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Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf

Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf



Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf

Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf is 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 and Post-Tiananmen Square China 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. She has previously held teaching positions at Seattle University, Simon Fraser University, and Harvard University.


  • Assistant Professor, Film Studies, 2018 - Present, Ohio University
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Film Studies, 2015 - 2018, Ohio University
  • Lecturer, Film Studies, 2014 - 2015, Seattle University
  • Lecturer, World Literature, 2012 - 2014, Simon Fraser University
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2007 - 2010, Harvard University


  • “Historical Melancholy, Feminine Allegory.” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Critique, 27.3, 2016.
  • “Notre musique: Juste une conversation.” A Companion to Jean-Luc Godard. Ed. Tom Conley and T. Jefferson Kline. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
  • “Intermediality, Translation, Comparative Literature, and World Literature.” CLCWeb:Comparative Literature and Culture, 13.3, 2011.
  • “Tsi-Nan-Fu: Sinophone Spells in Fritz Lang’s Dr. Mabuse der Spieler." Under review for anthology titled, Mabuse Sourcebook.
  • Book Review: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization. Situations: Cultural Studies in the East Asian Context, 7.2, 2014.


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

Educational Background:

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