Christina Gerhardt

Assistant Professor – on leave 2017-2018 academic year
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

Work Experience

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

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)
  • 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; colonialism and post-colonial studies; (im)migration and diaspora; geo-humanities and urban studies; environmental studies and environmental humanities.

Awards and Grants (selected)

Publications

Book Manuscripts:

  • 1968 and West German Cinema (in progress)
  • Atlas of Remote Islands and Rising Sea Levels (in progress)
  • Critique of Violence: The Trauma of Terrorism (under review)
  • Nature in Adorno (under review)

Edited Volumes and Journals:

  • Under review: Climate Change, Hawaii and the Pacific. Ed. Christina Gerhardt.
  • Under contract: Celluloid Revolt: German Screen Culture and the Long Sixties. Eds. Christina Gerhardt and Marco Abel (Rochester: Camden House, 2018). Series: Screen Cultures.
  • Under contract: 1968 and Global Cinema. Eds. Christina Gerhardt and Sara Saljoughi (Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2018).
  • In press: 1968 and Cinema in West Germany. Ed. Christina Gerhardt. The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 10 (Winter 2017).
  • 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:

Articles (Peer-Reviewed Journals and Volumes):

  • Under review: “Rising Sea Levels and Oahu,” My Ocean Guide. Eds. Map-Office.(Venice: Lightbox, 2018) (Article submitted March 4, 2017 / 2686 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: “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).
  • In press: “‘We are Not Drowning! We Are Fighting!’ Rising Sea Levels and Marshall Islands’ Poet Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner’s Iep Jaltok.” Arid and Awash: Water in Contemporary Literature. Paula Farca, ed. (Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2018) (Article accepted for publication on March 9, 2017). 5763 words.
  • In press: “Liquidity Incorporated: Economics Tides and Fluid Data in Hito Steyerl’s Liquidity, Inc. (2014).” Co-authored with Jaimey Hamilton Faris. Water Natures and Cultures: Water in Contemporary Film. Paula Farca, ed. (Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2018.) (Article accepted for publication on Feb. 12, 2017). 6606 words.
  • In press: “Far Away Nearby: 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). 8328 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 on Nov. 29, 2016).
  • In press: “1968 in 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). (Article accepted for publication on Nov. 5, 2016). 8635 words.
  • In press:”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) (Article accepted for publication on November 5, 2016). 3146 words.
  • 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.
  • Germany’s Renewable Energy Shift: Addressing Climate Change.” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism (Sept. 2016). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10455752.2016.1229803
  • Looking East: Christian Petzold’s Barbara (2012).” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 33.6 (June 2016): 550-566. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10509208.2015.1135679
  • “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.] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/gsr.2013.0143
  • “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.] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/smr.2011.0007
  • “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.] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/wgy.2008.0000
  • “Adorno and Ethics: Introduction.” Adorno and Ethics. Ed. Christina Gerhardt. New German Critique 97 (2006): 1-4. [pdf.] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/0094033X-2005-001
  • “The Ethics of Animals in Adorno and Kafka.” Adorno and Ethics. Ed. Christina Gerhardt. New German Critique 97 (2006): 159-178. [pdf.] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/0094033X-2005-009
  • “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):

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).
  • “Adorno’s Aesthetics and Ethics.” Review essay of J.M. Bernstein, Adorno (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001); Simon Jarvis, Adorno: A Critical Introduction (New York: Routledge, 1998); and Shierry Nicholsen-Weber, Exact Imagination: Late Work on Adorno’s Aesthetics (Cambridge: MIT P, 2000) Colloquia Germanica 36.2 (2003): 163-182.

Film Reviews:

Guest Lectures (select):

Harvard University; University of California at Los Angeles; University of California at Santa Barbara; University of California at Berkeley; 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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