Steffen Krüger

Bilde av Steffen Krüger
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Academic interests

I am interested in forms of scenic interaction online, inquiring into the ways ritualized, relational practices are forming both the individual and the socio-cultural. My research project "Online Interaction Forms", financed by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR), looks specifically at the affective dimension of interacting in online debate fora. My approach is primarily abductive, departing from the exemplary and symptomatic. It is derived from Alfred Lorenzer’s (1970, 1986) "scenic understanding", a psychosocial method of cultural analysis with a psychoanalytic orientation. Developing this method further, my work seeks to triangulate its psychosocial orientation by critically inquiring into the role of media and mediation in the always incomplete and imperfect processes of subjectification.

My interests extend to the following realms within the field of media and cultural studies:

- communication theory.
- psychosocial theory.
- qualitative methodology (scenic understanding, discourse analysis, media-aesthetic analysis).
- digital culture: online debate fora, social networking sites, critical approaches to participation and convergence cultures as well as user-generated content.
- affect, emotion and feeling in media communication and interaction.
- the roles, functions and meanings of aggression, mourning, humor and other mental states in media communication.

Courses taught

  • Digital Culture (MEVIT 1700)
  • Media and Cultural Theory (MEVIT 2110)
  • MA Project Seminar in Aesthetics (EST 4004)

Tags: digital culture, media and communication, psychosocial studies

Emneord: Sosiale medier, Medieestetikk


  • Krüger, Steffen (2014). The legend of the artist: Family romance and Führer Myth. American Imago.  ISSN 0065-860X.  71(1), s 29- 51 . doi: 10.1353/aim.2014.0006
  • Krüger, Steffen (2014). Tiefenhermeneutische Zugänge zur digitalen Moderne, I: Elisabeth Rohr (red.),  Inszenierungen des Unbewussten in der Moderne.  Tectum.  ISBN 978-3-205-78896-6.  Kapittel 5.  s 73 - 100
  • Krüger, Steffen & Johanssen, Jacob (2014). Alienation and Digital Labour - A Depth-Hermeneutic Inquiry into Online Commodification and the Unconscious. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique.  ISSN 1726-670X.  12(2), s 632- 647
  • Krüger, Steffen (2013). Die "Legende vom Künstler" als Propagandastrategie, I: Steffen Krüger & Thomas Röske (red.),  Im Dienste des Ich. Ernst Kris heute.  Böhlau.  ISBN 978-3-205-78896-6.  chapter 9.  s 99 - 117
  • Krüger, Steffen (2013). "How far can I make my fingers stretch? – A response to Vivian Sobchack". Free Associations.  ISSN 0267-0887.  (64), s 104- 131
  • Krüger, Steffen; Davidoff, Jonathan & Auestad, Lene (2013). “Introducing Psychoanalysis and Politics – a conversation with Lene Auestad and Jonathan Davidoff”. The Journal of Psycho-Social Studies.  ISSN 1478-6737.  7(1), s 31- 53
  • Krüger, Steffen (2012). Fresh Brains: Jacques Lacan’s Critique of Ernst Kris’s Psychoanalytic Method in the Context of Kris’s Theoretical Writings. American Imago.  ISSN 0065-860X.  69(4), s 507- 542
Publisert 26. aug. 2014 14:44 - Sist endret 15. jan. 2016 08:48