Fatima Naqvi

Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Fatima Naqvi is Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Yale University, with a secondary appointment in Film and Media Studies. Her research interests include the intersection of architecture and literature, the theorization of interdisciplinarity, ecological films, Austrian authors and filmmakers of the 20th and 21st centuries, and aff ect studies. She has published The Literary and Cultural Rhetoric of Victimhood: Western Europe 1970- 2005, Deceptive Familiarity: Films by Michael Haneke, and How We Learn Where We Live: Thomas Bernhard, Architecture, and Bildung. Her book on Michael Haneke’s film The White Ribbon (2009) will appear in 2020, along with her co-edited volume of Haneke interviews. Her current book project focuses on the topic of fremdschämen—the sense of shame for another— in contemporary media culture (with special attention to the works of Ulrich Seidl, Erwin Wurm, and Elfriede Jelinek). Professor Naqvi received her B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1993 and her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2000. Before Yale, she taught at Rutgers University, with guest professorships at Harvard and the Karl-Franzens-Universität.