Katharina Loew is Associate Professor of German and Cinema Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is author of Special Effects and German Silent Film (Amsterdam University Press, 2021). Her work on silent cinema, special effects, and film technology has also been published in New German Critique, Film Criticism, and several edited collections. She is series editor for Cinema and Technology at Amsterdam University Press. Her current book project explores the expressivity of the composite image from the silent to the digital era, examining split-screen and superimposition effects that foreground their patchwork nature.
Areas of Focus
History and theory of special effects, film style and technology, optical illusions and tricks, silent cinema, split-screen and multiple exposure composites, camera effects, effect aesthetics