Anke Finger

Professor


German Studies, Media Studies, and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

Assistant Director at the UConn Humanities Institute, Digital Humanities and Media Studies

Section Head, German Studies

Co-Director, EUROBIZ

Co-Director of the German Studies Association Network on Digital Humanities.

Affiliated with the Department of Digital Media and Design

Education

Ph.D. (Comparative Literature) Brandeis University 1997

Areas of Expertise

German and Comparative Modernism
Media Studies / Digital Humanities

Interart Studies / Literature and Other Arts / Aesthetics
Intercultural Communication / Intercultural Literary Studies

Bio:

Anke Finger studied German and American Literature and History at the University of Konstanz in Germany and graduated with a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 1997. She taught at Babson College and Boston College and held an assistant professorship in German Studies at Texas A&M University before coming to UConn in 2001.

Screen Shot 2017-01-17 at 4.04.39 PMAnke Finger’s teaching and research focus on modernism, media studies, digital humanities, literature and other arts, aesthetics, and interculturality. A specialist on the idea of the total artwork in modernism (Das Gesamtkunstwerk der Moderne, 2006; The Aesthetics of the Total Artwork: On Borders and Fragments2011), her discussion of the total artwork ranges from conceptual art and atmospheres to architecture and design (The Death and Life of the Total Work of Art, 2015). She is completing a monograph on perception, aesthetics, and the avant-garde (Everyday Modernism: A Sensorium of the Avant-Gardes), and serves as co-editor (with Julie Shoults) for a critical collection on Women in German Expressionism: Gender, Sexuality, and World War I.

A co-founder and co-editor (2005-2015) of the multilingual, peer reviewed, open access journal Flusser Studies, Anke Finger’s closely related scholarship in media studies and theory originates from her work on the Czech-Brazilian philosopher Vilém Flusser. She co-authored the 2011 Introduction to Vilém Flusser and serves on the advisory board of FlusserBrasil. Her latest project, Flusser 2.0: Remediating Ideas, Reimagining Texts, is a multimodal collection composed with Scalar.

Comparative/interart literature and Flusser’s ideas on post-nationalism, post-history, dialog, and migration also influence Anke Finger’s work in intercultural communication. Her most recent book in this area, entitled KulturConfusão: On German-Brazilian Interculturalities, was published by Walter de Gruyter in 2015. The Conviction Video Series, focusing on affect and action in public debate, seeks to interconnect intercultural communication and media studies and presents part of the Humility and Conviction in Public Life project.

 

Contact Information
Emailanke.finger@uconn.edu
Phone+1 860 486 3313
File AFingerCV2017
Office LocationOak 226
Office HoursMonday 12-2 or by appointment and online (Fall 2017)
CoursesFall 2017: CLCS2201 (Intercultural Competence) and GERM3233 / Spring 2018: LCL5020 and GERM5345 (German Modernism).