Christina Gerhardt

Associate Professor – on sabbatical research leave – 2017-2018 academic year

Visiting Scholar at UC-Berkeley, Institute of European Studies

Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Center for European Studies

1890 East-West Road
Moore Hall 453
Honolulu  HI  96822

Phone: (808) 956-4182
Fax: (808) 956-9536
E-mail: christina.gerhardt@hawaii.edu

https://english-hawaii.academia.edu/ChristinaGerhardt

Affiliations

Previous Position

  • University of California at Berkeley, Lecturer, Department of German, 2000-2006

Additional Study

  • NEH, Summer Institute, Space, Place and the Humanities, July-August 2017
  • University of Chicago, DAAD Summer Seminar in German Studies, July-August 2015
  • German Film Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May-June, 2015
  • Fulbright and DAAD, Summer Academy in Leipzig, Germany, June 2014
  • German Film Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, August, 2008
  • Cornell University, DAAD Summer Seminar in German Studies, June – July 2008

Areas of Research and Teaching Expertise

European and German studies; Critical Theory and Frankfurt School, esp. Adorno, Benjamin and Kracauer; film and visual studies; film aesthetics, history, theory; experimental cinema; documentary and essay film; Modernity and Weimar; the Two Germanies; the New Berlin Republic; history and representations of social movements; New Left and the 1960s; gender and feminist studies; colonialism and post-colonial studies; (im)migration and diasporic studies; geo-humanities and urban studies; environmental studies and environmental humanities.

Awards, Fellowships, Grants – select

UH Awards, Grants – select

Publications

Books

  • 1968 and West German Cinema. In preparation.
  • Atlas of Remote Islands and Rising Sea Levels. In preparation.
  • Nature in Adorno. Under review.
  • Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory (Bloomsbury, 2018).

Edited Volumes – Peer-Reviewed

  • Climate Change, Hawaii and the Pacific. Ed. Christina Gerhardt. Under review.
  • Celluloid Revolt: German Screen Culture and the Long Sixties. Eds. Christina Gerhardt and Marco Abel (Camden House, 2018). Series: Screen Cultures. Under contract.
  • 1968 and Global Cinema. Eds. Christina Gerhardt and Sara Saljoughi (Wayne State UP, 2018). Under contract.

