Springe direkt zu Inhalt

Former fellows

Olivier Aubert

Research engineer at Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique at the graduate school for engineering sciences at the University of Nantes. Auberts research area lies in the Digital Humanities, among them are knowledge engineering and audio-visual annotation.

Jennifer Barker

Associate professor of communication at Georgia State University, USA. and director of the Graduate Studies for the Moving Image Studies’ doctoral program as well as the Film, Video, and Digital Image masters program.

Thomas Bartscherer

Peter Sourian Senior Lecturer in the Humanities at Bard College, New York. Expert on political theory, classical philosophy, and digital humanities.

Tatjana Brandrup

Lecturer at several film academies as well as scriptwriter, filmmaker, and Artist-in-Residence at Cinepoetics.

Warren Buckland

Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University. His career as a film scholar began after he was awarded a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Film Studies in 1994. He spent time teaching at the University of Amsterdam, Liverpool John Moores University, and Chapman University/California.

Robert Burgoyne

Professor of Film Studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His work centers on historiography and film, with a special emphasis on American cinema, history and national identity, and the counter narratives of nation that have emerged in many films.

Lynne Cameron

Senior Fellow and Artist-in-residence for the first two years of the Cinepoetics project. As an applied linguist, she has worked for many years on metaphor in spoken discourse, most recently applying this to empathy and post-conflict reconciliation.

Erica Carter

Professor of German at King’s College, London. She is also the co-founder of the German Screen Studies Network.

Özgür Çiçek

Film scholar and expert on transnational Kurdish cinema.

Alan Cienki

Professor of Language Use and Cognition at the Vrije Universiteit/VU in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he has worked since 2006. There he established the Amsterdam Gesture Center.

Wout Cornelissen

Wout Cornelissen currently holds a teaching appointment in the Department of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and works on a critical edition of Arendt’s "The Life of the Mind".

Michael Cowan

Head of the Film Studies Department at St Andrews University and renowned expert on early German film theory.

Richard Dyer

Professor emeritus at King's College London. His research interests focus on the social function of stardom, representation of homosexuality, gender, and race.

Thomas Elsaesser

Professor emeritus at Universiteit van Amsterdam and one of the most important researchers in the international field of film studies.

Kathrin Fahlenbrach

Professor for Film and Media Studies at the University of Hamburg where she is currently director of the Institute for Media and Communication Studies.

Gesa Frömming

Literature scholar with a focus on late 18th- and early 19th-Century German literature and aesthetics, contemporary German literature, aesthetics and politics, and aesthetics of music.

Raymond W. Gibbs

Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research interests focus on embodied cognition, pragmatics and figurative language.

Christine Gledhill

Professor emeritus in film studies and Visiting Professor at the University of Sunderland. She is one of the most prominent experts on the theory of film genres in general and on the theory of melodrama in particular. Her wide-ranging research interests also include feminist film theory and British cinema, especially of the 1920s.

Deniz Göktürk

Associate Professor in the German Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and one of the leading German-language researchers concerned with the complex of cinema and migration.

Barbara Hahn

Max Kade Foundation Chair in German Studies of the Department of Germanic and Russian Languages and Literatures at Vanderbilt University, Nashville. Also, she is a distinguished expert on the work of Hannah Arendt and Rahel Levin Varnhagen.

Julian Hanich

Associate professor for film studies at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands. His research focuses on film and emotion, the cinema as a site of collective experience, film-phenomenology, genre and reception theory

Anke Hennig

Lecturer at The Berlin University of Art and at Central Saint Martins College of the University of the Arts London. From January to December 2017 she is a fellow at Cinepoetics. Often working interdisciplinary and collaboratively, her focus of research lies on contemporary literature and visual culture.

Thomas Hensel

Professor of art- and design theory at the University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim, Faculty for Design and co-director of the Institute for Human Engineering and Empathic Design (HEED). His research activities concentrate on Media- and Science/Knowledge history of aesthetics, design theory and game studies (especially imagery of computer games).

Daniel Illger

Film scholar and freelance writer. His research foci include the aesthetics and poetics of certain film genres, classical genre theory as well as the historicity of film.

Ingo Kieslich

Ingo Kieslich earned his PhD at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with a dissertation about Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt. Further points of focus in his research work are storytelling, narration and space, as well as the relation of narration and the political. During his stay at the Freien Universität Berlin Kieslich is working on a research project titled “Hannah Arendt: Narrative in Context of Philosophical and Political Thinking”.

