Research Interests / Ongoing Projects

The main focus of my research for the past few years has been the representation of memory in narrative cinema. Since publishing a monograph on this topic in 2010, I have moved into adaptation and transmedial studies, combining my interests in both film and literary studies with what I see as the need to defend critical theory’s reputation in the face of current anti-theoretical tendencies from both ends of the ideological spectrum. Therefore I am lately also exploring affect theory, the new materialism (so-called), post-secular cinema, and the fate of the image in a post-cinematic moment as it intersects with – or determines – contemporary notions of subjectivity.

Research / Areas of Expertise:

  • Film Theory
  • Memory Studies
  • Adaptation (film and literature)
  • Transmediality
  • Affect Theory
  • W.G. Sebald