Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2021
    Chair in Media and Cultural Studies (W3) at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 2017 – 2021
    Chair in Media and Cultural Studies (W3) at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany

  • 2012 – 2017
    W2 Professor of Theory and Practice of Audio-Visual Media at Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf

  • 2012
    Habilitation at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Media Studies

  • 2008 – 2011
    Feodor-Lynen Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at SUNY Buffalo, NY, USA

  • 2003
    Doctorate at the Freie Universität Berlin in Film Studies

  • 2002 – 2010
    Research Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin in the Collaborative Research Centre (Cultures of Performativity, SFB 447)

  • 1996
    Magister Artium Freie Universität Berlin in Theatre Studies and North American Studies.

  • 1989
    Specialist in German Languages and Literatur, University of Toronto

  • 1988
    Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) in German Languages and Literature and Cinema Studies, University of Toronto

  • 1964
    Born in Toronto

Selected publications

Monograph

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

Edited Volumes

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Special Issue "Immersion", montage AV, 17/2/2008. 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

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

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

On editorial boards of:

Referee for:

  • die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG

  • das Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg

  • The American Academy in Berlin

  • Medienwissenschaft

  • Cinèma & Cie

  • Germanic Review

  • Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal

  • NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies

Member of:

  • Deutscher Hochschulverband, FRG, since 2006

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

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

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

Media coverage

  • Selfiewahn und Likegeilheit: Wieso wir uns in sozialen Medien inszenieren, interview on fudder.de

  • Prof. Dr. Robin Curtis, Professorin für Medienkulturwissenschaft, interview on unicross.uni-freiburg.de

  • Weibliche Bedürfnisse und Orgasmen: Was feministische Pornos leisten können, article on fudder.com

  • Bewegung! Fünfzig Jahre nach dem Epochenbruch bleibt die Frage: Wie tief greifend war der Wandel nach 1968, article, on pr2.uni-freiburg.de (also available as a Pdf)

  • Between Panoramas and VR: What Does It Mean to be Immersed? article on zip-scene.com

  • Soziale Netzwerke: Lob des Banalen, article on rp-online.de

  • Festivals schaffen Zugang für Filme aus aller Welt article on badische-zeitung.de

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Curator: Goethe Institute Tour (Geschlecht-Konfliktbewältigung) Israel/Palestine, 2003

  • Co-Curator: Werkleitz Biennale, 2002

  • Co-Curator (with Laura U. Marks): Theme/Series (Out of Time) Oberhausen, 2001

  • Filmmaker: Nachlaß, 1992 (Distributed by Arsenal: Institut for Film and Media)


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