Naum Kleiman

As film historian, author, lecturer and curator, he is one of the most important advocates of film culture in contemporary Russia.

Christine Lötscher

Research assistant at the Institute for Popular Culture Studies at the University of Zurich. Her research focuses on theory of nonsense, popular genres in literature and film, such as speculative fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and on media theory and media history.

Oliver Lubrich

Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Bern, Switzerland. His research revolves around experimental rhetorics, Alexander von Humboldt, Jewish studies and anti-Semitism, travel and contemporary literature, as well as the history and theory of theatre.

James McFarland

Assistant Professor of German, Cinema and Media Arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. His expertise in the field of genre theory and historiography will contribute vastly to the Center’s research focus during the academic year 2016/17.

Irene Mittelberg

Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Semiotics at the Human Technology Centre (HumTec) at RWTH Aachen University in Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany, where she directs the Natural Media Lab and interdisciplinary research on gesture.

Rachel Moore

Lecturer in International Media for the Media and Communications Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Her research covers early film history and theory; the historical and contemporary avant garde film aesthetics.

Cornelia Müller

Professor for Language Use and Multimodal Communication at Viadrina European University in Frankfurt/Oder. From October 2015 to September 2016 she will organize the program for the first annual theme “Metaphor – cognition and cinematic thinking”.

Isabel Mundry

Highly distinguished German composer and professor for composition in Frankfurt, Zürich, Munich.

Karla Oehler

Professor for film and media studies at the University of Stanford. Among her fields of study are visual culture as well as the theory and practice of Sergei Eisenstein.

Winfried Pauleit

Professor of Film Studies at Bremen University as well as the head of the lab “Film, Media Art and Popular Culture” at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research.

Christian Pischel

Until recently, he was Research Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. His research foci include film theory and history as well as the aesthetic of politics and the works of Hannah Arendt.

Patricia Pisters

Professor of Media Studies (with specialization in Film Studies) at the University of Amsterdam. Her research interests include: Film-Philosophy, Neuro-filmology, contemporary transnational screen culture and media ecologies.

Ayşe Polat

Internationally acclaimed film director, screenplay writer and film producer. From 1991 to 1993, she studied German, philosophy and cultural studies in Berlin and Bremen. Her films earned several awards and deal with key aspects that are of interest for the analysis of the poiesis of viewing films.

D. N. Rodowick

Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and one of the internationally leading film philosophers and a central figure in the reception of the work of Gilles Deleuze. He is also an experimental filmmaker, video artist, and curator.

Heide Schlüpmann

Professor emerita for film studies, curator, and expert for early cinema from a sociological, philosophical, and political perspective

Erhard Schüttpelz

Professor for Media Theory at the University of Siegen. His research focuses on the history of literature and media, the linguistics and media theory of rhetoric as well as the history of science concerning media theory and ethnology.

Anna Steininger

Video artist and graduate “visual artist”. As artist-in-residence at Cinepoetics, Anna Steininger will work on her art project, “Bild-Zeiten”.

Eve Sweetser

Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is also the coordinator of the Berkeley Gesture and Multimodality Group, and of the Berkeley Matrix Metaphor Group.

Yuri Tsivian

William Colvin Emeritus Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Chicago and expert in the fields of silent cinema, history of film editing, and digital humanities.

Martin Vöhler

Professor of Greek philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research Interests include poetics, rhetorics and the reception of ancient literature in the modern age. During his residence at Cinepoetics he will work on the project titled Enthusiasm and Politics in ancient Poetics, which is concerned with the document About the Sublime.

Jan Völker

Philosopher and researcher at the Institute for Art History, Art Theory and Aesthetics at the Berlin University of the Arts. He studied comparative literature, philosophy and cultural studies in Leipzig, Berlin and Paris. He earned his PhD with a dissertation on Kant’s Critique of Judgment.

Catherine Wheatley

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the King’s College, London. She completed her dissertation thesis on the films of Michael Haneke, spectatorship and ethics. Wheatley‘s research interests are Film and Philosophy, European cinema and Critical theory, especially theories of spectatorship.

Serjoscha Wiemer

Media scholar and assistant professor for digital media and mobile media at Department of Media Studies at the Paderborn University. In his works, he combines approaches of media theory, aesthetics and epistemology, to research historical and contemporary viewing conditions, (image-)action and meaning making.

Thomas Wild

Associate Professor of German at Bard College, New York, concentrating his research on the connection of poetry, philosophy, and poetics.