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Daniel Gilfillan

Faculty head of German, Romanian, Slavic and Assoc Professor, German
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Assoc Professor, German
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Assoc Professor, German
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Daniel Gilfillan (Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2000) is Associate Professor of German Studies at Arizona State University in the School of International Letters and Cultures, Senior Sustainability Scholar in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and Faculty Affiliate in Film and Media Studies, Jewish Studies, and English. His primary area of research engages the relationships between sound, media, and the perception of experience. Gilfillan has published widely on German and Austrian radio and sound art, and on the history of the radio in Germany as an experimental art medium (Pieces of Sound: German Experimental Radio, Minnesota, 2009). He is currently working on a book Sound in the Anthropocene: Sustainability and the Art of Sound. This new book explores the role and centrality of sound for understanding the complex interconnections within sustainability practice and the equally complex interactions between humans and other ecosystem populations (animals, landscapes, geologies, and atmospheres). In addition, he is co-editing and translating (with Solveig Ottmann) a volume of essays written by Weimar-era radio producer, Hans Flesch with the title Before Brecht: Hans Flesch and Weimar-Era Radio Theory

Profile photo: Arizona State University, Charlie Leight/ASU Now.

Recent Press Coverage

"Hitting a more natural note," ASU Now (Emma Greguska), April 4, 2016. http://tinyurl.com/hkter2m

"Ghosts of victims, survivors past," ASU Now (Emma Greguska), March 22, 2016. http://tinyurl.com/zw4xmov

“Wenn Papageien Instrumente spielen,” Die Presse (Vienna, Austria), January 15, 2016. http://tinyurl.com/j484h3u

"Protokoll zur metamusic," Zeit-Ton Magazin, (Susanna Niedermayr), January 13, 2016. http://tinyurl.com/h9gnl5g

Fax
480-965-0135
Education

2000: Ph.D., Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon. Dissertation: From Monstrosity to Liberation: Situating Technology in the Work of Alfred Andersch. Committee: Karla Schultz (director), Ken Calhoon, Susan Anderson, John Lysaker

1990: M.A., German, University of Vermont.

1987: B.A., Dual Degree: German and Anthropology, University of Vermont.

Images
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Pieces of Sound, University of Minnesota Press, 2009. Book cover.
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Samizdat, Tamizdat and Beyond, ed. Friederike Kind-Kovács and Jessie Labov, Berghahn Books, 2013. My essay “Independent Media, Transnational Borders, and Networks of Resistance: Collaborative Art Radio between Belgrade (Radio B92) and Vienna (ORF)” appears within.
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"Space Sight/Space Sound: The Universe and Our Sonic Imagination," KSEVT, Vitanje, Slovenia, <http://www.ksevt.eu/spacesight/?p=2073>
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Photo of me holding Rosi, an African grey parrot and member of the metamusic ensemble, artist installation. "alien productions," in Linz, Austria.October 2015.
Videos
metamusic: interactive music for African grey parrots. Höhenrausch, Linz, Austria. October 2015.
Audio
Metamusic: Rückblick auf den Höhenrausch 2015 -- Interview with Susanna Niedermayr, ORF, Vienna, AT, in German
Pieces of Sound: German Experimental Radio. Book Interview with Paul Riismandel, MediaGeek Podcast, May 2009.
Research Interests

Twentieth-Century German and Austrian Studies
Media Studies (Film, Radio, Sound Studies)
Critical Cultural Studies
Humanities and Sustainability

Publications

Monograph

  1. Pieces of Sound: German Experimental Radio. Minneapolis, MN:  University of Minnesota Press. 2009. ISBN: 978-0-8166-4771-2 (hc), 978-0-8166-4772-9 (pb),  | http://tinyurl.com/hyhf5bh | http://tinyurl.com/y7ougoxq

    Reviews of Monograph: Modernist Cultures, German Quarterly, Journal of Radio and Audio Media, Monatshefte, The Radio Journal, Rundfunk und Geschichte, German Studies Review, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Historical Review of Film, Radio, and Television, Neural, Viewfinder, H-Net.

Work in Progress

  1. Before Brecht: Hans Flesch and Weimar-Era Radio Theory. Co-edited (with Solveig Ottmann, University of Regensburg) and translated volume of important theoretical texts from the Weimar period in which radio developed as an important cultural, political, and artistic medium. The volume focuses specifically on the programmatic and theoretical texts of Hans Flesch, the first artistic director at Radio Frankfurt, who later became the guiding voice of cultural radio in Berlin.
     
