ABOUT THE EDITORS.
Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Institute for Media and Communication, University of Hamburg, Germany
Kathrin Fahlenbrach teaches media studies at the University of Hamburg, Germany. She studied German and French Literature, Theatre, and comparative Literature in Berlin and Siegen. In 1995 she received her master's degree in literature with a thesis about the discourse on postmodernism in German journals. From 1996 to 1998 she collaborated at a research project about the literary system of the GDR at the University of Halle Wittenberg. From 1998 to 2000 she was awarded a scholarship by the Government of Sachsen-Anhalt. In 2000 she completed her PH. D. in media studies with a dissertation on visual communication, visual media, and collective identities in the protest movements of the 1960s.
Her most recent book is entitled "Audiovisuelle Metaphern. Zur Körper- und Affektaesthetik in Film und Fernsehen" (Marburg, Schüren-Verlag 2010). It is focusing on audiovisual metaphors, concerning the aesthetics and the perception of audiovisual media. Her recent fields of interest are thus emotional and psycho-sensory aspects of audiovisual aesthetics. During the last time she focused her analyses of audiovisual metaphors on music videos and film sound.
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Martin Klimke, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Martin Klimke is an associate professor of history at New York University Abu Dhabi and an associated faculty member in the Department of History at New York University. In addition, he is an affiliated researcher at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at the University of Heidelberg and in Transatlantic Cultural History (TCH) at the University of Augsburg, Germany.
His research focuses on the intersection of political and cultural history, with a particular emphasis on diplomatic and transnational history. He is the co-editor of the publication series "Protest, Culture and Society" (New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books) and, among others, "1968 in Europe: A History of Protest and Activism, 1956-77" (New York/London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). From 2006-2010, he was the director and coordinator of the international Marie-Curie project European Protest Movements since 1945, which is supported by the European Commission.
He is also the recipient of Heidelberg Universitys Ruprecht-Karls Prize 2006 and the NAACP's Julius E. Williams Distinguished Community Service Award 2009.
Klimke has published essays on the transnational dimension of the African-American civil rights movement, Black Power in Germany in the 1960/70s, and has co-edited "Blacks and Germans, German Blacks: Germany and the Black Diaspora, 1450-1914" (forthcoming), which explores the changing processes of interaction and perception between people of African descent and German-speaking parts of Europe from the eleventh century to the beginning of World War I. Together with Maria Höhn, he has written a history of the experience of African-American soldiers, activists and intellectuals in Germany in the twentieth-century entitled "A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American GIs, and Germany" (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
Klimke is currently working on the nuclear crisis and the Cold War of the 1980s, and am writing a transnational biography of Petra Kelly, international peace activist and co-founder of the German Green Party.
For more information, visit www.maklimke.com
Joachim Scharloth, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Joachim Scharloth is a professor of applied linguistics at the Department of German at the Technische Universität Dresden. His research concentrates on the history of language, socio-linguistics, social movements, as well as discourse semantics.
He is the author of "Sprachnormen und Mentalitaeten. Sprachbewusstseinsgeschichte in Deutschland im Zeitraum von 1766 und 1785" (2005) and co-editor of "1968. Handbuch zur Kultur- und Mediengeschichte" (2007), as well as "1968 in Europe" (2008). His most recent book is "1968. Eine Kommunikationsgeschichte" (2011).
For more information, visit www.scharloth.com