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Tobias Dietrich

Tobias Dietrich

Institute for Art History - Film Studies - Art Education 

Film studies and media aesthetics

GW2 B1650

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Since 2015 Ph.D. Student with lectureship at the Institute of Art History - Film Studies - Art Education at the University of Bremen, scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation (see research projects); freelance film curator; Jury Member of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Glasgow.

2017-18 research stay at the Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada.

2009-15 studies in art and public health (B.A.) and arts and cultural education (M.A.) with focus on film studies in Bremen and Paris; during the research project "homo debilis" and other editorial activities online and for the publications on the Bremen film symposia, u.a. That's a coincidence.



Research focus

| Film aesthetics and health
| Medical Humanities
| Film and aesthetical education
| Experimental cinema



since 2015: "Die ästhetische Dimension der Mental Illness. Audiovisual construction of mental disorder through contemporary author films "(PhD project)

2011-13: "Living Archive. Archive work as contemporary artistic and curatorial practice ", Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art e.V., Berlin, in cooperation with the British Film Institute, London (student assistant)

2010-12: "homo debilis. Dis / ability in the Vormoderne ", Department of History, University of Bremen (student assistant)


Filme für den Eimer. Das Experimentalkino von Klaus Telscher. Stuttgart: ibidem 2017.

Depression as Aesthetic Answer to the Socioeconomic Crisis in Two Days, One Night, in: Corbalán, Ana; Kaklamanidou, Betty (Hg.): Contemporary European Cinema. Crisis Narratives and Narratives in Crisis. London, New York: Routledge 2019, S. 106–118.

Die Experimentalfilme von Klaus Telscher im Kontext der deutschen Filmgeschichte, in: ffk-journal 29:2 (2017), S. 127–143.

Commented Bibliography to Riddles of the Sphinx / Annotated Bibliography on Riddles of the Sphinx, in: Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.; British Film Institute (Hg.): Laura Mulvey/ Peter Wollen. Riddles of the Sphinx + Amy! [kritisch-historische DVD-Dedition, Text im Booklet auf Deutsch und Englisch], Berlin, London: Filmgalerie 451, 2013.

Social Justice, Blood Donation, and Gay Rights, in: Sark, Katrina (Hg.): Anthology of Social Justice and Intersectional Feminisms, 1. (2018), S. 25–27.



24.01.2020: „Experience as Aesthetic Change: Mental Illness as Self-corrective Truth in Christopher Nolan’s Memento“, 3rd Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research, „Experience, Medicine and Marginalisation“, University of Sheffield.

25.-27.10.2019: „Von der Primavista zur Kontemplation. Patient*-Ärzt*innen-Beziehungen in Filmen zum Thema Krebs“, SmP-Workshop der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes „Körper. Krankheit. Kunst. Künstlerische und geisteswissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf zwei zentrale Themen der Medizin.“ Medizinische Fakultät der WWU Münster.

29.07.2019: „Madness and Posthumanism“, Summer School „Posthuman Intimacies. Cross-Species Entanglements in European Cinema“, University of Toronto.

26.10.2018: „Considering the Clinical Discourse as an Aesthetic One Through the Light of Film”, Cultural Crossings of Care. An Appeal to the Medical Humanities, University of Oslo.

29.06.2018: "Taking the 'Scenic' Route. Values of Authorial Wrong Tracks in Discontinuous Fictional Illness Narratives", GCSC-Workshop "Rhetorics of Health and Illness. (Dis-)Continuous Minds, Bodies, and Narratives", Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.

28.11.2017: „The Aesthetic Dimension of Mental Illness. Werner Herzog’s My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done”, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada.

2.10.2017: „Caligari – Dr. Unrath – M. Types of Madness in Weimar Cinema“, im Rahmen des Seminars guest lecture to „A Short History of German Film“, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada.


| GfM - Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft
| NECS - Network for European Cinema and Media Studies
| NNMHR - Northern Network for Medical Humanities
| Research Lab „Film, Media Art and Popular Culture“ (Prof. Dr. W. Pauleit)
| Kommunalkino Bremen e.V.