Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
427 Hagerty Hall
1775 S. College Road
Areas of Expertise
- Film aesthetics and history
- German feature and avant-garde
John E. Davidson teaches film, literature, and cultural theory for his home department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. He is author of Deterritorializing the New German Cinema, as well as articles on ecological issues in film, representations of the radical right, coming to terms with the Holocaust and WWII, and the interplay of national and international impulses in the "New Europe." His next book-length project is tentatively entitled “Remakes & Remakers,” which looks at the large percentage of the film production in the Adenauer era that comprised remakes of material originally filmed before 1945. He serves on the editorial board of Studies in European Cinema (Intellect Press).
Professor Davidson served as Program Director for Film Studies from 2005 to 2015.