Documenting Socialism Workshop: East German Documentary Cinema (St Andrews 30/5-1/6)

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming GSSN workshop, generously supported by the the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the Promoting German Studies Project, “German Screen Studies Network (GSSN): Media, Cultures, Histories” (Dora Osborne / Paul Flaig). Please note that all papers will be live-streamed via MS Teams. All timings are UK (GMT time). The workshop is open to all who wish to attend in person or … Read more

BFI/GSSN event: “The ABCs of Asta” @ BFI Southbank 3/2/22

Find out more about Asta Nielsen in this evening devoted to the indelible Danish star of silent cinema, which will take place on 3rd February 2022 at the BFI Southbank in London. First, season curator Pamela Hutchinson will present an illustrated lecture on Nielsen’s life and incredible career. She will then be joined by a panel of experts, Erica Carter, Professor of German and Film at King’s College London, So … Read more

Fokus – Films from Germany

Goethe Institut Glasgow presents the 7th edition of its annual Fokus Film Festival. Between 11th and 31st January cinemas around Scotland will be showing a selection of recent films from Germany. GSSN is delighted to present Michael Venus’s Schlaf (Sleep, 2020) on 18th January at 18.30 at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews. The screening is free and you can book tickets here.

Film Screening Ingemo Engström and Gerhard Theuring: Escape Route to Marseille

  We are delighted to announce the screening of Escape Route to Marseille (Ingemo Engström and Gerhard Theuring, 1977) in association with GSSN. The adaptation of Anna Segher’s exile novel Transit will be shown at 14.00 on 4th December at Goethe-Institut London and accompanied by discussion with Professor Laura Mulvey, Dr Michael Temple and Dr Helen Hughes. A screening of the film has been planned for some time, but had to be postponed due … Read more

New GSSN Funding

We are delighted to announce that the German Screen Studies Network has secured a third round of funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of its Promoting German Studies competition. The funding allows us to grow the network in exciting new ways following our move to St Andrews and includes a programme of activities running over the next three years under the heading ‘Media, Cultures, Histories’.

GSSN is Moving

The German Screen Studies Network (GSSN) will be moving its base to Scotland, where colleagues from the Universities of St Andrews and Aberdeen will continue to coordinate and promote both online and in-person events, including screenings, interviews, workshops and much else. Watch this space for further announcements about our autumn programme and write to Dr. Dora Osborne (do38@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Dr. Paul Flaig (pf49@st-andrews.ac.uk) with any GSSN-related questions.  

Tangled Pasts: Negotiating Politics of the Past and Present in Postwar German Film

Speakers Elizabeth Ward (Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London) Bill Niven (Professor Emeritus in Contemporary German History, Nottingham Trent University) Chair: David Clarke (Professor of Modern German Studies, Cardiff University) Institute: Institute of Modern Languages Research Focusing on the West and East respectively, Bill Niven and Elizabeth Ward discuss two different attempts to contain socially or politically contentious subjects within political frameworks in the Federal Republic and German Democratic Republic. Throughout its existence, … Read more

Panel Recordings: Hussein Shariffe (1934 – 2005): Exile and homecoming between London, Cairo and Khartoum

Posted by Ecarter on Dec. 19, 2020 | 0 Comments On December 18–19 2020, three online panel discussions staged at the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) explored the global connections linking Sudanese filmmaker and artist Hussein Shariffe’s film oeuvre to transnational modernisms, and to more proximate British histories of migration, exile, colonial violence, and exilic homecoming. These are the recordings of the events that included Shariffe’s daughter Eiman Hussein, Erica Carter, Liz … Read more

Mini-Season – Hussein Shariffe (1934 – 2005): Exile and homecoming between London, Cairo and Khartoum

Panels: December 18–19, 2020 Online screenings throughout December 2020 Register here Find the recordings of the online panels here In 1959, the Slade School of Fine Art staged its annual group photograph of the class of ’59. Amidst the group sits a young Sudanese student, Hussein Mamoun Shariffe.  Shariffe was by the late 1950s attracting acclaim for his art, winning the John Moores Prize for Young Artists, and staging his first solo … Read more

Screening and Q and A: Black Women Confronting the Transnational Far-Right – Mo Asumang’s DIE ARIER / THE ARYANS (2015)

Film screening and Q&A with celebrated Afro-German film-maker and journalist Mo Asumang, in conversation with Prof. Erica Carter, Professor of German and Film at King’s College London. With an introduction by Dr Lizzie Stewart, Lecturer in Modern Languages, Culture and Society at Kings College London. Q&A: live online 3rd December 2020 @ 7:15pm. The film will be available to view for 24 hours online from 2nd December 7pm – 3rd … Read more