Brigitte Weingart teaches Literary and Media Studies at Bonn University and lives in Berlin.
Her research and teaching areas focus on the intersections of literature, popular culture, and media history (especially film). She is currently working on a book on fascination. Former books include a study on Infectious Words. Representations of AIDS (Ansteckende Wörter. Repräsentionen von AIDS, Suhrkamp Verlag 2002) and co-edited volumes on »original copies«, the relationships between the visible and the speakable, and the communication of rumours.