Presentation on Aurality in Picturebooks

Tobias Kurwinkel and I were invited for a talk at the Oldenburg symposium „farb klang reim rhythmus“ (Colour, sound, rhyme, rhythm). In our presentation „Überlegungen zur Auralität im Bilderbuch“ we sketched a way of applying our concept of aurality, originally developed for the analysis of the entanglement of sound and image in children’s film, to the analysis of picturebooks. The symposium, organized by the Forschungsstelle Kinder- und Jugendliteratur (OlFoKi, Research Center for Children’s Literature) of the University of Oldenburg, took place from november 12 to 14, and it assembled many brilliant and talented picturebook scholars as well as musicians, for instance the composer Henrik Albrecht, the conductor-researcher Reinhard Gagel, and the reseacher-publisher Christian A. Bachmann  Thanks to the organizers, Mareile Oetken and Lars Oberhaus, for the kind invitation!

Call for Papers „Angst und Selbstermächtigung im Kinderfilm“

Für die Tagung „Angst und Selbstermächtigung im Kinderfilm“ haben meine Kollegen Benjamin Moldenhauer, Tobias Kurwinkel und ich einen Call for Papers veröffentlicht. Die Tagung findet vom 26. bis 28. Juni 2015 am Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst statt. Bis zum 31. März können Interessenten Vortragsvorschläge einreichen. Mehr Informationen gibt es hier.

My colleagues Benjamin Moldenhauer, Tobias Kurwinkel, and I have issued a call for papers for the German-language conference „Angst und Selbstermächtigung im Kinderfilm,“ which will take place from 26 to 28 June, 2015 at the Center for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst. Abstracts can be sent to us until 31 March, 2015. More information here.

Keynote at KIDS REGIO Forum 2014

Tobias Kurwinkel and I presented our research on sound and aurality in children’s film at the KIDS regio FORUM 2014 in Erfurt – a two-day conference which assembled children’s film researchers, producers and institutionalists. The artist Christoph J. Kellner produced a wonderful Graphic Recording of the conference which neatly summarizes all the interesting stuff going on there.