Dr Meindert Peters

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Meindert Peters is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Kafka Global) in the Department of Modern Languages and Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow at New College.

Research:

Meindert has research interests in literary modernism, German philosophy (especially Nietzsche, Heidegger, Benjamin), twentieth-century dance (especially Pina Bausch), and contemporary theories of embodied cognition. His first monograph-length project explored embodied responses in German modernist literature and thought, and the existential implications of the training and re-shaping of such responses. His current project focuses on dance adaptations of European modernist literature and what they might tell us about how our body shapes the text.

Teaching:

Meindert teaches Paper II in the FHS, having previously taught a broad range of subjects at Amsterdam University College and Utrecht University.

Selected Publications:

‘“One Must Know How to Dance”: Vicki Baum’s Menschen im Hotel (1929), Edmund Goulding’s Grand Hotel (1932), and a Choreography of Social Responses’, in ‘Transatlantic Cognitive Cultures’, edited by Shannon McBriar and Meindert E. Peters, special issue, Symbiosis, 25.2 (2021), 213-233.

‘Revaluations Through Dance: Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thought in Isadora Duncan’s Speech “The Dance of the Future”’, Dance Research, 37.2 (2019): 206-219.

‘Heidegger’s Embodied Others: On Critiques of the Body and “Intersubjectivity” in Being and Time’, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 18.2 (2019): 441-458.

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