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Todd R Herzog

Title: Professor and Department Head of German Studies and Director of the Center for Film and Media Studies
Office: 732 Old Chemistry Building
Tel: 513-556-2751
Email: todd.herzog@uc.edu

Todd Herzog's research and teaching focus on 20th- and 21st-century German and Austrian literature, film, and culture. He is co-editor of the Journal of Austrian Studies and is author of Crime Stories: Criminalistic Fantasy and the Culture of Crisis in Weimar Germany (Berghahn, 2009) and co-editor of A New Germany in a New Europe (Routledge, 2001) and Rebirth of a Culture: Jewish Identity and Jewish Writing in Germany and Austria Today (Berghahn, 2008). He is currently editing A Critical Filmography of German Cinema to 1945 for Caboose Books and working on a monograph on the aesthetics of surveillance. He regularly teaches courses on German and European cinema, film studies methodology and history, and German cultural history. He also regularly directs the annual study tour to Berlin.

Education

  • PhD, University of Chicago, 2001.
  • MA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1994 (Germanic Languages and Literature).
  • BA, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 1991 (European Studies).

Research Information

Research Interests

Todd Herzog’s teaching and research interests include crime and detective fiction, the aesthetics of surveillance, European modernism, German-Jewish culture, contemporary European cultural politics and film studies. He is author of Crime Stories: Criminalistic Fantasy and the Culture of Crisis in Weimar Germany (Berghahn Books, 2009) and co-editor (with Sander Gilman) of A New Germany in a New Europe (Routledge, 2001) and the Rebirth of a Culture: Jewish Identity and Jewish Writing in Germany and Austria Today (Berghahn Books, 2008; with Hillary Hope Herzog and Benjamin Lapp). He has written articles on the image of America in recent German-Jewish literature, theories of biological and cultural hybridity, the role of film in criminal investigation and the modernist case history.

Research Support

  • Taft Research Center Faculty Release Fellowship. 2008.
  • C.P. Taft Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, UC. 2004.
  • IGSA Individual Faculty Grant, UC Berlin Program. 2003.
  • C.P. Taft Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, UC. 2002.
  • German Academic Exchange Association (DAAD). 2002.
  • University Research Council Faculty Research Fellowship, UC. 2001.
  • C.P. Taft Conference within the Continental US Travel Grants, UC. 2001 to 2008.
  • Fulbright Scholarship. 1997 to 1998.
  • Quadrille Ball Committee Scholarship, Germanistic Society of America. 1997 to 1998.
  • Wiegeland Travel and Research Grant in Norwegian Studies, University of Chicago, Universitetet i Oslo. 1997.
  • Gamer Fellowship, University of Chicago. 1994 to 1999.
  • Amherst Memorial Fellowship. 1993 to 1995.
  • John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship. 1993.
  • Rufus B. Kellogg Fellowship. 1992 to 1993.
  • International Travel Grant, Taft Research Center. 2009. Status: Completed.
  • (Fellow), Taft Center Fellowship, Taft Research Center. 2011 to 2012.
  • (Fellow), Taft Research Center Fellowship, Charles Phelps Taft Research Center. 09-2011 to 06-2012. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • "Crime Stories: Criminal, Society and the Modernist Case History." Representations (2002): 34-61.
  • "Hybrids and Mischlinge: Translating Anglo-American Cultural Theory into German." German Quarterly 70:1 (1997), 1-17.
  • “The Banality of Surveillance: Michael Haneke’s Caché and Life after the End of Privacy,” Modern Austrian Literature 43:2 (2010), 25-40.

Books

  • Rebirth of a Culture: Jewish Identity and Jewish Writing in Germany and Austria Today. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2008.
  • A New Germany in a New Europe. New York and London: Routledge, 2001.
  • Crime Stories: Criminalistic Fantasy and the Culture of Crisis in Weimar Germany (New York: Berghahn Books, 2009).
  • A New Germany in a New Europe, ed. Todd Herzog and Sander L. Gilman (New York and London: Routledge, 2001).

