Brook Henkel

Associate Professor of German & Film Studies World Languages, Cultures, and Media Department
Education

Ph.D., Columbia University

M.A., Columbia University

B.S., Haverford College

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Brook Henkel holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages from Columbia University and taught at Haverford College before joining St. Lawrence University in 2016. His research interests include German film, early and avant-garde cinema, literary modernism, media theory and history, and interrelations between science, literature, and visual culture. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in New German Critique, Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, and several edited volumes. At St. Lawrence, Henkel teaches all levels of German language and Film Studies courses (in English) on New German Cinema, European Cinema, Science & Cinema, and topics in the theory and history of film and media. He is currently co-chair of the new Digital Media & Film major and is directing St. Lawrence’s off-campus program in New York City during the 2022-23 academic year.

Publications

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

"Mabuse Returns: Fritz Lang, 1950s Berlin, and the Afterlife of Nazi Television," New German Critique 146 (August 2022).

“Kafka's Animations: Trick Films, Narrative, Reification,” New German Critique 134 (August 2018).

“Watching the Night: Surveillance and Cross-Sectional Montage in Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s Abendland (2011),” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 52.3 (Nov. 2016).

Book Chapters

“The Einstein Film: Animation, Relativity, and the Charge of ‘Jewish Science’,”  in Rethinking Jewishness in Weimar Cinema, ed. Barbara Hales and Valerie Weinstein. New York: Berghahn, 2020.

“Objects in Motion: Hans Richter’s Vormittagsspuk (1928) and the Crisis of Avant-Garde Film,” in Continuity and Crisis in German Cinema, 1928-1936, ed. Barbara Hales, et al. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2016.

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