Robert Dassanowsky


Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado US

Author's Bio

Robert Dassanowsky is Professor of German and Film, and Director of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and works as an independent film producer. A past president of the Austrian Studies Association, he is a member of both PEN USA and PEN Austria, serves on the Society of Cinema and Media Studies Translation/Publication Committee, and as founding board member of the Alexander Lernet-Holenia Society. He is an elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Academy of Austrian Film, the European Film Academy, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His non-fiction books include Austrian Cinema: A History (2005), New Austrian Cinema ed. with Oliver Speck (2011), Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds: A Manipulation of Metafilm, ed. (2012), World Film Locations: Vienna ed. (2012), and Screening Transcendence: Film Under Austrofascism and the Hollywood Hope 1933-1938 (2018).

Publications & Prizes

Landvermessung (A Library of Austrian Literature After 1945); ed. Guenther Nenning (Residenz Verlag Salzburg, 2005)
Telegrams From the Metropole: Selected Poems 1980-1998 (University of Salzburg Press, 1999)
Verses of a Marriage (Event Horizon Press, 1996)
Soft Mayhem: Poems (Poetry Salzburg, 2010)
American Book Review
L.A. Times Book Review
PEN International
Prague Literary Review
Salzburg Poetry Review
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In addition to several academic and film festival awards, Dassanowsky received a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2000, was elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2001, and named the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching/CASE U.S. Professor of the Year for Colorado in 2004. Austria awarded him its Order of Merit for his work cultural and film studies in 2005 and he was named a Fellow of the UK Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) in 2007.

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Austrian American
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New York
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Los Angeles; Vienna
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Last update: Jul 29, 2019