Sebastian Kirsch: “Where the Sun Does Not Reach, There the  Doctor Will Appear”
“Where the Sun Does Not Reach, There the Doctor Will Appear”
(S. 119 – 140)

Sebastian Kirsch

“Where the Sun Does Not Reach, There the Doctor Will Appear”
Environmentalization in Gerhart Hauptmann’s "Before Daybreak"

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Sebastian Kirsch

is a theater scholar who has taught at the universities of Bochum, Düsseldorf, Stockholm and Vienna and was most recently affiliated as a Feodor Lynen research fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin. Having worked on a wide range of issues concerning theater as well as questions of literature and media theory, Sebastian Kirsch holds his PhD (Das Reale der Perspektive, Berlin: Theater der Zeit, 2013) and his habilitation (Chor-Denken. Sorge, Wahrheit, Technik, Paderborn: Fink, 2020) from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He also held research and fellowship positions at the universities of Vienna and Düsseldorf as well as at the New York University. Besides his academic work, Sebastian Kirsch worked as an editor and regular author for the German theater magazine Theater der Zeit (2007–2013) and has been cooperating as a dramaturg with directors and performers Johannes M. Schmit and Hans-Peter Litscher.
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Mathias Denecke (Hg.), Holger Kuhn (Hg.), ...: Liquidity, Flows, Circulation

It has become a truism that capital circulates, that data, populations and materials flow, that money offers liquidity. Placed at the intersection of art, media and cultural studies as well as economic theory, the volume investigates the Cultural Logic of Environmentalization. As flows, circulations and liquidity resurface in all aspects of recent culture and contemporary art, this volume investigates the hypothesis of a genuine cultural logic of environmentalization through these three concepts.
It thus brings together two areas of research which have been largely separate. On the one hand, the volume takes up discussions about ecologies with and without nature and environmentalization as a contemporary form of power and capital. On the other hand, the volume takes its cue from Fredric Jameson’s notion that each stage of capitalism is accompanied by a genuine cultural logic. The volume introduces this current of materialist thinking into the ongoing discussions of ecologies and environmentalization. By analyzing contemporary art, architecture, theater, films, and literature, the 15 contributions by scholars and artists explore different fields where liquid forms, semantics of flow, or processes of circulation emerge as a contemporary cultural logic.