Dominique Bauer (PhD History 2000, Leuven, MA Philosophy, MA Canon Law) has a background in intellectual/cultural history, philosophy and philosophy of law. On the latter subject she published with among others with Peeters Leuven, Cambridge University Press, Brill Leiden and Eleven International Publishing. She is a member of A2I and of PADP at the Department of Architecture and a member of GEMCA at UCL. She was a visiting scholar at the CES Minda de Gunzburg at Harvard in 2009. At present, she mainly works in the fields of comparative literature (French, German, Spanish, Italian) and French Studies.
In the past years, her research has focused on the imagery of interior spaces in literature, scholarly and visual sources. In her Beyond the Frame Case Studies (Brussels: ASP) and the edited volume The Imagery of Interior Spaces (New York: Punctum Books, due 2017) she deals with the interior and (anemic) subjectivity in a longue durée perspective. She currently studies notions of absence, presence and historicity in nineteenth century spatial imageries, as well as early modern aspects of this evolution and its current outcome in the contemporary liminal interior. On the latter she published a book chapter in the Bibliothèque Philosophique de Louvain (UCL), about the work of Alessandro Baricco (contemporary) and Leopoldo Alas and an article on Balzac. Forthcoming publications include: her book Spaces/Traces: the Contingency of the Spatial Image, on space/place and historicity, due in the fall (Leuven: Peeters: 2017) and a book chapter on Jules Romains (Bloomsbury: 2018).