Karen Redrobe

Karen Redrobe (formerly Beckman) is the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Cinema and Modern Media and chair of the department of the History of Art (2015-2018). She is the author of Vanishing Women: Magic, Film and Feminism (Duke UP, 2003); Crash: Cinema and the Politics of Speed and Stasis (Duke UP, 2010), and is now working on a new book, Undead: Animation and the Contemporary Art of War, which includes chapters on Mary Reid Kelley, Nancy Davenport, Yael Bartana, and Wazhmah Osman. She has co-edited two volumes: Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography with Jean Ma (Duke UP, September 2008) and On Writing With Photography (Minnesota UP, 2013) with Liliane Weissberg, and is also the editor of Animating Film Theory (Duke UP, 2014), which explores the history of film theory's engagement (and lack of it) with animation: http://www.scribd.com/doc/205208690/Animating-Film-Theory-edited-by-Karen-Beckman#scribd. Recent articles address the bombing of the M.O.V.E house by the City of Philadelphia; the question of what is intolerable in the research university, especially in relation to the arts and humanities; and the return of the auteur.

Karen Redrobe, PhD

Department of the History of Art
University of Pennsylvania
3405 Woodland Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6208