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Nic Heckner

Doctoral Candidate

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

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Joint doctoral student in German Studies and the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures
  • Fields of Study
    • Reappropriation of historical German iconography by popular and mass culture, such as the prominence of the swastika in horror and war video games
  • About

    M-Niclas' Master's thesis was entitled "Aspects of Gender in Hollywood Horror Movies."  He spent one year abroad as a Teaching Assistant at Michigan State University.  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]