Dr. Manuela Rossini

Independent academic, President and Executive Director of the SLSAeu

Manuela Rossini holds an MA in English and Spanish Philology from the University of Basel (1991) as well as an MA in Critical and Cultural Theory from the University of Cardiff (1995). She worked as a research assistant for the English-German critical edition of Shakespeare's King Lear at the University of St. Gallen and as a lecturer at the University of Basel (1995-1999) where she did her PhD on the family in early modern drama and culture and coordinated the proposal for a NCCR in Gender Studies. A postdoc scholarship from the Swiss National Science Foundation took her to the Netherlands (2003-2008) before she returned to Switzerland to work for the td-net of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (2008-2011) and, later, as the Executive Manager of the Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and the Social Sciences IASH and coordinator of the Graduate School of the Philosophical-Historical Faculty at the University of Bern.
 Most recently, she was an invited guest professor in the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Uppsala. She also acts as the President and Executive Director of the European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts SLSAeu and edits the book series Experimental Practices. In addition, she is associated editor of CounterText - A Journal for the Study of the Post-Literary, an editorial board member of Critical Posthumanisms and Word & Text, a member of the advisory board of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, and a member of the steering committee of the International Network for Inter- and Transdisciplinarity INIT.
 Her research interests are mainly in the area of inter- and transdisciplinarity, posthumanism, animal studies as well as feminism. Further details here.

Books and editions: From House to Home: Family Matters in Early Modern Drama and Culture 2004/(2009); Animal Encounters (ed. with Tom Tyler, 2009); The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science RCLS (ed. with Bruce Clarke, 2011); Energy Connections (open access, 2011-). European Posthumanism (EJES 2014, ed. with Ivan Callus and Stefan Herbrechter); Tierspuren (figurationen 2014), The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman (ed. with Bruce Clarke, 2017). Downloads of books and selected papers available here.