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Fellows in the research focus: Genre and Affect

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.

Thomas Elsaesser

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

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

Anna Steininger

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