Gerrit Haas was awarded a joint PhD from Free University Berlin and the University of Western Australia. His doctoral thesis Ficto/critical Strategies: Subverting Textual Practices of Meaning, Other and Self-Formation was published by Transcript Verlag. In it he re-theorises the peculiar textual conduct of ficto/critical writing, which inextricably intersects fictional with critical discourses as well as aesthetics with poetics and ethics, to the effect that it is ultimately qualified as an unheard-of interventionist aesthetic of deconstruction directed at the ramifications of our textual cultures. His post-doctoral research interests comprise constellations, hacking literature, and discursive iconicity but still revolve around the ficto/critical. Born and bred in Düsseldorf, he currently lives and works in Berlin.