William A. Baker

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  • Instructor
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Research Interests:

  • The New German Cinema movement, particularly the films of Wim Wenders
  • The role of melancholy in German literary and film traditions.
  • Other topics concerning film, visuality, and visual culture.


  • M.A. The Ohio State University (Germanic Languages and Literatures), 2016
  • B.A. The Ohio State University (German), 2013
  • B.A. The Ohio State University (Russian), 2013


  • 2020 "Blandness and 'Just Seeing' in the Films of Wim Wenders." in Delers, Olivier, and Martin Sulzer-Reichel, eds. Wim Wenders: Making FIlms that Matter. Bloomsbury USA, 2020.