GSSN Virtual Cinema

Online

Virtual Cinema In times of Covid-19, we miss the cinema as physical space. But the cinema as shared social resource is open online. We've put together a list of some of our favourite sites for you to stay in touch with as we ride out this crisis. Please donate generously to independent venues and online sites so we can keep live cinema alive. And follow us on social media as ... Read more

POSTPONED: Jew Süss and Jud Süss: Sunday Screening and Panel Discussion

Birkbeck, University of London, Room B34, Torrington Square main entrance, London, WC1E 7HX

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED We hope to be able to reschedule in due course The GSSN is pleased to announce this forthcoming event, organised by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and The Wiener Holocaust Library, in association with the Insiders/Outsiders Festival and the GSSN. This event brings together two rarely screened films for an afternoon of viewings ... Read more

Cancelled: Letters, lives and archives: an epistolary approach to women’s film history

Parliament Hall, University of St Andrews

Please note that the BAFTSS 2020 Conference is now cancelled Panel: Letters, lives and archives: an epistolary approach to women’s film history Letters and personal correspondence held in public and private collections offer a rich primary resource for film scholars, especially for research on figures who have been sidelined or marginalised in traditional historiography. Showcasing new work on three such individuals - Jill Craigie, Lotte Eisner, Lotte Reiniger - this panel ... Read more

Cancelled: Circulating cinema: distributed mobilities in the Anglo-German archive

Parliament Hall, University of St Andrews

Please note that the BAFTSS 2020 Conference is now cancelled As part of this year's BAFTSS Conference, our panel contributes perspectives from Circulating Cinema (CIRCE), to debates on the retrieval and remediation of transnational media histories. CIRCE members have explored archival holdings whose transnational movements are arrested by their ‘stranding’ in national archives, but that may be reanimated by their reframing within historical cartographies mapping transnational epistolary, migratory, (co)-production and distribution ... Read more

Cancelled: Installation Spaces and Virtual Screen Cultures

Byre Studio, University of St Andrews

Please note that the BAFTSS 2020 Conference is now cancelled. The encounter between machine intelligence and human desire in Brenda Lien’s Call of… mixed-footage video installations (2016-18) Dr Annie Ring presents this paper as part of the panel entitled Installation Spaces and Virtual Screen Cultures. The development of artificial intelligence has enabled unprecedented growth in surveillance in the past 30 years. Data are gathered in vast quantities by smart technologies that reside ... Read more

Coffee with Kafka: Film Discussion of Haneke’s The Castle

Online

Coffee with Kafka: Film Discussion of Haneke's The Castle As part of the 'Sense of German' Culture Week run by the Department of German at the University of Aberdeen, you are warmly invited to take part in a 'Kaffee mit Kafka' (Coffee with Kafka) discussion event on Michael Haneke's film adaptation of Kafka's Das Schloss (The Castle). Watch Haneke's film adaptation of Franz Kafka's enigmatic novel Das Schloss (The Castle) here (German audio only). If you're a beginner of ... Read more

Reading Group: Anna Seghers – Transit

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The GSSN is launching a new online autumn season with an event staged in association with the Goethe-Institut London and Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image (BIMI). This reading group discussion of the novel Transit by Anna Seghers was originally scheduled as a prelude to a screening of Escape to Marseille by Ingemo Engström and Gerhard Theuring during the Essay Film Festival in April 2020. Following the spring 2020 COVID-19 lockdown the screening was ... Read more

Panel: National Cinema in the Netflix Era

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Find a recording of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKj6KEgDTyI RSVP and View on Facebook Live Staged as part of the San Francisco BERLIN AND BEYOND free virtual film festival, this special panel marks the release of The German Cinema Book (2nd Edition), published by the British Film Institute in April 2020. The panel will feature brief statements by three of the book’s editors, highlighting transnational connections, acts of diversity, counter-cinema and feminist interventions, ... Read more

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

GSSN is Moving

Scotland

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.