Aukje van Rooden is Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Art and Culture at the Philosophy Department, and the Programme Director of the Research Master in Philosophy. Her work is situated in the fields of contemporary continental philosophy, comparative literature, and literary and cultural theory. She has published on various topics, including the conceptual history of literary autonomy, contemporary literary engagement, relational theories of literature, and the interrelation of art and politics in contemporary French philosophy (Sartre, Blanchot, Nancy, Rancière). Most of her work concerns the intersection of philosophy, literature, and politics and focuses on the social relevance of literature.
She has been a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University (2010-2012), a visiting scholar at Université Paris IV-Sorbonne (2004-2005) and Université Paris VIII-Vincennes-Saint-Denis (2008) and a visiting lecturer at the Avans-St Joost Art Academy (2005). She is a member of the editorial board of Wijsgerig Perspectief and a member of the scientific advisory board of the Maurice Blanchot Archives in Paris and Shift: International Journal of Philosophical Studies. She is also translator of works by Blanchot and Rancière and editor at the Dutch publishing house Parresia.
Aukje van Rooden has cum laude degrees in Philosophy (MA, 2003) and in Literary and Culture Studies (MA, 2001). In 2010, she received her Ph.D from Tilburg University, also cum laude.
Van Rooden, A. van (2019). ‘Im Universum der Poesie ruht nichts. Jeroen Mettes en de Duitse Romantiek’, in : Bram Ieven & Siebe Bluijs (red.), Vluchtlijnen van de poëzie: Jeroen Mettes, Gent, Academia Press (forthcoming)