PhD students 3rd cohort
Nico Karge, M.A.
DFG-Graduiertenkolleg „Modell Romantik“
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2010–2014 Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Literature, and Culture Studies at Technische Universität Dresden
2014–2018 Master of Arts in Art History in a Global Context at Freie Universität Berlin
2018–2021 Artistic-administrative director at Kunstverein Dresden
since 2021 Independent curatorial work
since 2021 Research associate and PhD fellow at the research training group “Modell Romantik” (The Romantic Model) at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Subjects in Love. Gender Constructions and Semantics of Love in Romantic Painting (working title)
Based on Niklas Luhmann’s system-theoretical reflections on the semantics of intimacy, this PhD project examines depictions of love in European Romantic painting with a focus on their gender-specific coding. In doing so, the project also aims to identify commonalities between the different national manifestations of historical Romanticism in Europe. Therefore, the corresponding corpus of analysis, pulling from a range of European countries, includes paintings traditionally classified as Romantic that feature figures depicted in love attachments.