Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
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 current book project is tentatively titled “Cinema, Cars, Calling: The (Auto-)Mobilizing of Work in German Film." 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.