Karen Feldman

Karen Feldman

Berkeley Book Chats

Working at the intersection of literary theory, philosophy of history, and phenomenology, Karen Feldman (German Department) explores the representation of connections between events in literary, historical, and philosophical narratives.

Drawing upon Aristotle and classical German poetics, 18th-century philosophy of history, and 20th-century phenomenology, Arts of Connection (De Gruyter, 2019) demonstrates that the task of connection is a fraught one, insofar as the formal unity of narrative competes or interferes with the representation of one-by-one connections between events.

She is joined by Mario Telò (Classics).