  2. Sound in the Anthropocene: Sustainability and the Art of Sound. Monograph. The volume investigates the role sound plays as a distinguishing factor within the anthropocene and as a diagnostic tool to gauge its impact. It focuses on a set of acoustic examples that allow us rethink the limits of human resilience alongside the nonhuman. The delicate set of entanglements we share with plants, animals, geologies and atmospheres, and with other humans, necessitates that we also continually open our sonic imaginations to those entanglements within and beyond the human.

Referreed Articles in Journals and Edited Volumes

  1. Prima facie Deception: The Immediacy of the Face in Two Nazi Propaganda Films.” Journal of Jewish Identities. Accepted, July 2017. 42 ms. pages, 12,888 words.

  2. “Literature and Radio Art: Sound and the Intermedial Modulation of Knowledge.” Journal of Austrian Studies. Anticipated date of submission: July 15, 2017. 25 ms. pages; 8674 words.

  3. Der rote Hahn. Werkartikel.” in Walter Kempowski Handbuch. Ein Nachschlagewerk zu Leben und Werk des Dichters. Ed. Carla Damiano, et. al. Berlin: de Gruyter. Appearing 2017.

  4. Bloomsday ’97. Werkartikel.” in Walter Kempowski Handbuch. Ein Nachschlagewerk zu Leben und Werk des Dichters. Ed. Carla Damiano, et. al. Berlin: de Gruyter. Appearing 2017.

  5. “Independent Media, Transnational Borders, and Networks of Resistance: Collaborative Art Radio between Belgrade (Radio B92) and Vienna (ORF)” in Samizdat, Tamizdat, and Beyond: Transnational Media During and After Socialism. Ed. Friederike Kind-Kovács and Jessie Labov. New York: Berghahn Books, 2013. 245-262.

  6. “Sites of Performance: Sound, Ephemerality, and the Unhousing of Knowledge.” in alien productions – in state of transition. Ed. Werner Fenz. Vienna: EIKON, 2012. 132-143 [In German and English].

  7. “Erinnerung zwischen Fotografie und Television: Ein intermedialer Ansatz zu Kempowskis Bloomsday ’97.” in Walter Kempowski: Bürgerlicher Repräsentanz – Erinnerungskultur – Gegenwartsbewältigung. Ed. Lutz Hagestedt. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2010. 153-164.

  8. “Networked Radio Space and Broadcast Simultaneity: An Interview with Robert Adrian” in Re-Inventing Radio. Aspects of Radio as Art. Ed. Heidi Grundmann, Elisabeth Zimmermann, et. al. Frankfurt am Main: Revolver Verlag, 2008. 199-214.

  9. “Broadcast Space as Artistic Space: Transcultural Radio, Itinerant Thought and the Global Sphere” in Re-Inventing Radio. Aspects of Radio as Art. Ed. Heidi Grundmann, Elisabeth Zimmermann, et. al. Frankfurt am Main: Revolver Verlag, 2008. 267-299.

  10. “Technology and Perception in Alfred Andersch’s Early Poetry and Prose.” Seminar: Journal of Germanic Studies 44/4 (2008): 433-452.

  11. “Media Experiments: Kempowski’s Bloomsday ’97 and Tanaka’s Prométhée numérique.” in "Was das nun wieder soll?" Von "Im Block" bis "Letzte Grüße." Zu Werk und Leben Walter Kempowskis. Ed. by Carla Damiano, Jörg Drews and Doris Plöschberger. Göttingen: Wallstein 2005.  207-219.

  12. “Radio Art, Documentary, and the Sounds of Displacement. Paunović’s Other Voices – echoes from a warzone. Vienna/Belgrade April 29,1999.” Modern Austrian Literature 38/3-4 (2005): 65-84.

  13. “‘Don’t Touch that Dial:’ Designing a Collaborative Radio in 1950s West Germany.” EME: Explorations in Media Ecology. 4/3-4 (2005): 247-264.

