Christina Gerhardt:1968 and Global Cinema

Christina Gerhardt:1968 and Global Cinema

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Moe's Books
2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley CA

Christina Gerhardt is Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and Associate Professor of Film and German Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

She is author of Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory (Bloomsbury, 2018), about which Kristin Ross wrote: “This informative and well-documented study of the changing representations of the Red Army Faction is a welcome model for how to go about de-provincializing our understanding of the post-war German experience.”

She is also co-editor of 1968 and Global Cinema (Wayne State UP, 2018), about which Rosalind Galt (King’s College London) wrote: "Insisting on the centrality of anticolonial struggles and international solidarities to the category of world cinema, this volume makes a welcome intervention into scholarship on political cinema. The editors have gathered an impressive range of essays which open out the histories and aesthetics of 1968 in genuinely exciting ways" and Rey Chow (Duke University) wrote: "This is timely, informative and stimulating set of essays is designed to deepen our understanding of 1968 as a watershed in cinematic aesthetics and global activist politics. An impressive collective accomplishment."

Also related to 1968, she is co-editor of Celluloid Revolt: German Screen Cultures and the Long Sixties (Camden House, 2019) and guest editor of 1968 and West German Cinema, a special issue of The Sixties 10 (2017).
She has also held fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, the Free University in Berlin and at Columbia
University and at the University of California at Berkeley, where she taught previously.

Her writing has been published in the journals Cineaste, Film Criticism, Film Quarterly, German Studies Review, Humanities, Mosaic, New German Critique, Quarterly Review of Film and Video and The Sixties.