PhD students 3rd cohort

Nico Karge, M.A.

Nico Karge, M.A.
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
DFG-Graduiertenkolleg „Modell Romantik“
Bachstraße 18k | R. 106
07743 Jena
+49 3641 945513

Curriculum Vitae

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

PhD project

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.