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Dr Nick Hodgin

Lecturer

Bowland North
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YN


Tel: +44 1524 5 94068

Affiliations

CAT - Centre for Contemporary Arts Thinking

Nick's research interests are broad and fall in several areas including contemporary German studies and film studies (with a particular interest in East German and post-unification cinema), in documentary film culture (especially of the Cold War), international film (with a current focus on the representation of trauma on film in a national and international context, a topic he is investigating with Amit Thakkar), American film (especially the ways in which film has narrated the Deep South), and in British Cinema (he is currently developing  a project with Brian Baker and Bruce Bennett looking at the enduring appeal of the misfit in British popular culture.

 

 

Career Details

After an MA in Film Studies during which time I lived in Germany where I conducted research into early GDR film (DEFA), I moved to Sheffield to conduct doctoral research in contemporary German film. I have taught German and film studies  at the universities of Sheffield, Liverpool and Manchester.

Research Interests

My current research projects focus on:

  • Visual culture and subversion in the GDR
  • East German media (particularly cinema  - DEFA)
  • Representing the worker in documentary film
  • International film and history in context
  • Documentary film culture in the Cold War
  • Losers and misfits in British Cinema
  • Representations of the Deep South in film
  • Joris Ivens and transnational filmmaking

My wider research interests include  film aesthetics, film reception and marketing, film history, film theory, international cinema, transnational filmakers, and underground film.

External Roles

In addition to translation work, I am a reader for Camden House, and for several journals including History & Memory and New Readings, and write reviews for journals cinluding Scope, Modern Language Review, H-net and German Studies Review. I have also given talks on film at the Irish Film Institute, the Manchester Film Co-op, and several times for Screen Education, and occasionally contribute to the online film magazine, Kamera.co.uk

Current Teaching

I teach German Studies and Film Studies on the following modules:

GERM 100/101:German Part I

GERM 201: German Language: written and reading skills

GERM 233: Becoming German: identity-formation in modern German society and culture

DELC 212: Cinema and Society in Europe and Latin America:

GERM 354: Culture and Politics in the GDR

In Press

Der Mann dem man den Namen Stahl (1931)

Hodgin, N. 2014 German cinema: a critical filmography to 1945. Herzog, T. & Heidt, T. (eds.). Caboose Books

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Westfront 1918 (1930)

Hodgin, N. 2014 German cinema: a critical filmography to 1945. Herzog, T. & Heidt, T. (eds.). Caboose Books

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Alternative realities and authenticity in DEFA’s documentary films

Hodgin, N. 2014 DEFA at the crossroads of East German and international film culture: a companion. Silberman, M. & Wragge, H. (eds.). Amsterdam: De Gruyter

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2013

Chingachgook, Die grosse Schlange

Hodgin, N. 9/12/2013 Directory of world cinema: German 2. Langford, M. (ed.). London: Intellect Books

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Spur des Falken

Hodgin, N. 9/12/2013 Directory of world cinema: Germany 2. Langford, M. (ed.). London: Intellect Books

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Die Söhne der großen Bärin

Hodgin, N. 9/12/2013 Directory of world cinema: Germany 2. Langford, M. (ed.). London: Intellect Books

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

2011

Aiming to Please?: consensus and consciousness-raising in Wolfgang Becker's Good bye, Lenin

Hodgin, N. 2011 New directions in German cinema. Cooke, P. & Homewood, C. (eds.). London: I B Tauris, p. 93-112 22 p. (Tauris world cinema series).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The GDR remembered: representations of the East German State since 1989

Hodgin, N. (ed.) & Pearce, C. (ed.) 2011 Rochester: Camden House. 300 p. (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Screening the Stasi: the politics of representation in postunification film

Hodgin, N. 2011 The GDR remembered: representations of the East German State since 1989. Hodgin, N. & Pearce, C. (eds.). Rochester: Camden House, (Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Screening the East: Heimat, Memory and Nostalgia in German Film since 1989

Hodgin, N. 16/05/2011 Oxford: Berghahn Books. 224 p. (Film Europa).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2010

Eastern blues, southern comforts: searching for Heimat in the Bayous

Hodgin, N. 2010 In: Mississippi Quarterly . 63, 3-4, p. n/a

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Marginalised subjects, mainstream objectives: insights on outsiders in contemporary German film

Hodgin, N. 2007 In: New Readings. 8, 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

Berlin is in Germany and good bye, Lenin!: taking leave of the GDR?

Hodgin, N. 05/2004 In: Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe. 12, 1, p. 25-46 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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