Proceedings and Catalogs

  1. “Netzwerke von Performance: Sound, Intermedialität und die Enthausung des Wissens.” in Fin/2: Liquid Music 2017. Ed. Heimo Ranzenbacher. 2017. 66-78.
  2. “The Listen(n) Project: Acoustic Ecology as a Tool for Remediating Environmental Awareness,” Co-authored: Garth Paine, Leah Barclay, Sabine Feisst, Daniel Gilfillan. ISEA 2015: Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art. <http://isea2015.org/publications/proceedings-of-the-21st-international-symposium-on-electronic-art/>

Forums / Blogs

  1. “The Path Not Taken: Or, How to Avoid the Long (and Immediate) History of Radio and Sound Art Criticism.” Radio’s Art, Earlid, <http://www.earlid.org/posts/radios-art/>, July 2017.
  2. “Space Sight/Space Sound: The Universe and our Sonic Imagination.” Icons of the Non-Visible Exhibition, KSEVT - Kulturno središče evropskih vesoljskih tehnologij, <http://www.ksevt.eu/spacesight/?p=2073>, August 2015.
  3. "Thinking about Listening and Attunement." The Listen(n) Project, <http://tinyurl.com/z5r3nm9>, May 2015.
  4. "From View-Master to EcoRift." The Listen(n) Project, <http://tinyurl.com/z6w4cgj>, May 2015.
  5. “What is Close Reading? A Focus on Sound Objects.” German Quarterly 82/4 (2009): 423-424.
Research Activity

Fellowships (Submitted and Awarded)

  • Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. 2017-18 Fulbright-IFK Senior Fellow in Cultural Studies/Austria. Project Title: Sound in the Anthropocene: Sustainability and the Art of Sound. Submitted August 2016. Advanced to Second Stage: November 2016. Selected as Alternate: February 2017.
  • Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, Princeton University, 2017-18. Project Title: Sound in the Anthropocene: Sustainability and the Art of Sound. Submitted October 2016. Not selected.
  • Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Princeton University, 2017-18. Project Title: Sound in the Anthropocene: Sustainability and the Art of Sound. Submitted October 2016. Not selected.
  • European Institutes for Advanced Study. 2017-18 Senior Fellowship. Project Title: Sound in the Anthropocene: Sustainability and the Art of Sound. Submitted May 2016. Not selected.
  • Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton University. Program Focus: “Searching for Life: An Inquiry on the Societal Implications of Astrobiology.” Project Title: Sound in the Anthropocene: Sustainability and the Art of Sound. Shortlisted: Not Selected.
  • Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Princeton University. Project Title: Sound in the Anthropocene: Sustainability and the Art of Sound. Not Selected.
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship. Project Title: Sounding Out the World: Sustainability and the Art of Sound. Submitted September 2015. Not selected.
  • European Institutes for Advanced Study. 2016-17 Senior Fellowship. Project Title: Sounding Out the World: Sustainability and the Art of Sound. Not selected.
  • Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. 2015-16 Carson Writing Fellowship. Project Title: Sounding Out the World: Sustainability and the Art of Sound. Not selected.
  • DAAD Summer Seminar. “Narratives of Modernity: From Lessing to Luhmann.” University of Chicago, June 19-July 24, 2009.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute. “Melting Pot Vienna: Then and Now.” Vienna, Austria, July – August 2006.
  • Fulbright German Studies Seminar. “Visual Culture in Germany: Film, Television and Internet.” Berlin, Germany, Summer 2004.
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Annual Grant for Study and Research, 1993-94.

Research Grants (Submitted and Awarded)

