Professor Regina Karl is an Assistant Professor of German and Cinema Studies at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University after having studied in Munich, Berkeley and Paris. Her research draws from a range of disciplines and centers on media ecology, psychoanalysis, as well as the entanglement of art and politics. Focusing on twentieth-century German and French literature and film, media studies is her comprehensive framework for understanding the interplay and impact of different forms of art on society at large. Her current book project, titled “Manipulations. The Hand as Symbol and Symptom in the Arts and Literature after 1900,” extends that impulse towards a transmedial scholarship. This project reassesses the relationship between handwork and technology, between technological reproducibility and the hand as corporeal instrument and figure of thought. She share a strong passion for contemporary German-speaking theater and collaborated as a dramaturg in various performances in Germany and the US.
- Department of Department of Germanic, Russian, and Eastern European Languages & Literatures