Brigitte M. Peucker
Brigitte Peucker is the Elias Leavenworth Professor Emerita of German and Film Studies. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University and has taught 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); and The Material Image: Art and the Real in Film (Stanford, 2007). Her most recent book, Aesthetic Spaces: The Place of Art in Film, appeared in 2019 (Northwestern UP). She is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder (2012) and co-editor, with Ido Lewit, of A Light Touch: New Approaches to Ernst Lubitsch, forthcoming with Amsterdam University Press. 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 classic American horror film; and various aspects of German cinema. Her most recent essays are “Hitchcock’s Undertexts: Objects and Language,” in Journal of Film/ Philosophy (Feb. 2023); “In the Picture: Immersion as Intermedial Strategy,”in Intermedial Encounters: Essays in Honour of Agnes Petho (2022); and “Ineffability?: The Several Vermeers,” in Through a Glass Darkly: Screening the Art World, ed. Temenuga Trifonova (Amsterdam UP, 2022). Professor Peucker is the recipient of Woodrow Wilson, Morse, and Mellon fellowships, served as chair of the Film Studies Program, 1986–2000, as chair of the German Department, 1997–2002 and 2003–2004, and was, for many years, director of graduate studies in both departments.