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Barbara Mennel - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Barbara Mennel Barbara Mennel

Associate Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Barbara Mennel’s research interests include transnational cinematic practices and the intersection of urban studies and film studies.

Biography

Barbara Mennel’s research interests include transnational cinematic practices, feminist and queer theory, and the intersection of urban studies and film studies. She is author of four books: Women at Work in Twenty-first Century European Cinema (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2019), Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys (Wallflower and Columbia University Press, 2012, translated into French), Cities and Cinema (Routledge, 2008, second edition 2019, translated into Chinese), and The Representation of Masochism and Queer Desire in Film and Literature (Palgrave, 2007).

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Areas of Expertise (3)

Humanities

Film Studies

German Studies

Media Appearances (2)

National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman’s visit marks tenth anniversary of the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere

UF News  online

2019-04-12

Rothman Chair and Director of the Center for the Humanities and Public Sphere, Dr. Barbara Mennel said, “The anniversary of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere at the University of Florida was a great occasion to take stock and look forward as we engage the UF campus with its many constituencies and the public in questions of human and cultural values. Collaborating with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Florida Humanities Council has allowed us to engage with diverse communities in Florida.”

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What does the future of Black filmmaking look like?

Maclean’s  online

2017-12-07

After being the backdrop for numerous Hollywood classics and blockbusters like Dr. Doolittle and Casino Royale, the Caribbean has also started to come into its own creatively. The 1972 film The Harder They Come, screening at Black Star, was a cinematic success in Jamaica due to its authenticity. “Black people seeing themselves on the screen for the first time created an unbelievable audience reaction,” said director Perry Henzell in Barbara Mennel’s book Cities and Cinema. “No films with or by Jamaicans in general, or Black Jamaicans, or poor Black Jamaicans for that matter, were available before The Harder They Come,” added Mennel.

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Articles (5)

Postcinematic Vision: The Coevolution of Moving-Image Media and the Spectator by Roger F. Cook (review)

German Studies Review

Roger F. Cook's Postcinematic Vision: The Coevolution of Moving-Image Media and the Spectator seeks to reorient film studies toward neuroscience. The three-part organization of the book reflects Cook's multifold interventions. He creates a substantive foundation with a tour de force through theoretical paradigms of film studies, New Media studies, cognitive studies, cybernetics, and neurocinematics.

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Marco Abel and Jaimey Fisher, editors. The Berlin School and Its Global Contexts: A Transnational Art Cinema

Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies

The Berlin School and Its Global Contexts: A Transnational Art Cinema brings together a substantive, co-authored introduction and fifteen high-quality articles that illuminate our understanding of the films of the Berlin School through a comparative approach that places them in the broader context of contemporary global art cinema and its auteurs.

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The Berlin school and Its Global Contexts: A Transnational Art Cinema ed. by Marco Abel and Jaimey Fisher (review)

Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies

The Berlin School and Its Global Contexts: A Transnational Art Cinema brings together a substantive, co-authored introduction and fifteen high-quality articles that illuminate our understanding of the films of the Berlin School through a comparative approach that places them in the broader context of contemporary global art cinema and its auteurs.

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In permanent crisis: ethnicity in contemporary European media and cinema, by Ipek A. Celik

Studies in European Cinema

"In permanent crisis: ethnicity in contemporary European media and cinema, by Ipek A. Celik, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2015, 136 pp., £36.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780472052721." Studies in European Cinema, 15(2-3), pp. 264–265

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Migration and Cinema

The German Quarterly

A sole focus on textual representation to address migration in the context of cin-emas industrial, technological, economic, formal, and affective dimensions. Turkish German cinema dominates scholarship on migration in German film. Its standard narrative begins with films depicting the generation of labor migrants in" problem films," including Tevfik Bauer's 40qm Deutschland (1986), Helma Sanders-Brahms s Shir ins Hochzeit (1976), and Rainer Werner Fassbinder s Angst essen Seele auf (1974).

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  • English

Affiliations (1)

  • Film Europa: German Cinema in an International Context : Series Editor