ZiF Research Group

Global Contestations of Women's and Gender Rights

October 2020 – July 2021

Convenors: Alexandra Scheele (Bielefeld, GER), Julia Roth (Bielefeld, GER), Heidemarie Winkel (Bielefeld, GER)

Cornelia Klinger

Associate Fellow

Department of Philosophy,
University of Tübingen, Germany
E-Mail: cornelia.klinger@uni-tuebingen.de
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Cornelia Klinger was born in 1953. She studied Philosophy, Literature, and Art History in Cologne, and obtained her doctorate in 1981; her thesis was titled "Die politische Funktion der transzendental-philosophischen Theorie der Freiheit". She received her habilitation in 1992 from the University of Tübingen with a study on "Ästhetische Modernität und 'Wiederverzauberung der Welt'. Der Ort der Romantik im Prozeß der Moderne". Her book "Flucht Trost Revolte" is based on this research. Cornelia Klinger was a Permanent Academic Fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences Vienna between 1983 and 2014. Since 2003 she has been associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of Tübingen.

Among other topics, Klinger concentrates on the research areas of Gender Studies and Political Philosophy. She taught and gave lectures as visiting professor for Women Studies at the Universities of Vienna, Zurich, Bielefeld, Frankfurt, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, Tübingen, and Munich; she has lectured at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen since 1993.

Current Main Research Interests

  • Care and care work in the modern age and under capitalism
  • On the history and theory of patriarchy
  • On the construction of dualisms in western thought from ancient to modern
  • A sketch of modern aesthetics based on the dualism of the beautiful and the sublime
Five selected publications with particular relevance to the Research Group
  • Brigitte Aulenbacher/ Tine Haubner/ Cornelia Klinger: Geld oder Leben – Sorge und Sorgearbeit im Kapitalismus. Weinheim / Basel: BeltzJuventa (forthcoming).
  • Weder eine bürgerliche Ehe noch eine perverse Wahlverwandtschaft. Von Liberalismus und Frauenbewegung zu Neoliberalismus und Postfeminismus. In: Fischer, Karsten / Huhnholz, Sebastian (Hg.): Liberalismus: Traditionsbestände und Gegenwartskontroversen. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2019.
  • An Essay on Life, Care and Death in the "Brave New World" After "1984". In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. An International Journal, Vol. 37/4: Care and Care Work – A Question of Economy, Justice and Democracy. Emerald Publishing UK 2018.
  • Serfdom – (Lost) Love's Labor – Service Industries: Services from Feudal Times to Late Capitalism. In: Klaus Dörre/ Nicole Mayer-Ahuja/ Dieter Sauer/ Volker Wittke (Eds.): Capitalism and Labor. Towards Critical Perspectives. Frankfurt: Campus / New York 2018.
  • Viel erreicht und nicht(s) gewonnen? Gleichheit und Differenz zwischen Mainstreaming und Diversity. In: Günter, Manuela/ Keck, Annette (Hg.), Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven der Gender Studies. Berlin: Kadmos Kulturverlag 2018.