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Drehli Robnik

Drehli Robnik is a film and politics theorist, occasional critic, essayist and edutainer.

He holds a degree in Film Studies from the University of Vienna and a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Amsterdam. 1993-2012 he worked as an external lecturer at the University of Vienna, at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, at Masaryk-Universtät Brno and at J.W.Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. 2001-2015 active in various research contexts, especially FWF-funded projects, at or in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society (LBIGG) (including as project leader of the FWF project “Political Aesthetics of Contemporary European Horror Film“, 2012-2015), which was renamed Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH) in March 2019.

His research interests span film and politics/history, National Socialism and World War II in cinema, and mainstream film as a site of insight into the social. He is the author or co-editor of volumes on Siegfried Kracauer and Jacques Rancière, war and historical film, Graf Stauffenberg and David Cronenberg. His most recent publications are: Kontrollhorrorkino – Gegenwartsfilme zum prekären Regieren (Vienna, Berlin: Turia + Kant 2015) and, together with Joachim Schätz, Gewohnte Gewalt. Häusliche Brutalität und heimliche Bedrohung im Spannungskino (Vienna, Sonderzahl Verlag 2022). He “lives” in Vienna-Erdberg.

Further information at https://independent.academia.edu/DrehliRobnik