116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

German-Language Film and Media

Session Chair: 
Heidi Schlipphacke, University of Illinois, Chicago
Session 4: Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Miller Hall 105


  1. Imke Meyer, "University of Illinois, Chicago"
    While Barbara Albert's 2003 feature "Boese Zellen" garnered considerable praise, her 2006 film "Fallen" fell flat with critics. This paper argues that the reasons for the tepid reception of "Fallen" are to be found both in its narrative structure and in its representation of the female protagonists.
  2. Andrea Gogrof, Western Washington University
    Conceiving of Happy End as a conflagration of possible sequels to quite a few of his previous films, this paper proposes a critical look at Haneke’s multi-layered use of the erection of walls and crumbling of foundations in a concrete, theoretical and symbolic sense. 
  3. Olivia Albiero, San Francisco State University
    This paper explores how illustrators and journalists partake in German-language projects of comics journalism and how their works give voice to stories of escape, displacement, and new beginnings. By focusing on two recent projects, Olivier Kugler’s Dem Krieg entronnen: Begegnungen mit Syrern auf der Flucht and the collaborative reportages of Alphabet des Ankommens, I reflect on the ways in which these works of comics journalism use different forms and strategies to portray personal and collective experiences.
Session Cancelled: