Aleksandra Prica

Aleksandra Prica

Assistant Professor of German

Aleksandra Prica’s scholarship seeks to merge two main academic interests and methodological approaches to literature: on the one hand, her interest is historical and focuses on medieval and early modern literary texts and their cultural contexts. On the other, her perspective is theoretical and stresses the relationship between literature and philosophical and theoretical discourses, including theories of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This synthesis ultimately serves the goal of rethinking the aesthetic significance of medieval and early modern literature beyond its perception as a (oft-neglected) prehistory to literature of the modern era. Aleksandra Prica experiments with new ways of meaningfully relating aesthetics to the study of cultural practices, historical concepts and the philosophical examination of the human condition.

 

 

 

Education: 
  • Ph.D., Medieval German Literature, University of Zurich, 2010
Office Location: 
Dey Hall 432

Home Institution: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Specializatons: 
  • Aesthetics
  • Historical Processes
  • Literary Theory
  • Philosophy
  • Poetology and Hermeneutics
  • Film, Media and Visual Studies
  • Medieval and Early Modern