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Harold R Herzog

Professor and Department Head of German Studies and Director of the Center for Film and Media Studies , A&S German Studies

732 Old Chemistry Building

513-556-2751

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 Support

2008 Taft Research Center Faculty Release Fellowship

2004 UC C.P. Taft Faculty Summer Research Fellowship Level:International

2003 UC Berlin Program IGSA Individual Faculty Grant Level:International

2002 UC C.P. Taft Faculty Summer Research Fellowship

2002 German Academic Exchange Association (DAAD) Level:International

2001 UC University Research Council Faculty Research Fellowship

2001 -2008 UC C.P. Taft Conference within the Continental US Travel Grants

1997 -1998 Fulbright Scholarship Level:International

1997 -1998 Germanistic Society of America Quadrille Ball Committee Scholarship

1997 University of Chicago, Universitetet i Oslo Wiegeland Travel and Research Grant in Norwegian Studies Level:International

1994 -1999 University of Chicago Gamer Fellowship

1993 -1995 Amherst Memorial Fellowship

1993 John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship

1992 -1993 Rufus B. Kellogg Fellowship

2009 Taft Research Center International Travel Grant Completed Type:Grant

2011 -2012 Taft Research Center Taft Center Fellowship Role:Fellow Type:Fellowship

09-2011 -06-2012 Charles Phelps Taft Research Center Taft Research Center Fellowship Role:Fellow Active Type:Fellowship

Abbreviated Publications
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.

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.

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
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. Conference. .Level:International

(11-26-2000. )New York is More Fun .Literarisches Colloquium, Berlin,Germany. Conference. .Level:International

(12-17-1999. )Seeing the Criminal .Einstein Forum and the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Potsdam, Germany. Other Institution. .Level:International

(03-01-2009. )Rebirth of a Culture - Birth of a Book" .Miami University, Oxford, OH. Other Institution. .Level:International

Todd Herzog (10-2011. )German Noir: Deutsche Detektive und deutsche Verbrecher im englischspragigen Kriminalroman .Internatioanle Tagung: Recht und Moral, Kiel, Germany. Conference. .Level:International

Todd Herzog (10-2011. )German Noir: Deutsche Detektive und deutsche Verbrecher im englischspragigen Kriminalroman .Internatioanle Tagung: Recht und Moral, Kiel, Germany. Conference. .Level:International

Todd Herzog (10-2011. )(In Progress. )German Noir: Deutsche Detektive und deutsche Verbrecher im englischspragigen Kriminalroman .Internatioanle Tagung: Recht und Moral, Kiel, Germany. Conference. .Level:International

Lecture

(03-23-2006. )Keeping Memory Alive: Commentary on New Directions in Representing the Holocaust .Bowling Green, OH.

(02-27-2004. )Aimee and Jaguar and the Holocaust Love Story .Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Paper Presentations

(04-26-2008. )Life Under Sueveillance: Ethics and the Media in the Films of Michael Haneke .Seattle, WA. Conference. Level:International

(09-29-2005. )Berlin Childhoods: Film Versions of Emil und die Detektive .Milwaukee, WI.

(07-20-2005. )A Child’s Guide to Berlin: Filming Childhood in the City from the Weimar Republic to the Berlin Republic .Cincinnati, OH.

(01-06-2005. )Criminalistic Fantasy and the Culture of Crisis in Weimar Germany .Seattle, WA.

(04-15-2004. )Crime, Detection, and German Modernism .Lexington, KY.

(04-24-2003. )Crime, Childhood and the City: Film Adaptations of Emil und die Detektive from 1931-2001 .Lexington, KY.

(10-04-2002. )Literary Encounters Between German Jews and Jewish Americans in the 1990s .San Diego, CA .

(04-18-2002. )Is There A German Crime Fiction? .Lexington, KY.

(10-07-2001. )Nazi Crime Fiction: The Case of the S-Bahn Murderer .Lexington, KY. Conference. Level:National