From 2009 to 2013, he directed several teaching and research projects on the intermediality of Children’s Literature at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf. In 2011, he finished his PhD. He is now in charge of Children’s Literature and Media at the Department of German Literature of the University of Bremen. As an adjunct lecturer, he taught at the Universities of Duisburg‐Essen, Düsseldorf, Göttingen, and Cologne. He is the editor of the Children‘s Literature and Media section for IASLonline.
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 within 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 research on children’s literature and media, as part of the curriculum of future elementary school teachers. I’ve also published “Kinder- und Jugendfilmanalyse”, an introduction on children’s film analysis. At KinderundJugendmedien.de I’m the editor-in-chief and in charge of children’s book reviews and the encyclopaedia.
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 to analyse and understand the role of feature films for a younger audience.