Article „Zwischen Skeptizismus und Fantastik“

CoverFantastikIn 2012, I was a guest at the conference „Übergänge und Entgrenzungen in der Fantastik“, hosted by the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (Association for Research in the Fantastic). In the meantime, the conference proceedings have been published (Übergänge und Entgrenzungen in der Fantastik. Proceedings der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung 2012. Edited by Ingrid Tomkowiak, Christine Lötscher, Petra Schrackmann und Aleta-Amirée von Holzen. LIT Verlag). Among the many fine articles you can also find my own contribution „Zwischen Skeptizismus und Fantastik. Übergänge und Entgrenzungen im zeitgenössischen Kino“, in which I analyse the way in which contemporary cinema explores the boundaries between fantastic worlds and worlds which can be more accurately described as non-real or fake environments of which their inhabitants are aware to a rather less than higher degree. Such films trigger different narrative trajectories as compared to standard fantastic films.

Keynote at KIDS REGIO Forum 2014

kids regio erfurt graphic recordingTobias 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. Look out for the sketch of Balu the Bear – it belongs to the summary of our talk!

About this website


Welcome to my website, which showcases my research and teaching activities on storytelling across media for children and young adults with a particular emphasis on literature, film, comics, and theatre. I also have a strong research focus on film theory and film philosophy. The home bases for my scholarly activities are the German literature departments at the universities of Bremen and Hamburg, where I work as a lecturer and assistant professor.