Friday, 22 January 2010

5.30 pmWelcome MARKUS MERZ, Principal of the Merz Akademie
5.45 pmCHRISTOPH DREHER: »Revolution of Audiovisual Media: Narrative TV Series as Art« (german)
6.30 pmFilm Program »OZ«
7.30 pmTOM FONTANA on his Work as the Creator of Innovative TV series (english)
with following discussion
8.30 pmJoint Dinner

Saturday, 23 January 2010

10.00 amDAVID LAVERY: »The Imagination will be Televised: Showrunning and the Reanimation of Authorship in 21st Century American Television« (english)
with following discussion
11.30 amTHOMAS MORSCH: »Representation, Allegory, Ecstasy – Political Fantasies in Current Television Series« (german)
with following discussion
1.00 pmLunch Break
2.00 pmFilm Program »Deadwood«, »The Wire«
4.15 pmTED MANN: »Writing and Creating ›Deadwood‹ and Other Innovative TV Series« (english)
with following discussion
5.15 pmKAREN L. THORSON: »Producing ›The Wire‹« (english)
with following discussion

Sunday, 24 January 2010

10.30 amBERT REBHANDL: »Where is Maris? Repetition and Endless Deferral in the Sitcom ›Frasier‹« (german)
with following discussion
12.00 noonDIEDRICH DIEDERICHSEN: »Reading and Re-Reading. Browsing Films.« (german)
with following discussion
1.15 pmLunch Break
2.15 pmKIM AKASS and JANET MC CABE: »What has HBO ever done for Women?« (english)
with following discussion
3.15 pmEnd of the Event


HELMUT DRAXLER (professor of aesthetic theory at the Merz Academy)
CHRISTOPH DREHER (professor of film and video at the Merz Academy)