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Arts & Humanities

Elisa Cuter, Guido Kirsten and Hanna Prenzel on “Precarity in European Film”

In our latest book talk we explore questions of precarity in European cinema. What exactly does precarity mean? Is class still a relevant issue today? And can we identify common themes in films selected from across Europe? To find out, we sat down with the three editors of “Precarity in European Film.”

Arts & Humanities

What Can We Learn From Slapstick Comedy?

Despite its “simple” appearance, there is more to slapstick than meets the eye. Besides a whole lot of mishaps and mischief, slapstick movies and figures such as Charlie Chaplin’s famous Tramp provide us with unique perspectives on social issues and power hierarchies.

Arts & Humanities

‘Forced Diversity’ In Movies Is Not a Thing – But Here’s Why Some People Are So Scared of It

When people of color enter spaces historically perceived as ‘white’ in popular representations of history and speculative fiction, familiar outcries of ‘blackwashing’ or ‘forced diversity’ are sure to follow. What is it exactly that white people fear losing?

Arts & Humanities

Warum lachen wir über Screwball-Komödien? Sarah Greifenstein im Interview

Screwball-Komödien bestechen durch eine turbulente Handlung und rasanten Wortwitz. Doch auch subtilere Filmtechniken sind bei der Entstehung von Komik nicht zu unterschätzen, sagt Sarah Greifenstein.

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