Larson Powell


Office: Scofield Hall, 217
Ph: 816-235-2803 ext. 7


Prof. Powell taught at Texas A&M University, U Mass Amherst, and Fordham University before coming to UMKC in 2007. He specializes in 20th-century literature and film (especially DEFA and film music) and has published and lectured in German, French, and English, on German film and literature as well as on musicology, psychoanalysis, systems theory, and philosophical aesthetics.


M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D, Columbia University
B.A., Harvard College


The Technological Unconscious in German Modernist Literature (Camden House, 2008) The Differentiation of Modernism (Camden House, 2013).
“Allegories of Management. Norbert Schulze’s Soundtrack for Das Mädchen Rosemarie,” in Framing the Fifties: Cinema in a Divided Germany, ed. Sabine Hake and John Davidson (Berghahn, 2007) 180-193.
“Mama Ich Lebe: Konrad Wolf’s Intermedial Parable of Antifascism,” Edinburgh German Yearbook vol. 3 (2009) 63-75.
Two entries in  Adorno-Handbuch (Klet-Cotta, 2011).