phd research



dissertation title: 
The Concept of Aestheticization and Its Significance in the Digital Age (working title)

bio:
Born in Germany, I have lived in the UK for the past five years. With a background in English & American Studies, Art History & Cultural Institutions, I am been a PhD student at the University of Liverpool’s Philosophy Department since 2014. My research focuses on the concept of aestheticization and its significance in the digital age. I am especially interested in the impact that digital technologies and art reproductions have on our aesthetic experiences. The works of Jean Baudrillard are especially relevant to my research. Currently I am working on my chapter on Baudrillard’s theory of transaesthetics and the role that Andy Warhol plays in his writings on aesthetics and the arts. Since I started my PhD, I have taught UG seminars on Reading and Writing Philosophy, Arts and Aesthetics and Political Philosophy and have gained the status of Higher Education Academy Fellow, Recognition Reference: PR087032. If you want to know more about my research, if you are interested in a collaboration or if you have any other questions, please send an e-mail to J.T.M.Straczowski@liverpool.ac.uk.

supervisors: 
Dr Nikolaos Gkogkas, Dr Panayiota Vassilopoulou

areas of interest: 
aesthetics, philosophy of art, political philosophy, continental philosophy, modernism, postmodernism, structuralism, post structuralism, French theory, art history, Jean Baudrillard, Andy Warhol

publications:
'The Sublime of Machine Produced Art', International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, Volume 13, Number 2 (July 2016)

public talks and conferences:
09/2017 Rise Gallery, Croydon, South London, UK
08/2017 Garden of Resistance, Metal Liverpool, UK
07/2017 Philosopher’s Rally, Breslau, Poland
06/2016 ESA Annual Conference, Barcelona, Spain
05/2016 Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
04/2016 BSA PG Conference, Southampton, UK
02/2015 DAA Conference, KU Leuven, Belgium
12/2014 Transmitting Andy Warhol, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
external engagement:
I have been involved with the University of Liverpool’s LiNK project. In this context, I have collaborated with Open Eye Gallery Liverpool and FACT (Foundation for the Arts and Creative Technology) Liverpool.