Brigitte Peucker, Director of Graduate Studies

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Elias Leavenworth Professor of German; Professor of Film and Media Studies
100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-6607
+1 (203) 432-0785


Brigitte Peucker received her PhD from Yale University and she has been teaching at Yale ever since. She is the author of From Arcadia to Elysium (Bouvier, 1980); Lyric Descent in the German Romantic Tradition (Yale, 1987); Incorporating Images: Film and the Rival Arts (Princeton, 1995), which appeared as Verkörpernde Bilder, das Bild des Körpers (Vorwerk 8,1999); The Material Image: Art and the Real in Film (Stanford, 2007). She is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 2012, and is currently at work on Aesthetic Spaces: The Place of Art in Film (under contract, Northwestern UP). She writes and teaches in the areas of film’s relation to the other arts (intermediality); the films of Alfred Hitchcock; the theory and history of visuality and spectatorship; the American horror film; melodrama; and various aspects of German cinema. She is the recipient of Woodrow Wilson, Morse, and Mellon Fellowships, has served as Chair of the Film Studies Program, 1986-2000, as Chair of the German Department, 1997-2002 and 2003-4, and as Director of Graduate Studies in both departments.

Education History

BA, Mount Holyoke College
NYU Summer Program in Filmmaking
Ph.D., Yale University