Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German, Cinema and Media Arts
Chair, Department of German, Russian and East European Studies
Lutz Koepnick has published widely on film, media theory, visual culture, new media aesthetic, and intellectual history from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. He is the author of On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary (2014); Framing Attention: Windows on Modern German Culture (2007); The Dark Mirror: German Cinema between Hitler and Hollywood (2002); Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Power (1999); and of Nothungs Modernität: Wagners Ring und die Poesie der Politik im neunzehnten Jahrhundert (1994). Koepnick is the co-author of Windows | Interface (2007), [Grid ‹ › Matrix] (2006), and the co-editor of five anthologies on sound in modern German culture, the exile of German visual artists and filmmakers in the United States, the global connections of postwar German cinema, the role of German aesthetic theories in an age of new media, and new wave German cinema. His current projects include Notes on the Long Take: Toward a Wondrous Spectator, a book investigating the representation of time and duration in international art cinema and video art today.