Short CV/Education and training

  • Robin Curtis is Professor of Theory and Practice of Audio-visual Media at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf. Born in Toronto. Honours Bachelor of Arts University of Toronto, Magister Artium Freie Universität Berlin. Doctorate 2003 at the Freie Universität Berlin. Filmmaker (Nachlass, 1992), Curator e.g. Special Programme (Out of Time) Oberhausen 2001, Werkleitz Biennale, 2002, Goethe Institute Tour (Geschlecht-Konfliktbewältigung) Israel/Palestine 2003. Feodor-Lynen Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2008-2011 at SUNY Buffalo, NY, USA. Adjunct Professor at New York University, Global Academic Center in Berlin, 2009-2012. Research Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin in the Collaborative Research Centre (Cultures of Performativity, SFB 447) 2002-2010. On editorial board of internet journal and of paper journal Pop. Kultur und Kritik (Transcript Verlag).

Selected publications


  • Conscientious Viscerality: The Autobiographical Stance in German Film and Video, Berlin: Gebrüder Mann Verlag / Edition Imorde, 2006;

Edited Volumes

  • 2013 Synchronisierung der Künste. Ed. Robin Curtis, Gertrud Koch und Marc Siegel. München: Fink Verlag, 2013.

  • 2011 Synästhesie-Effekte: zur Intermodalität der ästhetischen Wahrnehmung. [Synaesthetic Effects: The Intermodality of Aesthetic Experience] Ed. Robin Curtis, Marc Glöde and Gertrud Koch. Munich: Fink Verlag, 2011.

  • 2009 Einfühlung: Zur Geschichte und Gegenwart eines ästhetischen Konzepts. [From Einfühlung to Empathy: The History and Contemporary Career of an Aesthetic Concept] Ed. Robin Curtis and Gertrud Koch. Munich: Fink Verlag, 2009.

  • 2008 Special Issue "Immersion", montage/av. 2/2/2008. Ed. Robin Curtis and Christiane Voss.

  • Deixis und Evidenz. [Deixis and Evidence] Ed. Horst Wenzel, Ludwig Jäger, Robin Curtis and Christina Lechtermann. Freiburg: Rombach Verlag, 2008.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • In Preparation:

    Framing the Self: The Autobiographical Turn in Germanophone Documentary. Eds. Robin Curtis and Angelica Fenner. Rochester: Camden House Press.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies, USA, since 1997

  • Gesellschaft für Medien [Society for Media Studies], FRG, since 1996

  • NECS Network of European Cinema Studies, Europe-wide Association, since 2006

  • Deutscher Hochschulverband, FRG, since 2006


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