Annette Schlichter

Professional Bio 

Annette Schlichter is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California Irvine. Her fields of interest include feminist and queer theory (in particular constructions and critiques of heterosexuality), cultural diversity in the US and Germany studies, voice and performance / performativity. She is the author of a German-speaking study on the figure of the madwoman in feminist critiques of representation and the coeditor of a German collection on feminism and postmodernism and has published a range of essays in journals such as GLQ, Postmodern Culture and Body and Society. At the moment, she is working on a book project, which examines overt and covert ideologies and epistemologies of voice in different media practices. Annette Schlichter is also a poet.

Area of Expertise 

Using discourses on gender and sexuality as paradigmatic examples, I engage with the question of what constitutes a current cultural, social and political critique and how that critique constitutes its subjects and objects. I am especially interested in the different rhetorical and aesthetic strategies, which theoretical and literary writings bring to contemporary critical discourses.

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Professional Title 
Associate Professor