  • Consultant. “metamusic: interactive music for grey parrots.” Programm zur Entwicklung und Erschließung der Künste (PEEK), Österreichische Wissenschaftsfonds (Austrian Science Fund). Primary Investigators: Martin Kaltenbrunner, University of Art and Design, Linz, Austria, alien productions, Vienna, Austria. Funded 3-Year Project. (€345,765).
  • Co-PI. “Listen(n): Environmental Stewardship through Acoustic Ecology and Sonic Awareness in American Southwest Deserts.” Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Education. Submitted March 2015. ($91,000). Not funded.
  • Co-PI. “Listen(n): Acoustic Ecologies of the American Southwest Deserts – Environmental Engagement through Media Arts.” National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant. Submitted December 2014. ($299,403). Not funded.
  • Co-PI. “Listen(n): Virtual Environmental Engagement through Media Arts in Communities of the Southwest Deserts.” National Endowment for the Arts. Submitted August 2014. ($92,421). Not funded.
  • Co-PI. “Listen(n): Acoustic Ecologies of the American Southwest Desert(s) and Transmedia Dissemination.” National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Projects for the Public. Submitted June 2014. ($99,997). Not funded.
  • Scholarly Consultant. “Vienna’s New Centuries, 1800, 1900, 2000.” National Endowment for the Humanities Planning Grant. Primary Investigator: Carnegie Hall (Festivals and Special Projects). Submitted January 2012. Not funded.
  • Co-PI. “Radio’s Railroad Hour: Intersections of Culture, Security, and Economics in the Postwar Era.” National Endowment for the Humanities American Media Makers Development Grant. Submitted January 2010. Not funded.
  • Co-PI. “Engaging Radio: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Radio's Role in Building Community.” National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Grant, Submitted November 2005. ($310,911). Not funded.
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GER 422German Lit Survey, 1800-Today
JST 445Holocaust&GermnMediated Memory
FMS 445Holocaust&GermnMediated Memory
GER 445Holocaust&GermnMediated Memory
SLC 445Holocaust&GermnMediated Memory
GER 492Honors Directed Study
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
SLC 493Honors Thesis
GER 493Honors Thesis
HON 494Special Topics
GER 499Individualized Instruction
GER 590Reading and Conference
GER 592Research
GER 593Applied Project
GER 595Continuing Registration
SLC 598Special Topics
GER 598Special Topics
GER 599Thesis
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GER 312Readings in German Culture
FMS 442Experimental Narrative
ENG 447Experimental Narrative
SLC 450Experimental Narrative
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
GER 493Honors Thesis
SLC 493Honors Thesis
GER 499Individualized Instruction
GER 590Reading and Conference
SLC 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GER 422German Lit Survey, 1800-Today
SLC 446Weimar-Era German Film
FMS 446Weimar-Era German Film
GER 446Weimar-Era German Film
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
SLC 493Honors Thesis
SLC 598Special Topics
GER 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GER 312Readings in German Culture
SLC 440Film Theory and Criticism
FMS 461Film Theory and Criticism
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
GER 493Honors Thesis
SLC 493Honors Thesis
GER 499Individualized Instruction
SLC 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GER 422German Lit Survey, 1800-Today
FMS 442Experimental Narrative
ENG 447Experimental Narrative
SLC 450Experimental Narrative
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
SLC 493Honors Thesis
SLC 598Special Topics
ENG 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GER 312Readings in German Culture
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
SLC 493Honors Thesis
GER 493Honors Thesis
SLC 494Special Topics
GER 494Special Topics
FMS 494Special Topics
SLC 598Special Topics
GER 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GER 422German Literature
SLC 494Special Topics
JST 494Special Topics
GER 494Special Topics
FMS 494Special Topics
SLC 598Special Topics
GER 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 493Honors Thesis
GER 593Applied Project
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
GER 422German Literature
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
GER 590Reading and Conference
GER 592Research
GER 593Applied Project
GER 595Continuing Registration
GER 599Thesis
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 494Special Topics
SLC 494Special Topics
GER 494Special Topics
FMS 494Special Topics
SLC 598Special Topics
GER 598Special Topics
GER 599Thesis
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
GER 422German Literature
GER 590Reading and Conference
GER 592Research
GER 593Applied Project
GER 595Continuing Registration
GER 599Thesis
Presentations

See attached Curriculum Vitae

Honors / Awards

Nomination. Centennial Professorship Award. Associated Students of Arizona State University. 2010.

Nomination. Distinguished Teaching Award in Honor of Zebulon Pearce. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University. 2007-08.

Service

Academic / Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Professor, German Studies and Information Literacy, School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University, May 2008-present.
    • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability, December 2014 – present.
    • Affiliate Faculty, English, May 2008-present.
    • Affiliate Faculty, Film and Media Studies, May 2008-present.
    • Affiliate Faculty, Jewish Studies, May 2008-present.
  • Acting Director, Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University, July 2012-June 2013, and July-December 2010.
  • Assistant Professor, German Studies and Information Literacy, School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University, August 2002-May 2008.
  • Research Associate, Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, August 2000 – July 2002.

Mentoring History

Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring

  1. Co-Directing: Reinhard Gupfinger (Ph.D., Interface Culture, University of Art and Design, Linz, Austria).
  2. Co-Directed: Dale Pattison (Ph.D., English, ASU). Completed Spring 2013.
  3. Committee Member: Obenewaa Oduro-Opuni (Ph.D., International Letters and Cultures, ASU).
  4. Committee Member: Shawn Mitchell (Ph.D., English, ASU).
  5. Committee Member: Jennifer Byron (Ph.D., Spanish, ASU).
  6. Committee Member: Scott Boras (Ph.D., Communications, ASU). Completed Spring 2012.

