Christina Gerhardt

Assistant Professor
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

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Additional Study

  • 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
  • Fulbright Faculty Seminar in German Studies, June 2011 (declined)
  • East German Film Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, July 2009 (declined)
  • German Film Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, August, 2008
  • Cornell University, DAAD Summer Seminar in German Studies, June – July 2008
  • Cornell University, School of Criticism and Theory, Summer 1999
  • Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany, Spring Semester 1998
  • University of California at Berkeley, German, Fall Semester 1997

Areas of Interest

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 and theory; colonialism and post-colonial studies; (im)migration and transnational studies; geography and urban studies; environmental studies and humanities.

Teaching Experience

  • University of California at Berkeley, 2000-2006

Awards and Grants (selected)

External

UHM

  • University of Hawaii Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Research Award, June-July 2016
  • College of LLL, Junior Faculty Excellence in Research Award, University of Hawai’i, Feb 2016
  • University Research Council, Faculty Travel Grant, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Oct 2015
  • University Research Council, Junior Faculty Research Award, University of Hawai’i, 2014-2015
  • University Research Council, Faculty Travel Grant, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Sept 2014
  • College of LLL, Faculty Travel Grant, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, July-August 2014
  • University Research Council, Faculty Travel Grant, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Oct 2013
  • University of Hawaii Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Research Award, June-Aug 2013
  • University Research Council, Faculty Travel Grant, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, March 2013
  • University Research Council, Faculty Travel Grant, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, June 2012

Publications

Book Manuscripts:

  • Critique of Violence: The Trauma of Terrorism (manuscript under review)
  • The Language of Nature in Theodor W. Adorno’s Writings (book proposal submitted)

(Co-)Edited Volumes:

1968 and Global Cinema. Christina Gerhardt and Sara Saljoughi (under contract: Wayne State UP)

• Climate Change, Hawaii and the Pacific. Christina Gerhardt, ed. (book proposal submitted)

Edited Journals:

  • Adorno and Ethics. Ed. Christina Gerhardt. New German Critique 97 (2006).                Nominated for the Council of Editors of Literary Journals “2006 Best Special Issue” award. Reviewed in Postmodern Culture 17.3 (May 2007)

(Co-)Edited Series in a Peer-Reviewed Journal:

  • “1968 and Cinema in West Germany.” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture Guest-editor of a series of articles (forthcoming Winter 2016). (articles due August 1, 2016)
  • “The Berlin School: The Dreileben Project,” German Studies Review 36.3 (October 2013).      Co-editor, with Marco Abel, of five articles on the 2011 Berlin School trilogy Dreileben.

Articles (Peer-Reviewed Volumes and Journals):

  • “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). 24 ms. pp.
  • “Looking East: Christian Petzold’s Barbara (2012).” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 33.6 (2016): 550-566.
  • “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.
  • “Narrating Terrorism: Kristina Konrad’s Greater Freedom, Lesser Freedom.”Questioning the RAF: The Politics of Culture. Special issue. Ed. Karin Bauer. Seminar 47.1 (2011): 64-80. [pdf.]
  • “Thinking With: Animals in Schopenhauer, Horkheimer and Adorno.” Critical Theory and Animals. Ed. John Sanbonmatsu (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011). 137-157.
  • “Working through the Past: Christian Petzold’s The State I am In.” ZeitRäume: Potsdamer Almanach.  Ed. Martin Sabrow. (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2010). 31-42.
  • “Surveillance Mechanisms in Literature and Film: Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum by Böll and Schlöndorff / Von Trotta.” Literature and Film. Special Issue. Ed. P.M. Lutzeler. Gegenwartsliteratur 7 (2008): 69-83.
  • “Transnational Germany: Hito Steyerl’s Die leere Mitte and 200 Years of Border Crossings.” Women in German Yearbook 23 (2007): 205-223. [pdf.]
  • “Adorno and Ethics: Introduction.” Adorno and Ethics. Ed. Christina Gerhardt. New German Critique 97 (2006): 1-4. [pdf.]
  • “The Ethics of Animals in Adorno and Kafka.” Adorno and Ethics. Ed. Christina Gerhardt. New German Critique 97 (2006): 159-178. [pdf.]
  • “The Allied Air Bombing Campaign of Germany in Herzog’s Little Dieter Needs to Fly.” Bombs Away: Representing the Air War over Europe and Japan. Amsterdamer Beiträge zur Germanistik 60. Eds. William Rasch and Wilfried Wilms (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006). 345-354.

Entries – Encyclopedias and Handbooks (Peer-Reviewed Volumes):

Film Festival Reviews:

Review Essays:

  • “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:

Guest Lectures (select):

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; Pomona College; University of California at Berkeley; Kunstwerke Museum, Berlin, Germany; Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

Topics taught – graduate and undergraduate:

  • The Frankfurt School
  • Benjamin and Adorno
  • The Frankfurt School and Nature
  • History of Cinema
  • Film Theory, Criticism, Analysis
  • 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
 

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