Conference Presentations

Project-Related Teaching

  • BA Seminar “Airborne Pandemics: (Visual) Culture and Ecology of Disease”
    Tatiana Konrad (Lecturer)
    October 10, 2022 – January 30, 2023 (WS 2022/23)
    University of Vienna, Austria
    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has emphasized the tight connection between humans and nonhumans. This course explores this relationship by drawing on numerous fictional and real pandemics depicted in cultural texts. Through its exclusive focus on airborne pandemics, the course investigates the relationship between air, breath, and the environment and foregrounds the issue of (in)visibility when it comes to the virus, toxicity, and pollution. In doing so, it explores pandemics from the perspectives of both the health humanities and the environmental humanities.