Anke Hennig

Anke Hennig is a theorist of 21st century literature and visual culture. Currently she is Visiting Professor at University of the Arts, Berlin and teaching at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. She is chairing the international research group Retro-Formalism ( and co-founder of the trans-national research platform Speculative Poetics (

She holds a PhD from the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature at Free University Berlin and has been a Fulbright Fellow at the New York University. 

Recently she co-authored a manuscript Salt and Sugar. Cinema’s Contribution to Comparative Revolutionary Studies with Rachel Moore. She also is the author of Soviet Cinematic Dramaturgy (in German, 2010) and, in co-operation  with Armen Avanessian, co-author of Present Tense. A Poetics (2015, in Russian 2014, in German 2012) and of Metanoia. Speculative Ontology of Language (2017, in German 2014).

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