Jeffrey Adams Ph.D, Associate Professor of Film Studies, teaches classroom courses on film genres (film noir and horror), film auteurs (Coen Brothers), and web courses on introductory film studies. Dr. Adams earned a Ph.D. in German Literature and Philosophy from Northwestern University (1980) and has pursued undergraduate studies at the University of Göttingen and doctoral research at the University of Stuttgart (Fulbright Fellow). He has twice been a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow.
Dr. Adams’ interdisciplinary research ranges from German and American film history to German and European literary history, as well as film adaptations of literature, continental philosophy (Nietzsche and existentialism), and psychoanalytic theory. His book publications include Eduard Mörike’s Orplid: Myth and the Poetic Mind, Mörike’s Muses: Critical Essays on Eduard Mörike (editor), and Mimetic Desire: Narcissism in German Literature from Romanticism to Postmodernism (editor). He has published scholarly articles on Orson Welles, Steven Soderbergh, Mörike, Goethe, Franz Kafka, Freud, Peter Handke, and Patrick Süskind in Post Script, College Literature, Psychoanalytic Review, German Quarterly, and The Germanic Review. He is currently writing a monograph on the cinema of Ethan and Joel Coen, to be published by the Wallflower Press (London: UK).