Dr. Kathleen Loock
Kathleen Loock is a post-doctoral research associate at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. As a member of the Popular Seriality Research Unit, she is writing a book that examines the cultural history of Hollywood remaking, from the transition to sound to the remakes, sequels, and prequels of the digital era. She is author of Kolumbus in den USA: Vom Nationalhelden zur ethnischen Identifikationsfigur (2014), a study of the commemorative constructions and deconstructions of Christopher Columbus in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States, and co-editor of the collections Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: Student Essays on American Science Fiction Film (2011) and Film Remakes, Adaptations, and Fan Productions: Remake | Remodel (2012). She has also edited a special issue on serial narratives for the journal LWU: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht (2014), and is currently co-editing a special issue, with Frank Krutnik, on film seriality for Film Studies journal (2017).
During the first funding period (2010-2013), she was the administrator of the Popular Seriality Research Unit. During the second funding period (2013-2016), she is a post-doc research associate in the sub-project "Retrospective Serialization."