Lorenz Hegel

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M.A. Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin (2017)
B.A. Philosophy–Arts–Media, Universität Hildesheim (2014)
Université Paris-Sorbonne

Research Interests

Contemporary French philosophy (Badiou, Nancy, Deleuze); German idealism (Hegel, Schelling); early romanticism; Heidegger; critical theory (Adorno, Benjamin); Marxism; psychoanalysis

Theories of the Subject; phenomenologies of the body; the relation between language and image; materialism; the ontology of art; intermediality (film, opera, literature); aesthetics and politics; ideology critique; New Wave cinemas


Lorenz is a Ph.D. student in the joint program in German Literature and Film and Media Studies. He earned a bachelor’s in Philosophy–Arts–Media from the University of Hildesheim and a master’s in Philosophy from the FU Berlin. In his master’s thesis he explored the deforming nature of experience in Hegel’s conception of consciousness in the Phenomenology of Spirit.

He spent the 2015-16 academic year in Paris, where he studied at the Sorbonne and also attended the seminars of Quentin Meillassoux and Alain Badiou (ENS). While living in Paris, the Cinémathèque française became his second home. Lorenz has made a number of short films and is currently writing his first novel.

In 2013, Lorenz worked as an intern in the cultural department (film & new media) at the Goethe-Institute Paris.

Most recently, he presented a paper on Alain Badiou’s reading of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s screenplay San Paolo at the international Film-Philosophy conference in Lancaster, UK.