Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit
Cathrine Bjørnholt
Assistant professor

Room: POR/18.B-2.141
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E-mail: cbm.bhl@cbs.dk
Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen

I received my PhD degree in philosophy from Copenhagen University in 2017 with a dissertation on “The Remains of a Self” focusing on the questions of solitude and responsibility in the aftermath of the psychoanalytic and philosophical deconstruction of the notion of self. My current research is focused on questions of aesthetics and ethics or ethology and particularly on the relevance of artistic and poetical expression in a psychopathological context. My postdoc project entitled “The Ethos of Poetry” is financed by the Carlsberg Foundation and investigates the liberating and affirmative potentials of poetic language from a philosophical and psychopathological perspective.

Primary research areas
  • 20th Century French and German Philosophy

  • Deconstruction and the postmodern

  • Psychoanalysis

  • Comparative literature, poetics and art theory

  • Phenomenology

Curriculum Vitae
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Selected publications
  • Remains of a Self – Solitudes and Responsibilities. PhD Dissertation. Publikationer fra Det Teologiske Fakultet,  Vol. 72, 2017, 300 pages (Peer reviewed).

  • “Tracing a Traumatic Temporality: On Trauma and Responsibility in Derrida and Lévinas,” in Levinas Studies, Duquesne University Press, Vol. 10, 2016, pp. 43–77 (Peer reviewed).
  • "Ways of dying. The double death in Kierkegaard and Blanchot,” in Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, Walter de Gruyter, 2014, pp. 255–283 (Peer reviewed).
  • "Det andet i det samme – dekonstruktive variationer over selvforhold og fremmedhed,” i TEOLinformation no. 50, 2014, pp. 21–24.


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Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen / Ansvarets uafsluttelige forhandling
In: Paradoks Tidsskrift for filosofi og teori, 2023
Journal article > peer review
Florence Villeséche; Anders Klitmøller; Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen / Leader Authenticity and Ethics : A Heideggerian Perspective.
In: Business Ethics Quarterly, 28.11.2023
Journal article > peer review
Florence Villeséche; Anders Klitmøller; Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen / The Ethics of Authentic Leadership : A Heideggerian Perspective.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2023, 1 p. (Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen / Two Structures of Friendship : On the Specular and the Spectral.
In: Derrida's Politics of Friendship: Amity and Enmity. . ed. /Luke Collison; Cillian Ó Fathaigh; Georgios Tsagdis. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press 2022, p. 137-149
Book chapter > peer review
Ana Maria Munar; Marius Gudmand-Høyer; Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen; Morten Sørensen Thaning / Values with Hamlet : Engaging with Value Incommensurability in Tourism Organizations.
In: Critical Tourism Studies 9: With in Dangerous Times. Working Proceedings. WWW : Critical Tourism Studies 2022, 2 p., p. 8-9
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen / Remains of a Self : Solitude in the Aftermath of Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction .
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2021, 315 p. (Philosophical Projections)
Book > peer review
Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen / Reversals of the Mirror Stage : Lacan and Blanchot on the Precariousness of Reality.
In: Lamella – Tidsskrift for teoretisk psykoanalyse, Vol. 5, No. 6, 2021, p. 66-88
Journal article > peer review
Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen / The Ethos of Poetry : Listening to Poetic and Schizophrenic Expressions of Alienation and Otherness.
In: Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, Vol. 52, No. 4, 2021, p. 334-351
Journal article > peer review
Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen / Auto-affection and the Curvature of Spacetime : Derrida Reading Heidegger Reading Kant.
In: International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2020, p. 411-432
Journal article > peer review
Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen / On a Language That Does Not Cease Speaking : Blanchot and Lacan on the Experience of Language in Literature and Psychosis.
In: Comparative and Continental Philosophy, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2020, p. 132-147
Journal article > peer review
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