Lexikon der Filmbegriffe

Lexikon der Filmbegriffe

University of Kiel Designed as an aid for everyday use by film scholars, cineastes, and those curious about films, the Lexicon of Film Terms offers definitions for over 7,000 terms broken down by field. Each entry provides a reliable overview of an object or term and provides additional explanations, references, and historical features regarding the […]

Teaching “German” Film in the 21st Century: Critical Media Literacy

September 17, 2020 Most programs in German Studies or German Language offer some form of “German” survey film courses, often taught in English and with high enrollments. These courses often reinforce a limited understanding of what “counts” as German film production and ignore the transnational realities of filmmakers, film production, and film theory. Occasionally theory […]

EuropeNow Syllabus Database

A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary collection of syllabi on European topics hosted by EuropeNow, an online journal published by the Council of European Studies (CES). Link: EuropeNow Syllabus Database Image source: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3927017

DEFA Film Library

DEFA Film Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst The DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, founded by Professor Barton Byg in 1993, is the only archive and research center outside of Germany devoted to a broad spectrum of filmmaking from and related to the former GDR. It houses an extensive collection of 35- and 16mm prints, […]

The Deutsche Kinemathek Digital Collection

Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin Digital collection on German movie and television history, including posters, photo galleries, documents, full-lenght films and interviews. The Deutsche Kinemathek Digital Collection website

The Big Pond – Goethe Institut

In collaboration with radio producers and broadcasters from the US and Germany, the Goethe-Institut Washington produced 52 episodes for the podcast The Big Pond. Topics include music, sports, history, religion, language, and society convey a multifaceted image of life in Germany and in the US. 

The Weimar Years

Several short podcasts on a variety of themes from the violence of the 1918 Revolution, to film, sexuality, art, and music. Featuring Jochen Hung, Camilla Smith, Katie Sutton, Clarisse Loughrey, Ute Lemper. The Weimar Years 5 episodes – 18 minutes each, podcast, BBC “The Essay,” November 2019 Listen to the podcast here