Master of Arts Thesis / Applied Project Mentoring

  1. Directed: Dominik Dietz, (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2016.
  2. Directed: Stefanie Schwarz, (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2014.
  3. Directed: Hanni Meirich, (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2013.
  4. Directed: Paul Geisler, (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2013.
  5. Directed: Azra Mukanovic, (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2011
  6. Directed: Alena Goldberg (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2011.
  7. Directed: Anthony Jackson (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Fall 2010.
  8. Directed: Amila Becirbegovic (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2010.
  9. Directed: Matthew Clymer (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2009
  10. Directed: Susanne Ritzel (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2009
  11. Directed: Andrea Beierl (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Summer 2006.
  12. Directed: Robert Fischer (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2006
  13. Directed: Farryl Bertmann (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2004.
  14. Co-Directed: Alex Pignotti (M. L. St., Film Analysis, ASU). Completed Spring 2011.
  15. Co-Directed: Jane Grabowski (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2011.
  16. Co-Directed: Sabine Kunst (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2005.
  17. Committee Member: Anastasia Klenk, (M.A., French, ASU). Completed Spring 2017.
  18. Committee Member: Robert Parsley, (M.A., French, ASU). Completed Spring 2016.
  19. Committee Member: Tessa Enright, (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Summer 2015.
  20. Committee Member: Michelle Gerber, (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2015.
  21. Committee Member: David Natko (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2014.
  22. Committee Member: Royal Baysinger (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2013.
  23. Committee Member: David Wolfe, (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2011.
  24. Committee Member: Walter Ferjentsik, (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2010.
  25. Committee Member: Michael Rock (M.F.A., Creative Writing, ASU). Completed Spring 2009
  26. Committee Member: Cindy Cowles (M.A., English, ASU). Completed Spring 2009.
  27. Committee Member: Cameron McMurtrey (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Summer 2008.
  28. Committee Member: Thomas Plazibat (M.A., Art History, ASU). Completed Spring 2008.
  29. Committee Member: Sarah Garone (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Fall 2007.
  30. Committee Member: Nickolas DeCarlo (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Fall 2006.
  31. Committee Member: Jamison Gray (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Fall 2006.
  32. Committee Member: Michelle Iwen (M.F.A., Creative Writing, ASU). Completed Spring 2006.
  33. Committee Member: Karin Mayes (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2005.
  34. Committee Member: Matthew Sheffer (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Fall 2004.
  35. Committee Member: Karen Whisenhunt (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Fall 2004.
  36. Committee Member: Julie Sykes (M.A., Spanish, ASU). Completed Spring 2004.
  37. Committee Member: Mary Ann Brown (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Spring 2004.
  38. Committee Member: Eric Blankenship (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Fall 2003.
  39. Committee Member: Udo Rubin (M.A., German, ASU). Completed Fall 2003.

Undergraduate Research Mentoring

  1. Directed: Sterling Teipen, German (Barrett Honors Thesis). 2016-17.
  2. Co-Directed: Ashley March, Secondary Education (Barrett Honors Thesis). 2017.
  3. Directed: Zachariah Webb, English (Barrett Honors Thesis). 2015-16.
  4. Directed: Dana Fehnel, German and Russian (Barrett Honors Thesis). 2013-14.
  5. Directed: Patrick McHugh, English (Barrett Honors Thesis). 2009-10.
  6. Directed: Danielle Kuffler, English (Barrett Honors Thesis). 2009-10.
  7. Directed: Jane Grabowski, German Studies (Sun Angel Research Award Application). 2008
  8. Directed: Mitchell Wilkins, English (Sun Angel Research Award Application). 2006, 2007.
  9. Directed: Mathew Gacy, Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS Capstone Experience). 2005.
  10. Committee Member: Alec Nicely, German (Barrett Honors Thesis). 2016.
  11. Committee Member: Amanda Andrei, German (Barrett Honors Thesis). 2013.
  12. Committee Member:Danny Corzon, English (Barrett Honors Thesis). 2009.
  13. Committee Member: Kali Van Nimwegen, English (Barrett Honors Thesis). 2008.