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Friedrich Balke

Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor of German

Friedrich Balke is a German philosopher, culture and media scholar. He holds the Chair of 
Media Studies with particular emphasis on the theory, history and aesthetics of pictorial
documentary forms at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He is also the spokesperson of the DFG Research
Group "The Documentary. Excess and withdrawal ". Professor Balk was in residence at Northwestern
University in Spring 2019.