Christina Gerhardt

Visiting Assistant Professor of German

 

Email: gerhardt@pacificu.edu

Phone: (503) 352-2096

Office Location: WORLL 201

Office Hours: Mondays and Fridays, 1:00 - 2:00pm

         

Teaching Experience

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

Department of German, Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1996-2000

 

Research and Teaching Interests

20th-century literature, theory, and film; critical and aesthetic theory; film history and theory; theories of modernity, modernist literature, and art; Weimar era literature, art, and film; post-1989 literature, art and film; gender studies; transnational studies.

 

Current Research Project

Critique of Violence: The Trauma of Terrorism
Book-length study examining representations of the Red Army Faction in literature, art and film.

 The Concept of Nature in Theodor W. Adorno's Writings (submitted, under consideration for publication)

 

 

Education

University of Wisconsin at Madison, Ph. D. German Literature, 2005
University of Wisconsin at Madison, M.A., German Literature, 1997

Additional Study

East German Summer 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
   

Awards and Grants

Columbia University, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Visiting Scholar 2009-2010

 

Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam, Germany, Summer 2009

American Center for German Studies, Hunt Fellowship, Germany, Summer 2009 (alternate)

Harvard University, Center for European Studies, Visiting Scholar, 2008-2009

 

DAAD Grant, Summer Seminar in German Studies, Cornell University, June-July 2008

 

Fulbright Commission, Research Grant, Hamburg Institut für Sozialforschung, 2007-2008

Freie Universität, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Germany, 2006-2007

 

University of California at Berkeley, Research Grant, Professional Development Fund, July 2006

 

DAAD Grant, Center for Contemporary German Literature, Washington University, June 2006

 

University of California at Berkeley, Research Grant, Professional Development Fund, 2005-2006

 

Modern Languages Association, Graduate Student Travel Grant, December 2004

 

German Historical Institute, Young Scholar Award, May 2004

   

Publications
Journals, edited:

Adorno and Ethics. Ed. Christina Gerhardt. New German Critique 97 (2006).

Nominated for the CELJ (Council of Editors of Literary Journals) “2006 Best Special Issue” award.

 

Articles:

"The Second Time as Farce: Fassbinder's The Third Generation." Cinema Journal (under consideration). 22 ms pp.

“Social Critique and Terrorism: Ulrike Meinhof’s Bambule and Holger Meins’ Oskar Langenfeld.” The History of Censorship in German Cinema. Eds. Sara Hall and Stefan Soldovieri (Rochester: Camden House, volume under consideration). 25 ms pp.

 

“RAF as German and Family History: Von Trotta’s Marianne and Juliane and Petzold's The State I Am in." Quarterly Review of Film and Video. (under consideration). 25 ms pp.


"German Thrillers: From Rialto's Edgar Wallace Films to Tykwer and Edel." Generic Histories: Genre and its Deviations in German Cinema. Ed. Jaimey Fisher (Rochester: Camden House, forthcoming 2011). 25. ms pp.

"Narrating Terrorism: Kristina Konrad's Greater Freedom, Lesser Freedom." Questioning the RAF: The Politics of Culture. Special issue. Ed. Karin Bauer. Seminar 47.1 (forthcoming 2011). 64-80.

"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, forthcoming 2011). 20 ms pp.

“Thinking With: Animals in Schopenhauer, Horkheimer and Adorno.” Critical Theory and Animals. Ed. John Sanbonmatsu (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2010). 137-157.


"Frankfurt School." The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500 to the Present. 8 vols. Ed. Immanuel Ness (Malden, Mass: Blackwell, 2009). 1253-1257.

"Theodor W. Adorno." The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500 to the Present. 8 vols. Ed. Immanuel Ness (Malden, Mass: Blackwell, 2009). 12-13.

"Georg Lukács." The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500 to the Present. 8 vols. Ed. Immanuel Ness (Malden, Mass: Blackwell, 2009). 2135-2137.

   

“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 22 (2007): 205-223. muse.jhu.edu/demo/women_in_german_yearbook/v023/23.1gerhardt.html

“Adorno and Ethics: Introduction.” Adorno and Ethics. Ed. Christina Gerhardt. New German Critique 97 (2006): 1-4.

ngc.dukejournals.org/content/vol33/issue1_97/

“The Ethics of Animals in Adorno and Kafka.” Adorno and Ethics. Ed. Christina Gerhardt. New German Critique 97 (2006): 159-178. ngc.dukejournals.org/content/vol33/issue1_97/

“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.

“Theodor W. Adorno,” Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. 2nd ed. Eds. Michael Groden, Martin Kreiswirth, and Imre Szeman (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2004). 1-4.

 

 

Current Teaching Schedule, Spring 2011

GER 102-01 Intro to German Language and Literature MWF 10:30 - 11:35 AM MAR 201
GER 202-02 Intermediate German MWF 2:15 - 3:20 PM MAR LL5
GER 303-01 Contemporary Germany in Literature, Visual Culture and New Media MWF 3:30 - 4:35 PM MAR LL5
GER 495-01 Sr. Thesis in German Studies II TBA TBA TBA