Staff – University of Copenhagen

Claudia Welz

Claudia Welz

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

  • Hermeneutics, ethics, and philosophy of religion
  • Philosophy of dialogue, philosophy of language
  • Continental philosophy, particularly German Idealism, Kierkegaard studies, phenomenology
  • Theories of subjectivity, self-understanding, and personhood
  • Theology of the Reformation and theological anthropology
  • modern and post-Holocaust theology
  • German-Jewish literature
  • Philosophy of emotion, memory and trauma studies
  • Philosophy of psychology and psychiatry

 

Current research

 

  • Book projects  

1. On poetry and transcendence: Claudia Welz and Elazar Benyoëtz, SinnSang: Theologie und Poesie. Aphorismen – Essays – Briefe (NordPark-Verlag, spring 2019).

2. Vox peregrina: An Ethical, Theological, and Psycho(patho)logical Phenomenology of Listening

= single-authored trilogy in English; separate book manuscripts in German (Gehör für das Unsichtbare: Die Stimme der Stille und die Sprache des Gebets) and Danish (Bønnens teologi og fænomenologi) on Part II of the trilogy

3. Freedom, Fallibility, and Existential Re-Orientation (single-authored manuscript)

  •  Research application for a collective project (European Research Foundation):

Artistic Transfigurations of Mental Suffering – Developing an Interdisciplinary Hermeneutics of the Incommensurable

  • Projects related to CJMC 

e.g. organization of conferences, research seminars, and edition of special journal issues related to the research at the interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Jewish Thought in Modern Culture (CJMC), see https://www.teol.ku.dk/cjmc/english/, and celebration of CJMC's fifth anniversary in March 2019

 

Teaching

See: Primary research areas

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Hermeneutics and Negativism: Existential Ambiguities of Self-Understanding

    Welz, C. (ed.) & Rosfort, R. (ed.), 2018, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 269 p. (Religion in Philosophy and Theology; No. 95).

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Humanity in God's Image: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

    Welz, C., 2016, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 320 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Ethics of In-Visibility: Imago Dei, Memory, and Human Dignity in Jewish and Christian Thought

    Welz, C. (ed.), 2015, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Trust, Sociality, Selfhood

    Grøn, A. (ed.) & Welz, C. (ed.), 2010, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. (Religion in philosophy and theology; No. 52).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Vertrauen und Versuchung

    Welz, C., 2010, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. (Religion in philosophy and theology; No. 51).

    Research output: Book/ReportDoctoral thesisResearch

  6. Published

    Love's Transcendence and the Problem of Theodicy

    Welz, C., 2008, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 437 p. (Religion in philosophy and theology; No. 30).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Healing through Hope? Trauma, Memory, and Mental Imaging

    Welz, C., 2016, Hope: Claremont Studies in Philosophy of Religion: Conference 2014. Dalferth, I. U. & Block, M. A. (eds.). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, p. 401-435 (Religion in Philosophy and Theology, Vol. 84).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  8. Published

    The Future of the Past: Memory, Forgetting, and Personal Identity

    Welz, C., 2013, Impossible Time : Past and Future in the Philosophy of Religion. Mjaaland, M. T., Houlind Rasmussen, U. & Stoellger, P. (eds.). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, p. 191-212 22 p. (Religion in Philosophy and Theology; No. 68).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Kierkegaard and Phenomenology

    Welz, C., 2013, The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard. Lippitt, J. & Pattison, G. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 440-463 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Shame and the Hiding Self

    Welz, C., Aug 2011, In : Passions in Context: International Journal for the History and Theory of Emotions. nr. 2: Atrocities – Emotion – Self

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    The Self as Site of Conflicts: Guilt, Recognition, and Reconciliation

    Welz, C., 2011, Religion und Konfikt: Grundlagen und Fallanalysen. Dalferth, I. U. & Schulz, H. (eds.). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, p. 137-164

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  12. Published

    Imago Dei - References to the Invisible

    Welz, C., 2011, In : Studia Theologica. 65, 1, p. 74-91

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    Franz Rosenzweig: A Kindred Spirit in Alignment with Kierkegaard

    Welz, C., 2011, Kierkegaard and Existentialism (Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources 9). Stewart, J. (ed.). Burlington: Ashgate, p. 299-321

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  14. Published

    Puzzles of Self-Deception and Problems of Orientation: Kierkegaard and the Current Debate in the Philosophy of Psychology

    Welz, C., 2011, Kierkegaard Studies.Yearbook. De Gruyter, p. 157-180

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  15. Published

    Identity as Self-Transformation: Emotional Conflicts and their Metamorphosis in Memory

    Welz, C., 2010, In : Continental Philosophy Review. 43, 2, p. 267-285

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  16. Published

    Trust and Lament: Faith in the Face of Godforsakenness

    Welz, C., 2009, Evoking Lament: A Theological Discussion. Harasta, E. & Brock, B. (eds.). London / New York: T & T Clark, p. 118-135 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  17. Published

    God - A Phenomenon? Theology as Semiotic Phenomenology of the Invisible

    Welz, C., 2008, In : Studia Theologica. 62, 1, p. 4-24 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  18. Published

    Keeping the Secret of Subjectivity: Kierkegaard and Levinas on Conscience, Love, and the Limits of Self-Understanding

    Welz, C., 2008, Despite Oneself: Subjectivity and its Secret in Kierkegaard and Levinas. Welz, C. & Verstrynge, K. (eds.). London: Turnshare, p. 153-225 72 p. (Philosophical series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  19. Published

    Reasons for Having No Reason to Defend God - Kant, Kierkegaard, Levinas and their Alternatives to Theodicy

    Welz, C., 2007, Wrestling with God and with Evil. Philosophical Reflections. Vroom, H. M. (ed.). Amsterdam/New York: Brill | Rodopi, p. 167-186

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  20. Published

    How to Comprehend Incomprehensible Love? Kierkegaard Research and Philosophy of Emotion

    Welz, C., 2007, In : Kierkegaardiana. 24, 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

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