Prof. Birgit Mersmann
Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
Birgit Mersmann holds a professorship in non-Western and European Art at the international Jacobs University in Bremen. From 2005 to 2007 she was a senior researcher of the National Competence Centre of Research “Iconic Criticism" at the University of Basel, Switzerland, investigating “iconoscriptures” as hybrid symbolic forms and inter-media expressions between image and writing. From 1998 to 2002 she taught as DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Visiting Professor at the department of German language and literature at Seoul National University in South Korea. Research foci include image and media theory, visuality and narration, contemporary East Asian and Western art, global art history, transculturality, translation studies, interrelations between script and image.
Last publications: B.M., Alexandra Schneider (Eds.): Transmission Image. Visual Translation and Cultural Agency, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009; B.M., Thomas Weber (Eds.): Mediologie als Methode, Berlin: Avinus, 2008; Gottfried Boehm, B.M., Christian Spies (Eds.): Movens Bild. Zwischen Affekt und Evidenz, München: Fink, 2008.