Silke Felber

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

Email silke.felber[at]
Project Name Travelling Gestures
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Field of research Theatre & Cultural Studies
Keywords performing politics I performing gender I contemporary theatre

Silke Felber´s reserach is situated at the intersection of theater studies, cultural studies and literary studies. Currently she is the principal investigator of the FWF stand-alone project “Performing Gender in View of the Outbreak”. She was an Elise Richter Fellow (2016-2019) and a Hertha Firnberg Fellow (2019-2021) of the FWF. Before, she held a postdoctoral position at the Research Platform Elfriede Jelinek (University of Vienna). She was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford (GB) and at the University of Ghent (BE) and has been teaching at the University of Bern (CH), the University of Catania (IT), the University of Innsbruck (AT) and at the University of Vienna. Silke’s current research focuses on questions of performing gender in times of (pandemic) crises, on practices of contemporary theatre, on the afterlife of ancient greek culture and theatre, and on gesture as a transdisciplinary and transcultural interface phenomenon. Following her Elise Richter position at the University of Vienna, she earned her habilitation in November 2021 with a second book on the Theatre of Elfriede Jelinek. She is the editor of “Kapital Macht Geschlecht” (Vienna, 2016), co-editor of Das Meer im Blick (Rome, 2018, together with Gabriele C. Pfeiffer) and co-editor of a volume on Traces of The Tragic in Contemporary Theatre (Tübingen 2020, together with Wera Hippesroither).