorship
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. & Rigney, A. (2006). Het leven van teksten: een inleiding tot de literatuurwetenschap. (432 p.). Amsterdam: Amsterda University Press.
  2006 - Book parts / chapters
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2006). Betekenis en interpretatie. Het leven van teksten. Een inleiding tot de literatuurwetenschap (pp. 263-289) (27 p.). Amsterdam: AUP.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2006). Intermediale poetica. Het leven van teksten. Een inleiding tot de literatuurwetenschap (pp. 115-156) (42 p.). Amsterdam: AUP.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2006). Literatuur als koloniaal en postkoloniaal discours. In C.A.W. Brillenburg Wurht & A. Rigney (Eds.), Het leven van teksten. Een inleiding tot de literatuurwetenschap (pp. 365-393) (29 p.). Amsterdam: AUP.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2006). Tussen hoog en laag. In C.A.W. Brillenburg Wurth & A. Rigney (Eds.), Het leven van teksten. Een inleiding tot de literatuurwetenschap (pp. 335-362) (28 p.). Amsterdam: AUP.
  2006 - Articles
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2006). Digitality, Intermediality, and the Miracle of the Monomedium. Revue des Littératures de l’Union Européenne, 5 (juillet). Tijdschrift is digitaal: Revue des litteratures Europeenne. Special issue: Litteratures numeriquees en Europe, etat de l'art.
  2006 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2006). Decorum, duplicity, and faith: afterthoughts on the sublime. In Jurgen Pieters & Bart Vandenabeele (Eds.), Histories of the sublime (pp. 135-146) (12 p.). Brussel: Akademie van Wetenschappen.
  2006 - Conference
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2006) Participant International Symposium Technologies of Memory (01.01.2006) Title: Media Mnemonics: Jasper de Beijer and the Staging of a Colonial Past
  2005 - Articles
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W., van buuren, m., doorman, m., Hendrix, H.A. & mooij, j.j.a. (2005). Klanken zonder ritme: een genealogie van het muzikaal sublieme. Feit & fictie: tijdschrift voor de geschiedenis van de representatie, VI (1).
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W., van den Abeele, B., Kerslake, l., Krul, W. & Scheunemann, D. (2005). Reconsidering the Postmodern Sublime: From Kant to Lyotard, and Back to Burke. Phrasis: Studies in Language and Literature, 46 (1), (pp. 63-74) (12 p.).
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2005). Schopenhauer, Wagner, Nietzsche: een genealogie van het muzikaal sublieme. Feit & fictie: tijdschrift voor de geschiedenis van de representatie, VII (1), (pp. 80-98) (19 p.).
  2005 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2005). Beethoven en het muzikaal sublieme. In Eric Heijermans & Albert van der Schoot (Eds.), Wat is de taal van muziek? Muziekfilosofie in Nederland (pp. 129-143) (15 p.). Best: Damon.
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2005). Decorum, Duplicity, and Faith: Afterthoughts on the Sublime. In C. Madelein & J. Pieters (Eds.), Histories of the Sublime (pp. 135-146) (12 p.). Brussel: KVAB (Koninklijke Vlaaamse Academie van België voor W & K.
  2005 - Invited talk
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2005) Invited speaker Masterclass Intermediality (with Henk Oosterling) (01.01.2005) Masterclass Intermediality
  2004 - Book parts / chapters
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2004). Coleridge's Kantian appropriation of sublime nature in the Lake District. In Amanda Gilroy (Eds.), England's green and pleasant land. English culture and the romantic countryside (pp. 19-31) (13 p.). Brussel: Peeters.
  2004 - Articles
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2004). The grand style and the aesthetics of terror in eighteenth-century musical performance practices. Journal of Music Theory, 9 (1), (pp. 44-55) (12 p.).
  2003 - Articles
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2003). De cultuurindustrie en het hoog-laag probleem. Tsjip. Tijdschrift voor literaire vorming, 13 (3), (pp. 3-9) (7 p.).
  2000 - Articles
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (2000). Verlangen in onzekerheid: Sehnsucht, muziek en het sublieme. Feit & fictie: tijdschrift voor de geschiedenis van de representatie, IV (4), (pp. 39-56) (18 p.).
  1999 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (1999). Burke, Bartram, and the Sublime: The spectacle of death and the limits of reprsentation. In Wil Verhoeven & Beth Dolan Kautz (Eds.), Revolutions and watersheds. Transatlantic Dialogues 1775-1815 (pp. 27-39) (13 p.). Amsterdam: Atlanta: Rodopi.
  1998 - Articles
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. (1998). De muziek als nachtmerrie - of: het geheim van de verrukking. Groniek, 31 (140).
  0 - Prize (including medals and awards)
Brillenburg Wurth, C.A.W. 2010 Recipient NWO VIDI Project Back to the Book. Analog Literature in a Digital Age
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Project:
Back to the Book: Analog Literature in a Digital Age 01.06.2011 to 01.06.2016
General project description

Since the late 1980s, scholars have claimed that the future of Western literature as an art form would be electronic: innovations in literature would come from the electronic technology of hypertext, replacing paper and books as state-of-the-art bearers of the literary. Such claims have been part of a growing tendency in media studies to consider the digital as the integration of all media. In line with this tendency, Henry Jenkins has identified media convergence as a key dynamic of the present: different media meeting and merging. However, since the 2000s, claims for the electronic-literary future and media convergence stand in need of being corrected. From the 1990s on, literature has been transformed on paper and in book-form as much as, if not more radically than, it has been innovatively transformed in electronic environments. My project investigates these reinventions, and then investigates if they point to a more complex dynamic of media-interaction in the present: one typified by divergence rather than convergence alone; by material diversity rather than digital unification alone. How has the literary evolved as an analog art alongside the digital, and how does this evolution complicate existing models of media convergence? The question is probed on the basis of three integrated cases regarding the re-materialization of the novel and the book as a hybrid mode, and the subculture of paper-based networks of self-expression in personal zines.

