Elias W Leavenworth Professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures, and Professor of Film Studies
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.