Book Chapter

  • "Policing Criminals in Weimar Germany." Police Forces: A Cultural History of an Institution. Ed. Klaus Mladek. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.
  • "Criminalistic Fantasy' and the Culture of Crisis in Weimar Germany." Proceedings of the American Historical Association 2005 Conference. Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association and University Microfilms, 2005.
  • "'Wien bleibt Wien': Austrian-Jewish Culture at Two Fins de Siècle." Literature in Vienna at the Turn of the Centuries: Continuities and Discontinuities around 1900 and 2000. Ed. Ernst Grabovski and James Hardin. Rochester and Suffolk: Camden House, 2003. 205-220.
  • "'New York is More Fun:' Amerika in der zeitgenössischen deutsch-jüdischen Literatur / Die zeitgenössische detusch-jüdische Literatur in Amerika." Deutsch-jüdische Literatur der neunziger Jahre. Die Generation nach der Shoah, Beiheft zur Zeitschrift für Deutsche Philologie. Ed. Sander L. Gilman und Hartmut Steineck. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2002. 204-213.
  • "Germans and Jews after the Fall of the Wall: The Promises and Problems of Hybridity." German Studies in the Post-Holocaust Age. Ed. Adrian Del Caro and Janet Ward. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Press, 2000. 93, 102.
  • "'Den Verbrecher erkennen.' Zur Geschichte der Kriminalistik." Gesichter der Weimarer Republik. Eine physiognomische Kulturgeschichte. Ed. Claudia Schmölders and Sander L. Gilman. Berlin: DuMont, 2000. 51, 77.
  • “Rebirth of a Culture—Birth of a Book,” in Cultures Entwined: German-Jewish Relations, Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, ed. Ruth H. Sanders (Oxford, OH: Miami University, 2009), 31-42. (co-authored with Hillary Hope Herzog).
  • “Literary Encounters Between German-Jews and Jewish Americans in the 1990s,” in Jewish Writing and Jewish Culture in Germany and Austria Today, ed. Benjamin Lapp, Hillary Herzog and Todd Herzog (New York: Berghahn Books, 2008).
  • “Fritz Lang’s M (1931): An Open Case,” in The Columbia Companion to Weimar Cinema,” ed. Noah Isenberg (New York: Columbia UP, 2009), 291-309.
  • “A City Tracks a Murderer: Mass Murder and Mass Public in Weimar Germany,” in Police Forces: A Cultural History of an Institution, ed. Klaus Mladek (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
  • “’What shall the history books read?:’ The Debate over Inglourious Basterds and the Limits of Representation.” In Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds: A Manipulation of Metacinema. Ed. Robert von Dassanowsky. New York and London: Continuum, 2012. 271-296. Print.
  • “Berlin – Ecke Schönhauser," World Film Locations: Berlin. Ed. Susan Ingram. London: Intellect Books, 2012. (forthcoming)
  • “Die drei von der Tankstelle.” World Film Locations: Berlin. Ed. Susan Ingram. London: Intellect Books, 2012. (forthcoming)
  • “Germania anno zero.” World Film Locations: Berlin. Ed. Susan Ingram. London: Intellect Books, 2012. (forthcoming)
  • “Ostkreuz.” World Film Locations: Berlin. Ed. Susan Ingram. London: Intellect Books, 2012. (forthcoming)
  • “The Quiller Memorandum." World Film Locations: Berlin. Ed. Susan Ingram. London: Intellect Books, 2012. (forthcoming)
  • “Valkyrie." World Film Locations: Berlin. Ed. Susan Ingram. London: Intellect Books, 2012. (forthcoming)
  • “Antales.” World Film Locations: Vienna. Ed. Robert Dassanowsky. London: Intellect Books, 2012. (forthcoming)
  • “Der Räuber.” World Film Locations: Vienna. Ed. Robert Dassanowsky. London: Intellect Books, 2012. (forthcoming)
  • “The Prater.” World Film Locations: Vienna. Ed. Robert Dassanowsky. London: Intellect Books, 2012. (forthcoming)
  • “Dr Mabuse, der Spieler.” The Directory of World Cinema: Berlin, ed. Michelle Langford. London: Intellect Books (forthcoming 2013)
  • “Die Straße.” The Directory of World Cinema: Berlin, ed. Michelle Langford. London: Intellect Books (forthcoming 2013)
  • “Der Räuber.” The Directory of World Cinema: Berlin, ed. Michelle Langford. London: Intellect Books (forthcoming 2013)
  • “German Detective Films.” The Directory of World Cinema: Berlin. Ed. Michelle Langford. London: Intellect Books (forthcoming 2013)

