Niclas Heckner

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Nic Heckner

Graduate Student

University of Michigan
German Department
3110 MLB
812 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1275

Office Location(s): 3129 MLB
Phone: 734.764.5551
hecknerm@umich.edu

  • About

    M.-Niclas is a student pursuing a joint doctoral degree between the German Studies Department and the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures. He received his M.A. in English Studies and German Linguistics from the University of Freiburg, with one year spent abroad as a Teaching Assistant at Michigan State University. His Master's thesis was entitled "Aspects of Gender in Hollywood Horror Movies." His current interests lie in the reappropriation of historical German iconography by popular and mass culture, such as the prominence of the swastika in horror and war video games. He contributed a chapter named "Deleting Memory Space: The Gaming of History and the Absence of the Holocaust" to a volume entitled Immersions (forthcoming in early 2012) and has presented on Digital Cultures, Masculinity, Weimar Stardom and Problems of Authorship in Video Games at numerous conferences. In 2011, he collaborated with Professor Johannes von Moltke in designing the newly created 300-level class "Fascist Cinemas."

  • Education
    • M.A. in English Studies and German Linguistics, University of Freiburg
  • Awards
    • Boynton Fellowship [2010]
    • Spring/Summer Research Grant [2011]