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Paul Dobryden

Associate Professor

Address: New Cabell Room 243

UVA community members can schedule a virtual office hour meeting here.

Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and by appointment. (see link above to schedule a virtual meeting)


The Hygienic Apparatus: Weimar Cinema and Environmental Disorder. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2022.

Hans Richters ‘Rhythmus 21’: Schlüsselfilm der Moderne (co-editor). Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2012. Reviewed in Medienwissenschaft 3 (2013): 321-2.


“Marked Man: Fantasies of the Able Body in Fritz Lang’s M.” German Studies Review 45.3 (2022): 407- 428.

“Teaching Urban Hygiene in the Weimar Kulturfilm.” Colloquia Germanica 53.3-4 (2021): 309-333.

"Clouded Vision: Particulate Matter in Murnau's Faust." Modernism/modernity 27.4 (2020): 707- 733.

“Paul Scheerbarts künstliche Atmosphären,” in Phänomene der Atmosphäre. Ein Kompendium literarischer Meteorologie, edited by Urs Büttner and Ines Theilen. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2017. 29-40.

Spies: Post-War Paranoia Goes to the Movies,” in A Companion to Fritz Lang, edited by Joe McElhaney. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2015. 76-93.

“G at the Berlin Lunapark,” in Mies van der Rohe, Richter, Graeff & Co.: Alltag und Design in der Avantgardezeitschrift G, edited by Karin Fest, Sabrina Rahman, and Marie-Noëlle Yazdanpanah. Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2014. 116-22.

“The Institution of Pleasure: From Display to Environment at the Berlin Lunapark.” Studies in European Cinema 10.2-3 (2013): 157-78.

“Einfühlung,” in Hans Richters ‘Rhythmus 21’: Schlüsselfilm der Moderne. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2012. 83-90.

 “23 May 1920: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Berlin’s Luna-Park Bring Aesthetic Modernism to the Fairground,” in The New History of German Cinema, edited by Jennifer Kapczynski and Michael Richardson. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2012. 80-85.

"Good Germans, Humane Automobiles: Redeeming Technological Modernity—In Those Days." Film and History 40.1 (Spring 2010): 7-24.