 
Role Project Leader
Individual project description

Palimpsests: Altered Books and Treated Texts as Analog Hypermedia 1990-2010 Description A. Etchings THE IDEA: Cut the bindings off of books found at a used book store. Find poems in the pages by the process of obliteration. Put pages in the mail and send them all around the world. Lather, rinse, repeat. Altered Books (http://www.logolalia.com/alteredbooks/) Altered Books is a collaborative artistic project: recalling object trouvé and mail art (Welch 1995), it is part of an analog network aesthetics that can be traced to the 1960s, but that has been claimed as a novelty of the digital age (Scholder & Crandall 2001; Pressmann 2006). As a work of obliteration, Altered Books builds specifically on the classic example of Tom Phillips’ A Humument (1970-),the brilliant and ongoing visual re-inscription of W.H. Mallock’s novel A Human Document (1892) (http://humument.com/), and on excised word-poems like Ronald Johnson’s Radi os(1977), a reduction of Milton’s Paradise Lost. Thus, Altered Books creatively eradicates texts, (by means of pencil strikethroughs, painted images, graphic design, or pasted images) leaving only a few legible words on a page, which can be read as poetic fragments (cf. “He reached rolled pulled closed refused” – extracted from one paragraph). As a communal activity, the eradicating is interactive, as the members of the network respond to each other’s work. Even where book-altering is performed by a single author-designer (Will Ashford, Karen Hatzigeorgiou), it is still ’collaborative’ in the creative engagement with found print texts. B. Excavations I begin with an existing book and seal its edges, creating an enclosed vessel…I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest…Images and ideas are revealed to expose alternate histories and memories. My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators. Brian Dettmer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/briandettmer/) Apart from etching, book-altering has evolved as a mode of creative, sculptural excavation in the last two decades, with new and established artists like Brian Dettmer and Douglas Beube leading the field. Using discarded books of knowledge (maps, encyclopaedia’s) (Brian Dettmer) or works of fiction (Jennifer Khoshbin) excavators re-present the book as an object, testing its limits, its known functions, and/or the interpretations attached to it: the selective removal and reworking of book- and page matter allows new ideas to emerge. Research has been performed into the history of altered books as visual artefacts (Drucker & Bernstein 1998, Bright 2005, Wasserman et al 2006, Murphet 2009) and their artistic lineage –My project focuses on etching and excavation as book-altering practices that have flourished among (groups of) professional and amateur artist/author/designers during the last two decades. It develops critical tools to analyze the ways in which such practices: 1. evolve in material contrast to the digitization of print, though they depend on the internet as a network of marketing and display, distribution and communication; 2. explore the potential of paper, print, and book as hybrid material, refashioning the book and the page as Gesamtkunst (newly integrating word & image, word & sculpture, or word & graphic design); 3. display book- and page-works as the visible imprint of an act of reading/scanning, forged as a singular, auratic materiality, yet based on an appropriated source text/book; 4. may thus indicate a recycling of pre-modern manuscript culture (Avrin 1991, Marotti 1995, Chartier 2005) in which texts were freely erased, reused, or enriched (palimpsests), foregrounding reading and writing as intertwined, interactive processes; 5. thus help us to rethink the cultural significance of authorship in an age when copyrights and open access are hotly debated and authorship is becoming increasingly complex. Central aim This project aims to make an integrated inventory and analysis of two currents of book-altering (etching and excavating) that have evolved during the last two decades, and account for the ways in which they reshape autography and authorship in the age of media multiplicity. On this basis, and on the basis of the 2 phd-projects, the project offers a synthesis of the (inter)disciplinary transformations of literature and their consequences for academic research.

Funding
Utrecht University: NWO - Dutch Research Council
Project members UU
Project:
The power of satire: cultural boundaries contested 01.08.2009 to 01.08.2013
General project description

The power of satire investigates the cultural impact of satire in different countries, different media and different time periods. 


The research project proposes a strategic intervention into the deadlocked scholarly debate on satire. In this debate satire has been mainly considered as an 'artistic', particularly a 'literary' genre per se – which has proved to be an unproductive approach. We consider satire as an intercultural mode of performance that is intermedially charge; A mode with the power to contest cultural boundaries in different communities and in different periods of time, a mode that travels between multiple media and challenges traditional media oppositions. The project concentrates on one fundamental issue: migrating from one medium to another - and, as such, using the creative tensions and interactions between them - how has the cultural impact of satire been framed and conditioned?


 
 
Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU
External project members:
  • prof. dr. Frans Grijzenhout
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Additional functions and activities

Chair evaluation panel Nordic and Comparative Literature for the Norwegian Research Council.

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Full name
prof. dr. C.A.W. Brillenburg Wurth Contact details
Voltaire Hall (D)

Campuslaan 25
Room HUM HE
3584 ED  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 9980
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