Dr. erin Shevaugn schlumpf  visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf is Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Ohio University. Her research focuses on aesthetic responses to trauma: how film and literary form are imprinted by past disasters. Her current book manuscript, Melancholy, Ambivalence, Exhaustion: National Trauma and Global Postmodernism, uses case studies from Post-Occupation France, Post-Tiananmen Square China, and Post-Apartheid South Africa to reveal a shared language of trauma, an imaginative reckoning with the past in the present. Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf's courses examine how image and text interrogate national, racial, gendered, and sexual identity politics.


Educational Background:

  • M.A./Ph.D., Comparative Literature (Film Studies Minor), Harvard University
  • B.A., Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College


academic positions:

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Film Studies, 2015 - Present, Ohio University
  • Lecturer, Film Studies, 2014 - 2015, Seattle University
  • Lecturer, World Literature, 2012 - 2014, Simon Fraser University
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2007 - 2010, Harvard University


awards and fellowships:

  • Jeremy R. Knowles Graduate Student Fellowship, 2011 - 2012, Harvard University
  • Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust Fellowship for dissertation research in France, 2010 - 2011, Ecole Normale Superieure



  • “Notre musique: Juste une conversation.” A Companion to Jean-Luc Godard. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
  •  “Intermediality, Translation, Comparative Literature, and World Literature.” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 13.3.
  • “Tsi-Nan-Fu: Sinophone Spells in Fritz Lang’s Dr. Mabuse der Spieler." Under review for anthology titled, Mabuse Sourcebook.


 Conference Presentations:

  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • Northwest Film Forum
  •  Modern Language Association
  • Harvard Humanities Center Graduate Student Conference


  • Film Studies I
  • Film History I
  • Border Crossings in Film