Encyclopedia Article

  • "Scapegoat." Violence in America: An Encyclopedia. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
  • "Copycat Violence." Violence in America: An Encyclopedia. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
  • "Violence as Spectacle." Violence in America: An Encyclopedia. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Published Abstract

  • "'Criminalistic Fantasy' and the Culture of Crisis in Weimar Germany." Proceedings of the American Historical Association 2005 (2005). Abstract.

Review

  • David Schmid. "Natural Born Celebrities." Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur. (2006).
  • "Images of Crime. Representations of Crime and the Criminal in Science, the Arts, and the Media, Vol. 1-2." Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur. (2005).
  • Shoshana Felman. "The Juridical Unconscious." German Quarterly 76.4. (2003).
  • Susanne Komfort-Hein / Susanne Scholz, Lustmord. Medialisierungen eines kulturellen Phantasmas um 1900. Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur (online edition) (2009)

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • (02/28/2004). Aimee and Jaguar and the Holocaust Love Story. Out of the Shadows: Berlin in German Cinema After the Wall, Miami, OH.
  • (01/21/2004). Crime Stories Department of German Studies Brown-Bag Lunch, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • (11/07/2003). Crime Stories Department of Sociology Colloquium Series, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • (09/18/2003). Methods of Teaching European Cinema in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Workshop For High School and University Teachers Kentucky Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • (05/12/2001). Crime Stories: Criminal, Society and the Modernist Case History German Historical Institute, Washington, DC.
  • (11/26/2000). New York is More Fun Literarisches Colloquium, Berlin,Germany.
  • (12/17/1999). Seeing the Criminal Einstein Forum and the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Potsdam, Germany.
  • (03/01/2009). Rebirth of a Culture - Birth of a Book" Miami University, Oxford, OH.
  • Todd Herzog (10-2011). German Noir: Deutsche Detektive und deutsche Verbrecher im englischspragigen Kriminalroman Internatioanle Tagung: Recht und Moral, Kiel, Germany.
  • Todd Herzog (10-2011). German Noir: Deutsche Detektive und deutsche Verbrecher im englischspragigen Kriminalroman Internatioanle Tagung: Recht und Moral, Kiel, Germany.
  • Todd Herzog (10-2011). German Noir: Deutsche Detektive und deutsche Verbrecher im englischspragigen Kriminalroman Internatioanle Tagung: Recht und Moral, Kiel, Germany.

