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Antje Pfannkuchen

Associate Professor of German (2009)

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on sabbatical 2021-22

Bosler Hall Room M11


Antje Pfannkuchen is a researcher in German media studies, literature and cultural history. Her work is concerned with connections between (media)technology, science, literature and art, especially in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Most recently she co-edited "The Technological Introject," a volume engaging the ideas of Friedrich Kittler, mastermind of German media theory. She has also published on German Enlightenment poet and scientist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, on Romantic physicist Johann Wilhelm Ritter and on Ezra Pound's interests in 19th century German science. Her current book project investigates the correlations of the history of electricity, German early Romanticism and the invention of photography. Courses she has taught include German Media Cultures, German Film, German Stories - classical and digital, Goethe Forever!, The Two Germanies, German Romanticism, German-Jewish Culture and all levels of German language.


  • M.A., FU Berlin, 2000
  • M.P.S., New York University, 2002
  • Ph.D., 2010