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 Heiko Feldner FRHistS

Heiko Feldner

FRHistS

Reader- on research leave in 2015-16

Ysgol Ieithoedd Modern

Email:
feldnerhm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5598
Location:
1.44, 66a Plas y Parc, Cathays, Caerdydd, CF10 3AS

My teaching and research interests are interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from a variety of fields such as modern intellectual history, political philosophy, macroeconomics and theoretical psychoanalysis. My recent research in States of Crisis and Postcapitalist Scenarios (Ashgate 2014, with Slavoj Žižek and Fabio Vighi) and Critical Theory and the Crisis of Contemporary of Capitalism (Bloomsbury 2015, with Fabio Vighi) focussed on the causes and consequences of the global economic crisis. I currently work on the project ‘The Meaning of 1989’ which questions the prevalent understanding of the historical demise of communism as a triumph of the values of free market capitalism and liberal democracy and explores ‘1989’ as the first act of a much larger crisis, the latest phase of which we have entered in 2008.

As a general editor of Bloomsbury’s Writing History series on historiography and historical theory and co-director of the Cardiff Centre for Ideology Critique and Žižek Studies, I warmly welcome enquiries about doctoral and post-doctoral research on modern German history, the critique of ideology and political economy, and the works of Marx, Foucault and Žižek.

I came to Cardiff in 1997 from the University of Halle-Wittenberg where I was a research fellow at the Marx-Engels Centre MEGA and a lecturer in the departments of history and political economy. I am currently Director of Teaching & Learning in the School of Modern Languages and Co-director of the Centre for Ideology Critique and Žižek Studies.

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I enjoy teaching across all levels, from first year undergraduate modules to PhD supervision, and convene the following modules:

  • ML7103/7104 Introduction to German History and Culture, Year 1 core module
  • ML7293 National Socialism and its Legacy, Year 2 option
  • ML7395 The German Idea of History, Final Year option
  • ML7386/7388/7396/7397 German Undergraduate Dissertation, Final Year options
  • MLT320 Critical Engagement in the Humanities and Social Sciences, postgraduate core module (MA European Studies)

Individual postgraduate sessions include:

  • German Nationalism
  • Critique of Globalisation
  • The Meaning of 1989

I currently supervise three PhD theses in critical theory and contemporary politics, and warmly welcome proposals for masters and doctoral research on German history since 1933, the critique of ideology and political economy, and the works of Marx, Foucault and Žižek.