Martin Vöhler is professor of Greek philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include poetics, rhetorics and the reception of ancient literature in the modern age. He is co-editor of the journal Philologus and of the Hölderlin-annual.
His latest publication are about the rhetoric of destabilization in Plato’s dialogues and ancient Greek poetry; the relation between humanism and the revolution in the 18th century; European philhellenism since Winckelmann; Brecht’s ‚Mythenkorrekturen‘ and Heidegger’s Hölderlin. Currently, he is working on the Aristotelian catharsis and its dissolution in Bernays, Nietzsche und Freud.
During his residence at Cinepoetics he will work on a project titled Enthusiasm and Politics in ancient Poetics, which is concerned with the document About the Sublime. Via the concept of the sublime and model authors, he will introduce its main themes such as enthusiasm and politics, the pathos of freedom as well as the metaphysic framing, while highlighting the objectives of text and its meaning for the modern age.