Biography

Johannes Vith joined the University of Limerick as OeAD Austrian Lector in the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics (German Section) in September 2023. In addition to his teaching at UL, he is also a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Prior to his position at UL, he was a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio (2019-2020) and a university assistant at the University of Innsbruck (2020-2023).
His research interests are film studies, trauma cinema, ecocriticism, and science fiction. In his dissertation, tentatively titled "Cinematic Mountains out of Space," he explores the changing conception of extraterrestrial landscapes in (science fiction) film. He has published on trauma cinema and the cinematic reception of the Columbine High School shooting.

Research Interests

  • Ecocriticism
  • Medical Humanities
  • Film Studies
  • Trauma Film
  • Mountain Studies
  • Science Fiction Studies
  • Weimar Cinema
  • German Bergfilm

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2020 University of Innsbruck, Department of American Studies - University Assistent
  • 2019 Ohio State University - Foreign Language Teaching Assistent

Association

  • Board Member, Austria's Young Americanists (AYA)
  • Member, Austrian Association of American Studies (AAAS)

Peer Reviewed Journals

2023

Trauma at the Movies: Cinematic Memories of Columbine

Vith, Johannes (2023) Trauma at the Movies: Cinematic Memories of Columbine. Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies :90–106-

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2020

Remaking Columbine

Vith, Johannes Walter (2020) Remaking Columbine. JAAAS: Journal of the Austrian Association for American Studies :47-64

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Book Reviews

2021

Tom Hansell, After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2018.

Johannes Vith (2021) Tom Hansell, After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2018. .

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Other Publications

2021

Tom Hansell, After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2018.

Johannes Vith (2021) Tom Hansell, After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2018. .

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