Lutz Koepnick is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German, Cinema and Media Arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he also chairs the Department of German, Russian and East European Studies. He received a Joint-Ph.D. in 1994 in German Studies and Humanities from Stanford University. After teaching for nearly twenty years at Washington University in St. Louis, Koepnick joined Vanderbilt in June 2013.
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 various anthologies on German cinema, sound culture, new media aesthetics, aesthetic theory, and questions of exile. His current projects include The Long Take: Art Cinema and the Wondrous, a book investigating the representation of time and duration in international art cinema and moving image art today, and a monograph on filmmaker Michael Bay.
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On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary
Columbia University Press
Cloth, 336 pages, 44 b&w illustrations
$35.00 / £24.00
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