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Arts and Culture Theory

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ZKK – Zentrum Künste und Kulturtheorie

Lead: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Founded: 2014

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Müller-Wille, Department of German and Scandinavian Studies (Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bronfen, English Department (Deputy Chair)
  • Dr. Eduardo Jorge de Oliveira, Institute of Romance Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Davide Giuriato, Department of German and Scandinavian Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Gesine Krüger, Department of History
  • Prof. Dr. Fabienne Liptay, Department of Film Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Dorota Sajewska, Department of Slavonic Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Sylvia Sasse, Department of Slavonic Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Sandro Zanetti, Institute of Romance Studies

Influence of Artistic Practice on Culture Theories

The Center for Arts and Culture Theory (ZKK) brings together researchers from film studies, literary studies and art studies to investigate the influence of artistic and aesthetic practice on the formation of culture theories. At the ZKK, the arts are not considered merely as field for the interpretation of theories, but rather it is assumed that the arts implicitly contain the designs of theories. Thus the arts themselves provide impulses for overcoming and rethinking outdated academic and cultural theoretical concepts.


Zentrum Künste und Kulturtheorie (ZKK)
Plattenstrasse 43
CH-8032 Zurich
Coordination Office
Dr. Sandra Frimmel
Phone: +41 44 634 35 10

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