Keynote Lecture

"Repetition, Renewal, and the Serial Unfolding of Narratives on Screen." Keynote lecture. "Literature and Media: Productive Intersections" Conference, University of Lodz (Poland), 24–26 October 2019.

Guest Lectures

"Streaming Christmas: Netflix’s Holiday Programming," Justus Liebig University Giessen, 12 December 2022.

"Hollywood Memories: Cinematic Remaking and the Construction of Global Movie Generations," Audience Projects Seminar Series, Oxford Brookes (UK) and Örebro University (Sweden), 6 December 2022.

"Endlessly Repetitive Futures: Climate Change, Reproduction Logics, and Linear Time in Blade Runner 2049," Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, 1 December 2022.

"The Scholarly Video Essay," Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, 18 January 2022.

"Video Essays in the EFL Classroom," University of Hamburg, 16 July 2021.

"German Westerns: The Politics of Memory, Nation-Building, and Indigenous Self-Representation," American Studies Research Seminar, University of East Anglia (UK), 3 March 2021.

with Shane Denson (Stanford University), "Videographic Workshop Series," Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (Norway), 26–27 March 2019 (Workshop 1: "Theory, Pedagogy & Public Engagement" and Workshop 2: "Practicalities and Planning").

"Second-Order Seriality: Remakes – Sequels – Prequels," University of Hamburg, 24 January 2019.

with Shane Denson (Stanford University), "Videographic Criticism as Digital Research Practice: The Video Essay in Conversation," John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, 20 December 2018.

"The Film Remake from Early Cinema to the Sound Era," Nanjing University (China), 15 November 2018.

"The Rise of the Hollywood Franchise," Nanjing University (China), 13 November 2018.

"Columbus & Columbia: Mythmaking, Nationhood, and Cultural Politics from the American Revolution to the Civil War," University of Tübingen, 26 January 2018.

"The Rise of the Hollywood Franchise: Industrial Logic, Intertextuality, and Cultural (Re)Production," John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, 22 November 2017.

"‘The ending is over’: Textual Death and Afterlife of American Serial Television," The Ohio State University (USA), 31 August 2017.

"‘Once Is Never Enough’: On the Serial Logic and Cultural Work of Hollywood Remaking," Guest Lecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), 19 January 2017.

"The Hollywood Treatment: Cross-Cultural Remakes and the Case of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games," Guest Lecture, TU Chemnitz, 6 June 2016.

"Jawsmania and Sequelitis: Hollywood Sequel Redux," Guest Lecture, Columbia University, New York (USA), 13 October 2015.

"Sound Memories: ‘Talker Remakes,’ Paratexts, and Cinematic (Self-)Historicization," Guest Lecture, University of Kent, Canterbury (UK), 1 April 2015.

"‘Just when you thought it was safe …’: The Jaws Sequels," Guest Lecture, University of Kent, Canterbury (UK), 1 April 2015.

"‘The past is never really past’": Serial Storytelling from Psycho to Bates Motel," Guest Lecture, Monash University, Melbourne (Australia), 5 November 2014.

"Vision, Discovery, Conquest: Immigrants as Modern-Day Columbuses," Guest Lecture, University of Siegen, 22 November 2011.

"‘Pomp, Pageantry and Patriotism’: The U.S. