Dr. Marco Abel

Professor | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

About Marco Abel

Dr. Marco Abel is Associate Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous journals such as PMLA, Angelaki, New German Critique, German Studies Review, Cineaste, Senses of Cinema, Modern Fiction Studies, and Quarterly Review of Film and Video, as well as in anthologies such as Turkish-German Cinema in the New Millennium: Sites, Sounds and Screens, A New History of German Cinema, Collapse of the Conventional: German Film and Its Politics at the Turn of the Century, and New Directions in German Cinema.

A native of Köln, Germany, Dr. Abel earned his Ph.D. in English from the Pennsylvania State University and his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University. He has taught at UNL since 2004.

Dr. Abel’s first book, Violent Affect: Literature, Cinema, and Critique After Representation was published in 2007. His second monograph, The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin School, is forthcoming with Camden House (anticipated publication date: November 2013). He has also co-edited Im Angesicht des Fernsehens: Der Filmemacher Dominik Graf (2012), the first book focusing on one of Germany’s most important filmmakers of the last 30 years. Finally, he translated Creativity and Innovation in the Music Industry (author: Peter Tschmuck, 2006, 2nd ed. 2012).

Professional Areas of Specialization

  • Film Studies, with a specialization in Film Theory, German Cinema, and European Cinema
  • Critical and Literary Theory, with a specialization in French post-structuralism, post-/neo- Marxism, and the Frankfurt School
  • Contemporary American Literature, with a specialization in fictional expressions of violence

For courses and publication information, read Dr. Abel’s full CV and teaching pages.

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