Andrea Kottow (summer term 2023)
Dr. Andrea Kottow is Associate Professor at the Department of Literature at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile. She holds a PhD in History of Medicine (Freie Universität Berlin). She is a researcher in the field of literary studies, and has specialized in the relationships between literature and medicine from a bio political approach, with an interest in the meanings and representations of illness and health in literature, and in the links between literature and psychoanalysis, as well as literature and secrecy and literature and gender.
She is the author of Der kranke Mann. Medizin und Geschlecht um 1900 (Frankfurt/New York: Campus, 2006), co-authored with Ana Traverso, Escribir & tachar. Narratives written by women in Chile (1920-1970) (Santiago de Chile: Overalls, 2020), Fronteras de lo real. (Santiago de Chile: Hueders, 2022), Enfermedades de la modernidad (Santiago de Chile: Ediciones Universidad Alberto Hurtado, 2022).
She is working currently in a project about writing and secrecy, and is a Visiting Professor at the Institut für Theaterwissenschaft at the FU Berlin.