Dr. Sascha Gerhards

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Dr. Sascha GerhardsVisiting Assistant Professor of German

Irvin Hall 131
gerharsa@MiamiOH.edu
(513) 529-8287

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday: 10:30am - 11:30am
Thursday: 10:30am - 11:30am 


EDUCATION

2013 - Ph.D. - University of California, Davis
                       Dissertation: “Zeitgeist of Murder – the Krimi and Social Transformation in post-1945 Germany.”
                       Dissertation Committee: Jaimey Fisher (Chair), Elisabeth Krimmer, Carlee Arnett.
                       Designated Emphasis (Graduate Minor) in Critical Theory.

2005 - M.A. - University of Rochester, NY
                      Three written theses: author: Karl Marx; period: the 19th-Century Gothic Novel; genre: 20th-Century Modern Film; oral defense

2001 - B.A. - University of Cologne, Germany, English and Social Sciences (majors), Pedagogy (minor)

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • German crime fiction and film with a particular focus on the crime television series Tatort (West Germany) and Polizeiruf 110 (East Germany)
  • The implicit depiction of social change in literary and audiovisual genres; aspects of German social, cultural, and economic realms
  • Post-1945 German literature; focus on the modern coming-of-age story (especially the Krimi as Bildungsroman)
  • The applicability of Critical Theory to contemporary media; focus on television and the World Wide Web; satire as a means of civil disobedience
  • Comparative literary and film studies; focus on German, English, and Italian media, particularly social criticism in film and television; the wave of New German Cinema
  • Music in dialect and the unique musical admiration for the city of Cologne

COURSES TAUGHT AT MIAMI

  • GER 101: First-Year German
  • GER 102: First-Year German
  • GER 201: Second-Year German
  • GER 202: Second-Year German
  • GER 231: Folk and Literary Fairy Tales
  • GER 301: German Language Through the Media
  • GER 311: Passionate Friendships in German Literature
  • GER 322: Comparative Study of Everyday Culture:German Speaking-European and U.S. 
  • GER/AMS 399: Americans in Berlin
  • GER 410: Der deutsche Krimi in Buch und Film

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • Dissertation Quarter Fellowship, awarded by the Department of German and Russian at the University of California, Davis, Spring Quarter 2012
  • UC Davis & Humanities Graduate Research Award, 2009/2010 academic year
  • Max Kade Distinguished Fellowship in German Studies, 2007/08 academic year

GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • Research Grant, awarded by the Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures at Miami University, Summer 2015
  • Max Kade Distinguished Fellowship in German Studies, 2012/13 academic year
  • Summer Travel Grant, Davis Humanities Institute, Summer 2011
  • Summer Research Stipend, Davis Humanities Institute, Summer 2010
  • Summer Travel Grant, Davis Humanities Institute, Summer 2010

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Articles

  • “Krimi: Quo Vadis.” Tatort Germany: The Curious Case of German-Language Crime Fiction. Ed. Todd Herzog & Lynn Kutch. (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2014), 41-60
  •  “Krimi und Klamauk: Trivializing Murder in the Kluftinger and Erbhofer Series.” Themenheft: German-Language Crime Fiction, special issue of Colloquia Germanica – Internationale Zeitschrift für Germanistik, vol. 46, 2013, no. 2, 174-186
  •  “Ironizing Identity: The German Crime Genre and the Edgar Wallace Wave of the 1960s.” Generic Histories of German Cinema: Genre and its Deviations. Ed. Jaimey Fisher (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2013), 133-55
  • “Im Gespräch: An Interview with Claire Kramsch on the ‘Multilingual Subject’.” Die Unterrichtspraxis 45.1 (2012), 74-82

PRESENTATIONS

  • “The European Refugee Crisis in the Tatort and Polizeiruf 110 Crime Television Series,” Panel: Ethnic Minorities, Refugees, PEGIDA in Germany: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow at the Ohio State German Workshop, Columbus, Ohio, October 22, 2016
  • “From Competitors to Collaborators: Negotiating Migration in the Polizeiruf 110 and Tatort Crime Television Series,” German Studies Association in San Diego, California, September 29 – October 2, 2016
  • “Dissected Families: The War, The Sectors, and the Wall,” We are the People: Berlin, Tiananmen, and the Legacy of 1989, interdepartmental panel & roundtable at Miami University, November 12, 2014
  • “Krimi & Klamauk: Trivializing Murder in the Kluftinger and Eberhofer series,” German Studies Association in Kansas City, Missouri, September 18-21, 2014
  • “Coming-to-terms: Weimar and Nazi Germany in the German Krimi,” German Studies Association in Denver, Colorado, October 3-6, 2013
  • “Die sind ja doch ganz nett – Collaborations of East and West German Tatort Detectives,” German Studies Association in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 4-7, 2012
  • “The Aftermath of the Oberhausen Manifesto,” guest lecture on New German Cinema, R.W. Fassbinder and the television series Tatort at Berkeley City College, Berkeley, California, March 8, 2012
  • “Re-defining Krimi: Regionalism, the Intersection of Literature and Audiovisual Media and the Boom in New German Crime Fiction,” German Studies Association in Louisville, Kentucky, September 22-25, 2011
  • “The Detective as an Unwilling Witness to Demographic Change: The transformation of the Ruhrgebiet and its Underlying Implications in Recent Crime Fiction,” German Studies Association in Oakland, California, October 7-10, 2010
  • “Teaching German Crime Fiction and Film at the Intermediate Level,” University of California Language Consortium’s Biennial Conference, San Diego, California, April 23-25, 2010

INVITED LECTURES

  • “The Televised German Krimi as a Precursor to the Post-Reunification Stasi Debate,” Invited Talk at Georgia Tech University, March 9, 2017
  • “Observing the Presidential Elections in the United States as a Foreigner,” guest lecture and round table discussion in a “Leistungskurs Englisch” at Städtische Dieter-Forte-Gesamtschule in Düsseldorf, Germany, November 9, 2012
  • “The Aftermath of the Oberhausen Manifesto,” guest lecture on New German Cinema, R.W. Fassbinder and the television series Tatort at Berkeley City College, Berkeley, California, March 10, 2011
  • “Papas Kino ist tot,” guest lecture on New German Cinema, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and his film Ali, Fear Eats the Soul at the Berkeley City College, Berkeley, California, March 4, 2010

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • German Studies Association (GSA)
  • Modern Languages Association (MLA)

LANGUAGES

  • German (native)
  • English (near-native)
  • Italian (reading)
  • Latin (reading)
  • French (basic)
  • Dutch (basic)