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Leila Mukhida

Dr Leila Mukhida
University Teaching Associate

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German & Dutch
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages

Leila Mukhida is a Teaching Associate in German. She is interested in politics and aesthetics in the context of German and Austrian visual culture. Before coming to Cambridge, Dr Mukhida held a Postdoctoral Research Project Fellowship at King’s College London, and taught German language and culture at KCL and film theory at Queen Mary University of London. She was awarded an MHRA Research Fellowship for the completion of her first monograph, Sensitive Subjects: The Political Aesthetics of Contemporary German and Austrian Cinema.

Teaching interests:
Courses on which Dr Mukhida teaches include: Kafka’s Die Verwandlung for paper Ge1; Transnational Texts: Turkish-German Literature and Film for Ge6; Islam in German Culture for Ge13; Brecht, and Screening the Real: Documentary Film in the Twenty-first Century for Ge15; and translation for paper GEB2.

Research interests:
German and Austrian political cinema
The Frankfurt School
Film sound and industrial history
Labour and migration in German-language writing and film
Published works:
Sensitive Subjects: The Political Aesthetics of Contemporary German & Austrian Cinema, manuscript in progress
‘Violence in the Age of Digital Reproducibility: Political Form in Valeska Grisebach’s Longing (2006)’, German Politics & Society, 33 (May 2015), 172–185
‘Against the Pull of Convention: Subversive Laughter in Angelina Maccarone’s Alles wird gut’ (1998), German Life and Letters, 65 (Oct. 2012), 489-502
Review of The Autobiographical Turn in Germanophone Documentary and Experimental Film. Edited by Robin Curtis and Angelica Fenner, in Journal of European Studies, 45 (Sept. 2015), 278-280
Das Schönste Geschenk (2011). Film directed by Leila Mukhida and Subir Che Selia

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