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Sunka Simon

Professor of German, Film and Media Studies

Sunka Simon

Sunka Simon, Professor of German, Film and Media Studies

Professor Simon is an authority on popular German culture, film and television; feminist criticism; poststructuralist literary theory and cultural studies.

She has published journal articles and book chapters on German popular culture and film.  She is the co-author of Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities. Theories and Practice (Routledge Research in Higher Education Series, 2015), and author of Mail-Orders (State University of New York Press, 2002) which explores the contemporary uses of letters and letter writing-including electronic mail-in literature, film, and art. Her next book, German Crime Dramas from Network TV to Netflix (forthcoming with Bloomsbury Press) combines a study of the longest running regionally structured German crime series Tatort with the global television formats of four German crime dramas on Netflix.

Professor Simon received an M.A. from Universität Hamburg and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

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