Dr Karin Sellberg

Lecturer

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
k.sellberg@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69493

Overview

Karin Sellberg specialises in feminist and queer historiography, contemporary fiction and theories of gender, sexuality, embodiment and time. She is particularly interested in convergences and communication between feminist and queer fiction, and the intellectual history of science and medicine. She is currently working on evolutionary tropes, and ideas of transcendence/progress in new materialist feminist philosophy and the fiction of Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter and Gore Vidal.

Karin joined Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities as a postdoctoral research fellow in January 2014. Before this she held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh and a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in the English Literature department at the University of Edinburgh. She was also co-director of the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School from 2012 to 2014, and organised two large international conferences, "Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts" and "Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment," as well as the "Bodies in Movement" seminar series at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently co-organising "Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment: the 10th Somatechnics Conference" due to be held on December 1-3 2016 in Byron Bay.

Research Interests

  • contemporary British and American literature
  • medical humanities
  • cultural studies
  • gender studies
  • transgender studies
  • queer theory
  • critical theory
  • continental philosophy
  • historiography

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
  • Master of Arts, University of Edinburgh

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

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Book

Book Chapter

  • Bowman, Paul, Cannon, Kristopher, del Rio, Elena, Denson, Shane, Ivakhiv, Adrian, Maccormack, Patricia, O'Rourke, Michael, Sellberg, Karin and Shaviro, Steven (2016). Post-Cinematic Affect: A Conversation in Five Parts. In Shane Denson and Julia Leyda (Ed.), POST-CINEMA: Theorizing 21st-Century Film () Falmer, Sussex, United Kingdom: REFRAME Books.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2016). The turn to life. In Alicia King (Curator) (Ed.), New Alchemists: Art Oreinte objet, Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr with Corrie Van Sice, Ian Haig, Nadege Phillipe-Janon, Michaela Gleave, Thomas Thwaites, and Lu Yang (pp. 8-9) Hobart, TAS, Australia: Salamanca Arts Centre.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2015). Beyond queer time after 9/11: the work of Jeanette Winterson. In Peter Childs, Claire Colebrook and Sebastian Groes (Ed.), Women's fiction and post-9/11 contexts (pp. 65-79) Lanham, MD, United States: Lexington Books.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2015). Embodied platonisms: the erotic choreographies of Angela Carter and John Cameron Mitchell. In Karin Sellberg, Lena Wanggren and Kamillea Aghtan (Ed.), Corporeality and culture: bodies in movement (pp. 95-108) Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2015). Monsters, margins and corporealising choreographies. In Karin Sellberg, Lena Wanggren and Kamillea Aghtan (Ed.), Corporeality and culture: bodies in movement (pp. 47-52) Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate.

  • Sellberg, Karin, Wanggren, Lena and Aghtan, Kamillea (2015). Preface. In Karin Sellberg, Lena Wanggren and Kamillea Aghtan (Ed.), Corporeality and culture: bodies in movement (pp. xiii-xv) Farnham, England: Ashgate.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2015). Queer (mis)representations of early modern sexual monsters. In Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands (Ed.), Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past (pp. 243-264) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford Univerisity Press.

  • Sellberg, Karin and Tym, Linda (2013). Foreword. In Karin Sellberg and Linda Tym (Ed.), Northern Light: New Writing 2012-2013. A collection of poetry, prose and essays from the 2012–13 Scottish Universities' International Summer School in Edinburgh, Scotland (pp. 1-2) Edinburgh, Scotland, UK: Scottish Universities' International Summer School (SUISS) Publications.

  • Sellberg, Karin and Wånggren, Lena (2013). The dismemberment of will: early modern fear of castration. In Larissa Tracy (Ed.), Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages (pp. 295-313) Cambridge, UK: D. S. Brewer.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2012). Slime and time: cannibalistic erotics at the limits of temporal transgression. In Matt Foley, Neil McRobert and Aspasia Stephanou (Ed.), Transgression and Its Limits (pp. 121-132) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2012). Transgender identity and passing authentically. Pro-passing, transgender identity and literature: (post-)transexual politics and poetics of passing. In Dennis R. Cooley and Kelby Harrison (Ed.), Passing/Out: Sexual Identity Veiled and Revealed (pp. 211-219) Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2012). Transgender identity and passing authentically: a response to overall. In Dennis R. Cooley and Kelby Harrison (Ed.), Passing/Out: Sexual Identity Veiled and Revealed (pp. 229-231) Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2012). Transgender identity and passing authentically: comments on Christine Overall's "Gender, Aspirational Identity, and Passing". In Dennis R. Cooley and Kelby Harrison (Ed.), Passing/Out: Sexual Identity Veiled and Revealed (pp. 223-227) Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor