Faculty and Staff
Nick Schlegel
Asst Professor Comm Studies
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Seidlin Hall
Department: Psychology & Communication  
Phone: 607.871.2112  
Nick Schlegel
BA: Telecom & Film
Eastern Michigan University, 1995

MA: Media Arts & Studies
Wayne State University, 2002

PhD: Media Arts & Studies
Wayne State University, 2011

Teaching Interests

Political Economy of Media
Genre Studies (particularly horror, cult, and exploitation cinema with a global emphasis)
Film History and Historiography
Media Literacy
Social Media
Classic and Contemporary Television
Film & Video Production
Media History, Aesthetics & Theory
Documentary Film
Film Music
Popular Culture

Selected Publications


Monster of London City: Edgar Wallace, New German Cinema, and the Krimi Phenomenon. Lexington Books. Contracted.

Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinema: The Spanish Horror Film. Rowman & Littlefield, June 2015. Also available & reviewed here.


“Hallo, hier spricht Jess Franco: How Franco Recoded the Krimi.” The Films of Jess Franco. Wayne State University Press, Spring 2018.

"Mondo Mundo: Sound Design and Innovation in Mexico's El Mundo de los Vampiros." Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film. McFarland, forthcoming.

"Identity Crisis: Imperialist Vampires in Japan?" Draculas, Vampires, and Other Undead Forms: Essays on Gender, Race and Culture. Eds: Kay Picart and John Edgar Browning. Scarecrow Press, 2009. 

Current Research

My next book project proposes to classify, identify and examine the highly stylized and significant German Krimis (abbreviation for the German term Kriminalfilm or criminal film). International research commences in 2018.

Links of Interest

My Incoming Faculty Interview with The Fiat Lux

My Website provides more information on my research, teaching portfolio, interviews and talks, my podcast, screenwriting workshops, consulting, and film curating events.