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Researcher

Sonja Lavaert

  • Research interest:

    I Research topics pertaining to Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, ETHU, HARP:

    * Early modern political philosophy (i.a. Machiavelli, Spinoza, Spinoza's circle); philosophy of Enlightenment; clandestine philosophy (e.a. Traité des trois imposteurs); freethought

    * Genealogy of political concepts; contemporary (radical) political philosophy (Agamben, Castoriadis, Negri, Virno); critique of modernity (i.a. early Frankfurt school, Arendt); Italian theory

    * Political theory and language practice (i.a. Gramsci)

    * Critical theory, art and language

    * Semiotics and philosophy of language; aesthetics; philosophy and literature

     

    II Research topics pertaining to Translation studies, BIAL, LIST:

    * Translation and ethics

    * Translation and Enlightenment; translation and the history of ideas/genealogy of political concepts

    * Translation and philosophy

    * Cultural transfer; cultural & literary translation

    * (Un)translatability; Translation and mother tongue; Retranslation

    * Critical theory (postcolonialism, gender) and translation

    * Semiotics and translation

    * Translation, language and society

  • Keywords:Philosophy (incl. moral science), Language and literature (incl. information, documentation, library and archive sciences), History, Fine arts (incl. archaeology)
  • Disciplines:Social and political philosophy, History of philosophy, History of ideas, Philosophy of language, Continental philosophy, Philosophical aesthetics, Phenomenology, Translation and interpretation sciences, Discourse analysis, Early modern literature, Philology
  • Users of research expertise:

    I Research topics pertaining to Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, ETHU, HARP:

    * Early modern political philosophy (i.a. Machiavelli, Spinoza, Spinoza's circle); philosophy of Enlightenment; clandestine philosophy (e.a. Traité des trois imposteurs); freethought

    * Genealogy of political concepts; contemporary (radical) political philosophy (Agamben, Castoriadis, Negri, Virno); critique of modernity (i.a. early Frankfurt school, Arendt); Italian theory

    * Political theory and language practice (i.a. Gramsci)

    * Critical theory, art and language

    * Semiotics and philosophy of language; aesthetics; philosophy and literature

     

    II Research topics pertaining to Translation studies, BIAL, LIST:

    * Translation and ethics

    * Translation and Enlightenment; translation and the history of ideas/genealogy of political concepts

    * Translation and philosophy

    * Cultural transfer; cultural & literary translation

    * (Un)translatability; Translation and mother tongue; Retranslation

    * Critical theory (postcolonialism, gender) and translation

    * Semiotics and translation

    * Translation, language and society