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CES Welcome Viadrina Faculty Member Ronja Tripp to UT for the Spring 2014 Semester

Posted: January 8, 2014

CES is pleased to host a faculty member every spring from Europa Universität Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder) to spend a semester in Texas and teach courses at UT Austin. This semester, we welcome Dr. Ronja Tripp, Assistant Professor of Western European Literature. Dr. Tripp has spent time in the States before including as a visiting academic at New York University and as a DAAD Research Fellow at the HRC at UT. We look forward to her time in Austin!

This spring, Dr. Tripp will teach:

EUS 347 Film in British and German Literature  (36956)
TTh 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., JES A207A

The interrelation of cinematic aesthetics and prose fiction has mostly been discussed with regard to so-called “cinematic techniques” or styles of writing, thus suggesting merely a passive reception of this new visual medium. Looking beyond this notion, this seminar sets out to discuss the multiple – thematic, structural, and stylistic – connections between film and literature during the interwar period (and its aftermath). The novels, short stories, essays of English writers(e.g. Waugh, Huxley, H. Green, Isherwood) and German writers (e.g. Döblin, Broch, Höllriegel) discussed in this class will illustrate how they engaged cinema. This seminar, then, discusses the means and ends of literature´s interaction with the institutional framing, economics, media techniques, reception aesthetics and social practices of early cinema.

EUS 347 European Radio: History, Politics, Aesthetics  (36954)
TTh 12:30-2:00 p.m., JES A205A

This seminar will offer an introduction to the history of European Radio Culture. The dual focus will be on British and German radio stations. It will discuss early German radio theory, interactions of radio broadcasts and propaganda, aesthetics of radio drama, and different formats of wireless broadcasts.


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