Philipp Dr. Schmerheim

Before becoming a lecturer at the University of Bremen and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, he worked on various teaching and research projects focusing on the intermediality of children’s literature. His current research focuses on children’s media, in particular the analysis and history of children’s films and the emerging practices of transmedial storytelling for young audiences. Aside his academic research, he worked as a media analyst for documentary film and media companies.

What does your institution do?
The German Literature Department of the University of Bremen focuses strongly on children’s literature, media research and education. KinderundJugendmedien.de is affiliated with the University. Our team investigates and monitors developments in the field of interdisciplinary children’s media research.

What do you do in this institution?
I’m responsible for teaching and research on children’s literature and media, as part of the curriculum of future elementary school teachers. At KinderundJugendmedien.de, I’m the deputy editor-in-chief and in charge of film reviews and the encyclopaedia. I’ve published Kinder- und Jugendfilmanalyse, an introduction on children’s film analysis.

How do you see the future of live action feature films for children?
More scholars start to take children’s films seriously with methods being developed for better analyzing and understanding the role of feature films for young audiences.

Participated in:

  • KIDS Regio Forum 2014