Gerd Gemünden

  • Professor of German Studies

  • Professor of Film and Media Studies

  • Professor of Comparative Literature

  • The Sherman Fairchild Professor in the Humanities

Gerd Gemünden is the Sherman Fairchild Professor of the Humanities, and Professor of German Studies, Film and Media Studies, and Comparative Literature. He currently serves as Chair of the Program in Comparative Literature.

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330 Dartmouth Hall
HB 6084


  • B.A. Universität Tübingen
  • M.A. University of Oregon
  • Ph.D. University of Oregon

Selected Publications

  • Continental Strangers: German Exiles in Hollywood, 1933-1951 (2014)

  • A Foreign Affair: Billy Wilder's American Films (2008)

  • “Hollywood in Altona: Minority Cinema and the Transnational Imagination,” in German Pop Culture , A Mueller (ed.) (2004) 180-190.

  • Germans and Indians: Fantasies, Encounters, Projections , edited with C Calloway and S Zantop, (2002).

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Works In Progress

  • Lucrecia Martel: Towards a Cinemaof Deceleration

  • The Berlin School in a Global Context: The Case of Argentina