Anna Tuschling, Junior Professor in the Media Studies Department at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, has joined the Department of German as a Visiting Researcher for the spring of 2012. After receiving academic training in Marburg, Bremen, and New York, Tuschling completed her PhD at the University of Basel in 2006 with a dissertation on gossip in the age of electronic communication. Her research and teaching focuses on 19th and 20th century media and its impact on science, cultural theory and the history of learning. She is currently completing a book on the history of mediality and anxiety. Recent publications include: medias in res. Media-cultural Positions (Bielefeld 2011, co-edited with Till A. Heilmann and Anne von der Heiden) and articles on “Deutungswahn und Wahnanalyse” and “The Discrete in Psychoanalysis,” among others.
In June 2012, Tuschling will be part of the faculty of the Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies.
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