Department Chair

  • Erich Hertz
    Associate Professor of English
    Kiernan Hall 214
    (518) 782-6896
    ehertz@siena.edu

Erich Hertz, Ph.D.

    

     Erich Hertz, Ph.D.
    
Department Chair

     214 Kiernan Hall
     518-782-6896
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Erich Hertz joined the faculty of Siena College in 2006. He regularly teaches courses in Modern and Contemporary British literature; Film classes from Teen Film to Hitchcock; and Critical Theory about Contemporary Culture and Popular Arts. His research explores the intersection between aesthetic form and cultural politics. Drawing on Critical and Psychoanalytic Theory, he has published on a spectrum of subjects, from Surrealism to Contemporary Scottish Fiction and the philosophical implications of Turntablism to Joy Division, Throbbing Gristle, and the aesthetics of Music documentaries. He is currently editing a book, Write in Tune: Contemporary Music and Fiction about the use of pop music in contemporary literature.

Recent Publications:

Write in Tune: Contemporary Music and Fiction. Edited with Jeffrey Roessner. Bloomsbury Press: New York and London,  2014.

"Under Ethical Eyes:Form and the Failure of Reading in Conrad and Hitchcock." Under consideration at Oxford University Press.

"Noise as Mediation: Adorno and the Turntablism of Philip Jeck." Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music. New York and London: Bloomsbury Press, 2013.

"The Anxiety of Authenticity: Post-Punk Films in the 2000s." The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop. New York and London: Bloomsbury Press, 2012.

"The Invasion of the Homeland: Duncan McLean, Global Capital, and the Crisis of Masculine Authority" Scottish Literary Review 2.2 (2010 Autumn-Winter): 107-123.

"Disruptive Testimonies: The Stakes of Surrealist Experience in Breton and Carrington" Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 64.2 (2010 Summer): 89-104.