Fellows in the research focus: Poetics and Politics

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.

Thomas Elsaesser

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anna Steininger

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