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Fatima Naqvi

Associate Member

German / Austrian / Film Studies

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Fatima Naqvi is Professor in the German Department at Rutgers University, where she teaches courses on European film and German literature. Her research interests include Austrian authors and filmmakers of the post-1945 period, the intersection of fine art and literature, dilettantism and the theorization of interdisciplinarity. She is author of The Literary and Cultural Rhetoric of Victimhood: Western Europe 1970-2005 (New York: Palgrave, 2007); Trügerische Vertrautheit: Filme von Michael Haneke (Vienna: Synema, 2010); and How We Learn Where We Live: A Book about Thomas Bernhard, Architecture, and Bildung (Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2016). Her current project focuses on the concept of "Fremdschämen" and the works of Ulrich Seidl, Erwin Wurm, and Elfriede Jelinek. Fatima Naqvi is Associate Member of the ICI Berlin.

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