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Isabelle Ståhl

About me

I am a doctoral candidate, writing my dissertation on the literary aspects of psychiatric drug protocols in the Weimar Republic [1924-1929], and shows how an aesthetic practice were used in the knowledge production, with Walter Benjamin as a research subject. My dissertation examines how the inner experience of drugs were used in the knowledge production of the human, in a close interplay with literary primitivism, the narrativization of emotions and the searching for a new way of seeing. 

 

Supervisors: Staffan Bergwik & Victoria Fareld

Research

My dissertation examines the literary aspects of psychiatric drug protocols in the Weimar Republic [1924-1929], and shows how an aesthetic practice were used in the knowledge production, with Walter Benjamin as a research subject. My dissertation examines how the inner experience of drugs were used in the knowledge production of the human, in a close interplay with literary primitivism, the narrativization of emotions and the searching for a new way of seeing.