After several years of researching and teaching in London and Jerusalem, I moved with my family to Germany and resumed my training in Gestalt Therapy at the HIGW in Hamburg.

Within the Gestalt approach, the meaningfulness of contact and encounter fascinates me, and also the possible process of change towards creative adaptation. My theoretical interests, previous knowledge and qualifications correspond with the orientation of Gestalt Therapy. Also the therapeutic work corresponds with my concern, to understand experiences in all their complexity and to develop together new perspectives and creative solutions for old issues.

Gestalt Therapy is a creative approach that can make use of various media. I work - if suitable - with elements of conversational therapy, body therapy, art therapy, music therapy and writing therapy, among others.

I studied literature, philosophy and aesthetics in Berlin and at Sussex University, where I did my PhD in philosophy (Critical Theory). I studied also arts and had the opportunity to exhibit oil paintings, sculptures and video art.

Furthermore, I acted as mentor at the university and still do so for mentees of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Additionally, I just started offering Gestalt Counseling in an arts project for long-term unemployed clients.

I offer therapy and counseling in German and English, and bilingually (German-English) in the context of couple counseling,  family or relationship/ marriage counseling and therapy.

 

 

Selected Publications

 

1. Books

 

"Poetik des Zwischenraumes. Zur sprachlichen Kulturkritik und physiognomischen Historizität am Beispiel von Walter Benjamin und ausgewählten Schriften seiner Zeit", Beiträge zur Neueren Literaturgeschichte, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2010, 527 pages.

 

"Zynismus als literarische Denkfigur um 1800", book in progress.

 

2. Editorship

 

"Hannah Arendt. Werke und Nachlass. Kritische Gesamtausgabe, Vol. 5: Elemente und Ursprünge totaler Herrschaft. 1. Teil: Antisemitismus/ Origins of Totalitarianism. Part One: Antisemitism", München: Fink, 2019 (in preparation.

 

"Aesthetic Theories of Catastrophe in Fin‐de‐Siècle", Sammelband mit Beiträgen u.a. von Elke Dubbels, Howard Caygill und Alexander Garcia Düttmann, 2017 (in preparation).

 

"The International Journal of the Arts in Society", vol. 4 ‘Transnationalism’, Victoria/ Australia 2009. (co-editor)

 

 

3. Chapters

 

„Image and Language Philosophies in Early Critical Theory“ in: Beverly Best/ Werner Bonefeld/ Chris O’Kane/ Neil Larsen (eds.): Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory. Vol. 2 Key Themes of the 20th Century. Culture and Aesthetics, Routledge 2017 (in preparation).

 

„On Linguistic Materiality. Literary Forms of Memory of/after the Shoah“ in: Ilit Ferber/Sabine Sander (eds.): On the Intersection between Philosophy of Language and Political Theory. German-Jewish Thought between 18th-20th Centuries, Hentrich & Hentrich, Berlin 2015, p. 260-271.

 

„Translating Modernity. On Aniconism and Negative Aesthetics in German‐Jewish Thought“, in Hannah Ewence/ Helen Spurling (eds.): Visualizing Jews through the Ages: Literary and Material Representations of Jewishness and Judaism, Routledge 2015, p. 199-211.

 

„Poetics of the Intrinsic. On Walter Benjamin’s Concept of Allegory“, in: Anke Bartels/Michael Schultze/Agata Stopinska (eds.): Re/defining the matrix: Reflections on Time – Space – Agency, Frankfurt am Main 2006, p. 163–176.

 

 

4. Articles in Journals

 

„Reconsidering Utopia. On the Entanglement of Mind and History“, in: Studies in Social and Political Thought, Vol. 18, 2010, p. 14-28. online pdf

 

„On Heartquake and Suburbia Hallucination: Israeli Palestinian Art Collaboration“, in: The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Vol. 4 ‚Transnationalism’, 2009, p. 197-202. online

 

 

5. Reviews

 

Review on Steven E. Aschheim's At the Edges of Liberalism. Junctions of European, German and Jewish History, Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History, New York 2012, 273 pp., In: Jewish Culture and History (2013).

 

Review on Peter Fenves' The Messianic Reduction. Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time.

Stanford UP, 2011. 310 pp., in: The German Quarterly, issue 86.1 (2013).

 

„On the Occasion of Linguistic Mimesis“, review article on Paul Reitter: The Anti‐Journalist. Karl Kraus and Jewish Self‐Fashioning in Fin‐de‐Siècle Europe (Chicago und London, 2008) in: H‐Judaic, 2009.

 

„Spiel als paradoxes rauschendes Netzwerk“, review article on Natascha Adamowsky: Spielfiguren in virtuellen Welten (Frankfurt/Main 2000), in: Querelles‐Net 9, 2003.

 

„Dramatikerinnen im 19. Jahrhundert“, review article on Heike Schmid: Gefallene Engel. Deutschsprachige Dramatikerinnen im ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert (Saarbrücken 2000), in: Querelles‐Net 7, 2002.