Edited Special Issues (or Sections) of Journals – Peer-Reviewed

Articles – Journals and Volumes – Peer-Reviewed and Recent

  • Under review: “Helke Sander’s dffb Films and the West German Feminist Movement.” Celluloid Revolt: German Screen Cultures and the Long Sixties. Eds. Christina Gerhardt and Marco Abel (Rochester: Camden House, 2018) (Volume submitted May 31, 2017 / 7403 words).
  • Under review: “Introduction.” Celluloid Revolt: German Screen Cultures and the Long Sixties. Eds. Christina Gerhardt and Marco Abel (Rochester: Camden House, 2018) (Volume submitted May 31, 2017 / 7804 words).
  • Under review: “Rising Sea Levels and Pacific Islands.” Climate Change, Hawaii and the Pacific. Christina Gerhardt, ed. (Article submitted Jan. 5, 2017 / 5021 words).
  • Under review: “Introduction: Climate Change, Hawaii and the Pacific.” Climate Change, Hawaii and the Pacific. Christina Gerhardt, ed. (Article submitted Jan. 5, 2017 / 4130 words).
  • Under review: “The Early Students Films of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) and Internationalism.” 1968 and Global Cinema. (Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2018). (Article submitted Jan. 27, 2017). 6110 words.
  • Under review: “Introduction – Looking Back: Global Cinema and the Legacy of New Waves around 1968.” 1968 and Global Cinema. (Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2018). (Article submitted Jan. 27, 2017). 5594 words.
  • Under review: “Liquidity Incorporated: Economics Tides and Fluid Data in Hito Steyerl’s Liquidity, Inc. (2014).” Co-authored with Jaimey Hamilton Faris. Arid and Awash: Critical Essays on Water in Contemporary Literature and Film. Paula Farca, ed. (Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2018.) (Article submitted Feb. 12, 2017). 6606 words.
  • In press: “Space, Motion and Sound: The Cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Christian Petzold.” Special Issue: Cinema and the Production of Space. Guest Editor Katy Hardy. Wide Screen 7.1 (2017) (Article accepted for publication Feb. 22, 2017). 7759 words.
  • In press: “Rising Sea Levels – Hawaii: Waikiki Beach, Oahu by 2100.” Water: An Atlas (Oakland: Guerrilla Cartography, 2017). (Article / Map accepted for publication Nov. 29, 2016).
  • In press: “Rising Sea Levels – Marshall Islands: Majuro Atoll by 2055.” Water: An Atlas (Oakland: Guerrilla Cartography, 2017). (Article / map accepted for publication Nov. 29, 2016).
  • In press: “Fassbinder’s Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven (1975) in a Geneaology of the Arbeiterfilme.” Film Criticism 41.2 (2017). (Article accepted for publication on July 25, 2016). 8061 words.
  • In press: “Pacific and Plastic: Midway Atoll, Plastiglomerate and Love of Place.” Special Issue on Scale. Mosaic 51.1 (March 2018). (Article accepted for publication on July 4, 2016). 7686 words.
  • In press: “Walking, We Ask Questions: Experiential Learning and Environmental Humanities,” Approaches to Developing Ecological Consciousness in the 21st Century Classroom, Ed. Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson (New York: Lexington Books, under contract) (Accepted for publication on Nov. 29, 2015). 8467 words.
  • “1968 and the Early Cinema of the dffb. “1968 and West German Cinema. Ed. Christina Gerhardt. The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 10 (Winter 2017): 29-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17541328.2017.1326731
  • “Introduction: Cinema in West Germany around 1968.” 1968 and West German Cinema. Ed. Christina Gerhardt. The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 10 (Winter 2017): 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17541328.2017.1327749
  • “Inundation: Sea Level Rise and O’ahu.” My Ocean Guide. Eds. Map-Office (Venice: Lightbox Publishing, 2017): 107-113.
  • Germany’s Renewable Energy Shift: Addressing Climate Change.” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 28.2 (2017): 103-119. [pdf.]
  • Looking East: Christian Petzold’s Barbara (2012).” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 33.6 (June 2016): 550-566. [pdf.]
  • “RAF as German and Family History: Von Trotta’s Marianne and Juliane and Petzold’s The State I Am in.” The Place of Politics in German Film. Ed. Martin Blumenthal-Barby (Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2014). 166-184.
  • “‘Aus den Orten eine Geschichte Gewinnen’: Christian Petzold’s Etwas Besseres als den Tod,” German Studies Review 36.3 (October 2013): 617-25. [pdf.]
  • “On Natural History: Concepts of History in Kracauer and Adorno,” Culture in the Anteroom: The Legacies of Siegfried Kracauer. Eds. Gerd Gemünden and Johannes von Moltke (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2012). 229-243.

Entries – Encyclopedias and Handbooks – Peer-Reviewed

Review Essays – Recent

  • Halle, Randall. The Europeanization of Cinema: Interzones and Imaginative Communities. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014). Berghahn, Daniela and Claudia Sternberg, eds. European Cinema in Motion. (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014). German Studies Review 40.1 (February 2017): 241-245.
  • “Carry Boltcutters Everywhere,” Film Quarterly 69.1 (Fall 2015): 102-104. Review essay of Eric Ames, Werner Herzog: Interviews (2014) and Paul Cronin, Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed (2014).
  • “The Berlin School,” Cineaste (Spring 2014): 66-68. Review essay of Berlin School Glossary (2013), Christian Petzold (2013), The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin School (2013), and The Berlin School (2013).

Film Reviews – Recent

Guest Lectures – Select

University of Chicago; Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K.; Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany; San Francisco State University; Marin Headlands, Center for the Arts; Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität – Frankfurt am Main; Freie Universität Berlin; New York University (Deutsches Haus); CUNY Graduate Center; Harvard University; Rice University; University of Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium; Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung. Potsdam, Germany; Goethe Institute New York; Wellesley College; Haverford College; University of California at Santa Cruz; Columbia University; University of California at Los Angeles; University of Jena, Germany; University of Leipzig, Germany; University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; University of California at Berkeley; Kunstwerke Museum, Berlin, Germany; Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

Courses – graduate and undergraduate

  • The Frankfurt School
  • Benjamin and Adorno
  • The Frankfurt School and Nature
  • History of Cinema
  • Film Theory, Criticism, Analysis
  • Documentary Cinema
  • Experimental Film
  • 1968 and Global Cinema
  • Global Art Cinema
  • History of German Cinema
  • New German Cinema
  • The Berlin School
  • German Fascism and Propaganda
  • Two Germanies – 1949-1989
  • Transnational Germany – 1945 to the present
  • The New Berlin Republic in Architecture, Art, Literature and Film
  • Introduction to Environmental Humanities
  • Philosophies of Nature / Nature Philosophy, 1800-present
  • Nature Writing / Writing Nature
  • Landscape Art and Photography
  • Ocean Planet: Islands and Literature
 

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