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’.