Prof. Dr. Kathleen Loock

Prof. Dr. Kathleen Loock
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Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
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Room
631
Prof. Dr. Kathleen Loock
Office hours
appointment by email
Address
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
631
Positions
Executive Board
Members
Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies
Professors
Office hours
appointment by email

FOCUS POINTS IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Kathleen Loock is a junior professor of American Studies and Media Studies. Her teaching focuses on U.S. popular culture, media theory, and American literary and cultural history. Her research is concerned with remakes, sequels, and reboots, seriality, and the role memory and cultural repetition perform on the levels of identity formation and for the construction and maintenance of imagined communities. Her book Kolumbus in den USA was published in 2014 with Transcript and she is currently finishing her second book Hollywood Remaking. She is director of the research group “Hollywood Memories: Cinematic Remaking and the Construction of Global Movie Generations” (funded by the German Research Foundation).

RESUME

  • Resume

    Since 2020
    Professor of American Studies and Media Studies, Leibniz University Hannover

    2019-2020
    Associate Editor of Amerikastudien / American Studies, Europa-Universität Flensburg

    2018-2019
    Dahlem Postdoc Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin, Graduate School of North American Studies

    2016-2018
    DAAD P.R.I.M.E. Fellow (Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience), Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies / University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Communication Arts

    2013-2016
    Postdoctoral Research Associate of the DFG Research Unit "Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice," Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies2010-2013: Managing Coordinator of the DFG Research Unit "Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice," University of Göttingen, English Department / American Studies

    2010
    Assistant Professor (parental leave substitution), University of Regensburg, English Department / American Studies

    2009-2010
    Assistant Professor, University of Göttingen, English Department / American Studies

    2007-2009
    Research Associate and Lecturer, University of Göttingen, English Department / American Studies

    2005-2007
    Student Research Assistant, University of Göttingen, English Department / American Studies

    2004-2006
    Student Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for History, Göttingen

  • Education

    2007-2013
    PhD (American Studies), University of Göttingen

    2003-2007
    MA and First State Exam (English/American Studies and French), University of Göttingen

    2000-2002
    Undergraduate Studies (English/American Studies, French, Spanish), University of Rostock

  • Memberships and Offices

    German Association of American Studies (GAAS) 

    Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 

    Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GfM)

    Deutscher Hochschulverband (German Association of University Professors and Lecturers)

    Member of the Advisory Board: Screen Serialities (Edinburgh University Press book series)

  • Conference Organisation

    Symposium "Videographic Criticism: Aesthetics and Methods of the Video Essay" (Acud-Kino Berlin, June 21, 2019)

    Workshop "Remake Studies: New Methods and Approaches" (John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, October 25, 2018)

    Co-organized with Maria Sulimma: Student Workshop "Postfeminism(s) in Popular Culture" (John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, July 6, 2018)

    Co-organized with Julia Leyda and Alexander Starre: Student workshop "Cli‐Fi: The Dystopian Impulse of Contemporary Climate Fiction" (John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University Berlin / Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam, IAAS, May 13, 2016)

    International Conference: Popular Seriality (University of Göttingen, June 6-8, 2013)

    Lichtenberg-Workshop "Popular Seriality" (University of Göttingen / Lichtenberg-Kolleg, June 8-9, 2012)

    Coaching and Workshop for doctoral students of the Popular Seriality Research Unit (Akademie Waldschlösschen, Göttingen, January 2012)

    Workshop series of the Popular Seriality Research Unit (University of Göttingen): with Prof. Dr. Jason Mittell (November 2011, January & February 2012); with Prof. Dr. Henry Jenkins (May 2012); with Prof. Dr. William Uricchio (April 2013)

    Opening Conference of the Research Unit "Popular Seriality-Aesthetics and Practice" (University of Göttingen, April 6-8, 2011)

    Interdisciplinary Conference "REMAKE │REMODEL: New Perspectives on Remakes, Film Adaptations and Fan Productions" (University of Göttingen, June 30-July 2, 2010)

    Co-organized with Sonja Georgi (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz): Undergraduate Conference "Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: American Science Fiction Films from the 1950s to the Present" (University of Göttingen, July 3-5, 2009)

  • Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

    2020
    DFG Emmy Noether Program

    2019
    Shortlisted for the Adelio Ferrero Award - Video Essays

    2019
    DAAD Conference Travel Grant (SCMS Conference 2019, Seattle, USA)

    2018
    Scholarship in Sound & Image Workshop (Middlebury College),National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

    2018
    Dahlem Postdoc Fellowship, Dahlem Research School (DRS), Freie Universität Berlin

    2016-2018
    DAAD P.R.I.M.E. Fellowship, Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience - Program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), with funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the EU's People Program (Marie Curie Actions); Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies / University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Communication Arts (USA)

    2014
    Publication Grant, Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG)

    2012
    Fellowship of the Salzburg Global Seminar, American Studies Association Symposium "Resistance and Readiness: Immigration, Nativism and the Challenge of Ethnic and Religious Diversity in the US and Europe Today"

    2009-2010
    DAAD Research Grant2008-2010: Travel Grants, Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG); for conferences and workshops in Leiden (The Netherlands), Velden (Austria), Barcelona (Spain), Växjö (Sweden), and Pécs (Hungary)

    2008
    Fulbright American Studies Institute, San Francisco State University

    2008
    Research Grant, Library of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

    2008
    Spring Academy, Heidelberg Center for American Studies

  • International Research Experience

    2018: Visiting Scholar, Nanjing University, School of Arts (China)

    2016/2017: Visiting Scholar as DAAD P.R.I.M.E. Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Communication Arts, Media and Cultural Studies (USA)

    2016: Research Stay, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York (USA)

    2015: Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, School of the Arts, Film Division (USA)

    2014: Visiting Scholar, Monash University, School of Media, Film, and Journalism (Australia)

    2014: Research Stay, Library of Congress, Washington D.C. / Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA / New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York / Margaret Herrick Library, Los Angeles / UCLA Special Collections, Los Angeles (USA)

    2010, 2009: Research Stays with DAAD Research Grant, Chicago History Museum, Chicago; New York Public Library, New York / American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA / Library of Congress, Washington D.C. / Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (USA)