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Andreas Killen

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Andreas Killen

Professor

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NAC 5/144A
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212-650-7452
Email: 
akillen@ccny.cuny.edu
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Profile
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Professor Killen specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe, especially Germany. The recipient of fellowships at the UCLA Humanities Consortium in Los Angeles and the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, he recently completed a book on psychiatry and the invention of "nervousness" as a medical and cultural response to the modernizing process in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany. He is currently working on a project on relations between film and the human sciences in Germany.

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Education
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B.A., Reed College

Ph.D., New York University

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Courses Taught
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  • Modern Europe
  • The Third Reich
  • Psychiatry, Madness, and Modern Society
  • The Modern European City
  • Science, Technology, and Modernity
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Publications
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 Books and Edited Volumes

  • Berlin Electropolis: Shock, Nerves, and German Modernity (University of California Press 2006).
  • Co-editor with G. Eghigian and C. Leuenberger, “The Self as Scientific and Political Project,” Osiris, Vol. 22 (2007).
  • 1973 Nervous Breakdown: Watergate, Warhol, and the Birth of Post-Sixties America (Bloomsbury 2006).
  • Co-editor with Stefan Andriopoulos, "Brainwashing and Mind Control from the Cold War to the War on Terror," Grey Room, v. 45 (2011)

Articles
 

  • “Weimar Cinema between Enlightenment and Hypnosis”, in G. Prakash (ed), Fears Past: Emotional Histories, Troubled Times (Princeton University Press, forthcoming)
  • "Homo Pavlovius: Cinema, Conditioning, and the Cold War Subject," Grey Room, v. 45 (2011)
  • “The Scene of the Crime: Psychiatric Discourses on Film Spectatorship in the Silent Era” in K. Kreimeier and A. Ligensa (eds), Media 1900: Technology, Perception, Culture (John Libbey, 2009)
  • "Weimar Psychotechnics between Americanism and Nazism," Osiris, Vol. 22 (2007).
  • "From Shock to Schreck: Psychiatrists, Telephone Operators, and Traumatic Neurosis in Germany, 1900-1926," Journal of Contemporary History 38, no. 2 (April 2003).

Killen        9780520243620

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