Evan TornerEvan Torner (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst) is an Assistant Professor of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati. He was previously the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in German at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA between 2013-14. He has published numerous articles on German film, and is currently working on a monograph A Century and Beyond: Critical Readings of German Science-Fiction Cinema. He is also the co-editor (with Henning Wrage) of The Handbook of East German Cinema: The DEFA Legacy (Walter de Gruyter, 2015) and co-editor (with Sky Arndt-Briggs, Barton Byg, and Andy Raeder) Travels and Travails: East German Cinema in the International Arena (Berghahn, 2015).

His work is based on four core “pillars” of interest:

• German Studies

• Film Studies

• Game Studies

• Electronic Music

These are underpinned by four secondary “pillars” of interest

• History

• Philosophy

• Postcolonial/cultural studies

• Aesthetics.

His CV (updated December 2014) is available here.

You may download some of his work from his Academia.edu website.

Follow him on Twitter: @guyinblackhat

Be part of the surveillance on Facebook: etorner

For official information about him: http://www.grinnell.edu/users/torner

For posts of film and media reviews I have written for the venerable Geek Buffet blog, here they are:

Blowback RPG Review
Cool Cats / Dirtchamber Sessions CDs Review
How We Came to Live Here RPG Review
Annalise RPG Review
Uwe Boll Films Review
The Illusionist Film Review
Avatar / Red Cliff Review
Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies Review
Top 11 Old-Skool Video Games
Star Trek Film Review
New Years Eve Music Suggestions
Watchmen Film Trailer Review
Anti-Teach For America Rant


3 responses to “About”

  1. Bastian Avatar

    Hallo Evan,

    hier ist Bastian aus Davis, bzw. jetzt Lewisburg, PA (Bucknell U)! Das ist eine sehr gute Webseite, die du hier hast. Ich freue mich, dass du in Berlin bist. Ich vermisse Berlin, wenn ich deine Beschreibungen lese!
    Be sure to check out Bar 25, if it is still open..

    Bis bald vielleicht mal wieder!


  2. anshu sharma Avatar

    Hello Evan,

    Of course I had to discover this website if I am working on DEFA!! This is super and has been tremendously helpful as I look for answers!

    The name is way too cool!!

    Alles Gute! Immer!


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