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Fatima Naqvi

GermanNaqviWeb2014Department Chair
Professor

Ph.D., Harvard University

naqvi@rutgers.edu
15 Seminary Place, Room 4130
College Avenue Campus

Phone: 848-932-4094

Fall 2017 Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

 

 

Research Interests:

Professor Naqvi’s research interests include the intersection of architecture and literature; the theorization of interdisciplinarity; ecological films; Austrian authors and filmmakers of the 20th and 21st centuries; affect studies.

One current book project focuses on the topic of "fremdschämen"--the sense of shame for another--in contemporary media culture (special attention is devoted to the works of Ulrich Seidl, Erwin Wrum, and Elfriede Jelinek). A second project delves into the problem of generosity and environmental consciousness in recent documentary films.

Teaching:

Professor Naqvi teaches courses on Vienna 1900, Robert Musil and His Age, the German novel of the post-1945 period, literature and architecture, modernism, and film (“From Haunted Screen to Hyperreality," “Screening German Histories," "Our Threatened Planet: Documentary Films and Ecocriticsm," "Weimar Cinema").

Honors/Awards:

  • Guest Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, Spring 2017
  • Fulbright Guest Professor at the Center for Intermediality Studies, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Spring 2013
  • Rutgers Faculty of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education 2006, category of Assistant Professor.
  • Franz Werfel Scholarship, Vienna 2003-04.
  • Max Kade Award for Best Article in German Quarterly, 2002

Publications:

Books:

Edited Volume:

with Roy Grundmann and Colin Root, Michael Haneke: Interviews (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming 2018)

Guest editor of Modern Austrian Literature 39.2 on Elfriede Jelinek’s texts from 1995 to 2005.

Articles (selected):

  • with Roy Grundmann, "'Every Unhappy Family is Unhappy in Its Own Way': Michael Haneke in Conversation (June 2017), Cineaste, forthcoming Winter 2017 (print and online). Introduction plus interview, 20 manuscript pages.
  • "Heldenplatz" for Metzler Handbuch zu Thomas Bernhard, eds. Manfred Mittermayer and Martin Huber (Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler Verlag, forthcoming 2017). ("Heroes' Square" by Thomas Bernhard.)
  • Psycho Biography: Werner Schroeter's Malina (1991)," Werner Schroeter, ed. Roy Grudmann (Vienna: Filmmuseum Synema, forthcoming 2017).
  • “A Melancholy Labor of Love, or Film Adaptation as Translation: Three Paths to the Lake,” revised reprint, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Michael Haneke, ed. Roy Grundmann (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2010) 205-26.
  • “Thomas Bernhard und die Tradition: ‘Andere Zustände’ in Amras,” „Ist es eine Komödie? Ist es eine Tragödie?”, eds. Attila Bombitz und Martin Huber (Vienna: Präsens, 2010).
  • “Die unmögliche Möglichkeit: Zur Struktur von Elfriede Jelineks ‘Angst’,” Lob der Oberfläche, eds. Thomas Eder and Juliane Vogel (München: Fink, 2010) 131-42.
  • “Friederike Mayröckers arte povera,” Ökonomien der Armut, ed. Elke Brüns (Munich: Fink, 2008) 207-19.
  • “The Politics of Contempt and an Ecology of Images: Michael Haneke’s Code inconnu (2000).” The Cosmopolitan Screen: German Cinema and the Global Imaginary, 1945 to the Present, eds. Lutz Koepnick and Stephan Schindler (Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan UP, 2007) 235-52.
  • “Elfriede Jelinek’s Post-Dramatic Stress Disorder: Analysis of a Programmatic Aggression,” Gegenwartsliteratur 5 (2006): 74-101.
  • "Der Künstler als Amateur: Miroslav Tichý”/ “The Artist as Amateur: Miroslav Tichý,” Artists for Tichý—Tichý for Artists (Nuremberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2006): 39-46; my own translation.
  • “Die Ontologie des Nationalstaatlichen: Das Adjektiv ‘österreichisch’ vor dem Substantiv ‘Literatur’,” Literatur und Kritik (May 2006): 51-54. (The Ontology of the National: The Adjective “Austrian” before the Noun “Literature.”)

Professional Activities:

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  • Co-editor of Volltext and Recherche
  • Associate Member of the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ici)–Kulturlabor Berlin
  • Board Member of the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS)
  • Jury Member, Austrian Cultural Forum Translation Prize (2009-ongoing)
  • Editorial Board of Germanic Review, German Quarterly
  • Executive committee of the Division on Twentieth-Century German Literature, Modern Language Association (2015)

 

Recent Courses Taught at Rutgers:

Graduate:

  • Post-War Cinema (Fall 2016)
  • Vienna 1900 (Fall 2015)
  • Film Theory and World Cinema (Spring 2014)
  • German Film from 1945 to the Present (Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2010)
  • Austrian Narratives of the 19th and 20th Century (Spring 2010)
  • Women Writers: Bachmann, Jelineck, Mayroecker (Spring 2009)

Undergraduate:

  • Von Comix zu Krimigeschichte: Kurzprosa des 20. Jahrhunderts (Fall 2014)
  • The Cutting Edge: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis (Fall 2013)
  • German Literature after 1945 (Fall 2012)
  • Werkstattgespräche: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis (Fall 2010)
  • Violence and Spectatorship (Fall 2013)
  • Our Threatened Planet: Documentary Film and Ecocriticism (Fall 2013)

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