Dr. Claudia Clausius

Dr. Claudia Clausius

(on sabbatical)

Dr. Claudia Clausius

Associate Professor

Phone: 4425
Email: cclausiu@uwo.ca

Claudia Clausius is interested in literature and art's challenges to accepted cultural dynamics and political ideas. In the past her research has focused on modern art and such figures as Francis Bacon and Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Paul Klee, and Wole Soyinka. Supported by a SSHRC Connection Grant, her most recent project explores the polarized politics in Germany's interwar period and its contemporary echoes: Weimar 2020: The Glamour of the Empty Centre, an edited volume currently under consideration by University of Toronto Press. She is also at work on a collaboration for an invited paper entitled "Triptych to Eternity" that explores the influences among German poet Johann Rist, J.S. Bach, and the Austrian modernist artist Oskar Kokoschka.

Recent Awards

  • SSHRC Connections Grant (2019)

Professional Activity

  • SSHRC Reviewer for Connections Grant 2021 competition
  • Audio Guide Consultant for the Art Gallery of Ontario's exhibition "As if Sand were Stone: Latin American Contemporary Art," featuring Cuban artist Glenda Léon's work "Wasted Time, " 2017-2018


  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of Toronto
  • M.A., English Literature, University of Toronto
  • M.Litt., English, Oxon
  • Hon. B.A., English and Modern Languages, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto


  • Foundations in The New Liberal Arts - English
  • King's Scholar in The New Liberal Arts (formerly Western Thought and Civilization)
  • History of Drama
  • Global Literature and Post-Colonial
  • Modern Drama
  • Contemporary Critical Theory
  • History of Criticism
  • Forms of Fiction


Intellectual and Cultural History; Comparative Literature; Intersections of Art and Literature

Selected Publications

  • C. Clausius, R. Steineck, eds. Time: Origins and Futures, Volume 14th of The Study of Time, Brill, Netherlands, 2012.
  • “The Temporal Theatres of Sculpture and Drama: Wole Soyinka and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Kronoscope: Journal for the Study of Time. Vol. 7, No. 1, Leiden: Brill, 2007, pp. 3-32.
  • “From Italy to Tunisia: Paul Klee’s Mediterranean Journal” in Modernism and Modernity in the Mediterranean World, eds. Pietropaolo, Domenico and Luca Somigli. New York, Ottawa, Toronto: Legas, 2006, pp. 305-334. 
  • “Francis Bacon: Retrospective Uncertainties,” in Time and Uncertainty. Ed. P. Harris. Brill, Leiden, 2004. 99-122.
  • “Intersections between Art and Literature: Francis Bacon and Samuel Beckett” in European Culture in a Changing World: Between Nationalism and Globalism (interdisciplinary CD-Rom). Ed Meyer-Dinkgräfe. Aberystwyth: University of Wales Press, 2003. 
  • “ ‘A Rose for Emily’: The Faulknerian Construction of Meaning.” In Approaches to Teaching Faulkner. Ed. Stephen Hahn. New Jersey: Associated University Presses, reprinted 2000. 144-9