About Erik Born

Erik Born is a doctoral candidate in the Department of German, pursuing a concurrent PhD in German Studies and Medieval Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Film & Media Studies. Drawing on insights from the fields of media archaeology and the study of cultural techniques, his dissertation examines the emergence of wireless technologies around 1900 and their relation to current debates about mobile media, pervasive computing, and social networks. His other research interests include mysticism, the secularism debates, theories of vision, and the relation between old and new media. Erik is the co-editor of Neighbors and Neighborhoods: Living Together in the German-Speaking World, and the author of an article on Hans Richter’s avant-garde films as well as film studies book reviews for the Yearbook of German-American Studies. He served as the managing editor of TRANSIT: A Journal of Travel, Migration, and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World. In 2014-15, Erik was the Fulbright/IFK Junior Fellow at the IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna. He is currently finishing his dissertation in Berlin.

Contemporary Remediations of Race and Ethnicity in German Visual Cultures / by Angelica Fenner and Uli Linke

Contemporary Remediations of Race and Ethnicity in German Visual Cultures TRANSIT vol. 9, no. 2, Special Issue Angelica Fenner and Uli Linke, Guest Editors Download PDF Acknowledgements The impetus for this Special Issue of Transit emerged out of the 6th Toronto … Continue reading

The New Diversity and the New Public: Impressions of dOCUMENTA (13) / by Barbara Wolbert

The New Diversity and the New Public: Impressions of dOCUMENTA (13) Barbara Wolbert Download PDF Abstract Long before dOCUMENTA (13) opened in 2012, designated documenta director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev pledged that “her” documenta would stay clear of what she called the … Continue reading

A Path through the Woods: Remediating Affective Landscapes in Documentary Asylum Worlds / by Bettina Stoetzer

A Path through the Woods: Remediating Affective Landscapes in Documentary Asylum Worlds Bettina Stoetzer Download PDF Abstract In his book Landscape and Memory, Simon Schama argues that an engagement with the legacies of German nationalism requires a track through the … Continue reading

Ming Wong’s Imitations / by Barbara Mennel

Ming Wong’s Imitations Barbara Mennel Download PDF Abstract The article “Ming Wong’s Imitations” analyzes the installation Life of Imitation, created by visual artist Ming Wong for the Singapore Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. Life of Imitation restages … Continue reading

Remediating Fassbinder in Video Installations by Ming Wong and Branwen Okpako / by Katrin Sieg

Remediating Fassbinder in Video Installations by Ming Wong and Branwen Okpako Katrin Sieg Download PDF Abstract Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s tackling of race, immigration, and interracial relationships in his early plays and films is often applauded for offering a prescient treatment … Continue reading

The Sound Valley, by Peter Waterhouse / Translated by Andrew Ziesig, Ilija Wolinski, Kathleen Stack, Ashley Sherry, Kara Saunders, Kelsey Rader, Laisa Neuner, Judith Menzl, Morgen Daniels, Anna Dorste, Anneliese Chittock, Sarah Allen, and David Gramling

The Sound Valley By Peter Waterhouse Translated by Andrew Ziesig, Ilija Wolinski, Kathleen Stack, Ashley Sherry, Kara Saunders, Kelsey Rader, Laisa Neuner, Judith Menzl, Morgen Daniels, Anna Dorste, Anneliese Chittock, Sarah Allen, and David Gramling Download PDF Translators’ Preface I … Continue reading

On the Train, by Emine Sevgi Özdamar / Translated by Leslie A. Adelson

“On the Train” by Emine Sevgi Özdamar Translated by Leslie A. Adelson Download PDF Translator’s Introduction Emine Sevgi Özdamar, born in 1946 and raised as what the author herself calls a ‘child of Istanbul’, first attracted widespread attention from German literary … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin School, by Marco Abel; Christian Petzold, by Jaimey Fisher / Reviewed by Cara Tovey

Book Review Download PDF Abel, Marco. The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin School. Rochester: Camden House, 2013. 348 pages. Cloth, $90.00. Fisher, Jaimey. Christian Petzold. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013. 208 pages. Paper, $22.00. “What is the Berlin School?” … Continue reading

Hardboiled Performance and Affective Intimacy: Remediations of Racism in the Cenk Batu Tatorte / by Claudia Breger

Hardboiled Performance and Affective Intimacy: Remediations of Racism in the Cenk Batu Tatorte Claudia Breger Download PDF Abstract Although not around to stay, the first Turkish German detective to be featured in the Germany’s most popular television crime series, Tatort … Continue reading