Paper Presentations

  • (04/26/2008). Life Under Sueveillance: Ethics and the Media in the Films of Michael Haneke. Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association, Seattle, WA.
  • (09/29/2005). Berlin Childhoods: Film Versions of Emil und die Detektive. German Studies Association Annual Convention, Milwaukee, WI.
  • (07/20/2005). A Child’s Guide to Berlin: Filming Childhood in the City from the Weimar Republic to the Berlin Republic. XXI Conference of the International Association for Media and History, Cincinnati, OH.
  • (01/06/2005). Criminalistic Fantasy and the Culture of Crisis in Weimar Germany. American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  • (04/15/2004). Crime, Detection, and German Modernism. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY.
  • (04/24/2003). Crime, Childhood and the City: Film Adaptations of Emil und die Detektive from 1931-2001. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY.
  • (10/04/2002). Literary Encounters Between German Jews and Jewish Americans in the 1990s. German Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA .
  • (04/18/2002). Is There A German Crime Fiction?. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY.
  • (10/07/2001). Nazi Crime Fiction: The Case of the S-Bahn Murderer. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY.
  • (03/09/2001). ’We Understand It—On a Certain Level’: Criminal, Society and The Modernist Case History. Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Austin, TX.
  • (10/07/2000). Judges on Trial: Ingeborg Bachmann’s ‘Ein Wildermuth’ and the Crisis of the Modern Judicial System. Literature on Trial, Emory University.
  • (04/29/2000). The Criminal as Virtual Archive: On the Re-Appearance of the Hochstapler in Weimar Germany. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY.
  • (03/23/2006). Keeping Memory Alive. Trajectories of Memory, Bowling Green, OH.
  • (04/24/2008). Life Under Surveillance: Ethics and the Media in the Films of Michael Haneke. Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Todd Herzog (09-2011). Nazi Detectives. German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY.
  • Todd Herzog (04-2012). Prater Time Machine: Ulrike Ottinger’s Cultural History of Amusement. Austrian Studies Association Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Todd Herzog (05-2012). Surveillance Stories: Art and Life after the Death of Privacy. Taft Research Center Annual Symposium, Cincinnati, OH.

Lectures

  • (03/23/2006). Keeping Memory Alive: Commentary on New Directions in Representing the Holocaust. Trajectories of Memory: Intergenerational Representations of the Holocaust in History and the Arts, Bowling Green, OH.
  • (02/27/2004). Aimee and Jaguar and the Holocaust Love Story. Out of the Shadows: Berlin in German Cinema After the Wall, Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning, 05-2012.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2011 to 2014, Co-Editor, Journal of Austrian Studies, Austrian Studies Association.

Events Organized

  • “Keeping Memory Alive.” Trajectories of Memory: Intergenerational Representations of the Holocaust in History and the Arts (03/23/2006 to 03/26/2006) , Bowling Green, OH.
  • “L'Eminence Grise: Multiple Directions Behind the Scene.” German Studies Association Annual Convention (09/29/2005 to 10/02/2005) , Milwaukee, WI.
  • “Film and Religion.” XXI Conference of the International Association for Media and History (07/20/2005 to 07/23/2005) , Cincinnati, OH.
  • “Bertolt Brecht (Special Session of the International Brecht Society).” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (04/25/2003 to 04/27/2003) , Lexington, KY.
  • Holocaust Awareness Weeks. Co-sponsored events on Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Jews, German filmmakers and the Holocaust, and cookbooks in the Terezin concentration camp in conjunction with The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Studies at Hebrew Union College (2003 to 2005) .
  • “Film and the Holocaust: A Panel Discussion with Anna Rosmus,” Holocaust Awareness Weeks event co-sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Studies at Hebrew Union College and the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (04/11/2002.
  • Symposium. "Visual Thinking" -- Look Better: The Critical Visionas Symposium (10/13/2011 to 10/14/2011) , Cincinnati OH.
  • Conference. “Detective Fiction in the Third Reich; the Third Reich in Detective Fiction.” German Studies Association Annual Convention (09/22/2011 to 09/25/2011) , Louisville, KY.

Service

  • Director, Graduate Program 09/01/2009
  • Committee Chair, Taft Research Center Faculty Board, 09/01/2010 to 03/31/2011
  • Committee Member, Taft Research Center Faculty Executive Board, 09/01/2004 to 06/30/2010
  • Committee Member, Research Officers Committee, 09/01/2010 to 03/31/2011
  • Committee Member, Undergraduate Research Committee, 09/01/2010 to 03/31/2011