Short CV/Education and training

  • Robin Curtis holds the Chair in Media and Cultural Studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany. Born in Toronto. Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Toronto in German Languages and Literature and Cinema Studies; Magister Artium Freie Universität Berlin in Theatre Studies and North American Studies. Doctorate 2003 at the Freie Universität Berlin in Film Studies; Habilitation 2014 at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Media Studies. 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. W2 Professor of Theory and Practice of Audio-Visual Media at Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf. Research Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin in the Collaborative Research Centre (Cultures of Performativity, SFB 447) 2002-2010. On editorial boards of Pop: Kultur und Kritik (Transcript Verlag) and Jahrbuch immersiver Medien (Schüren 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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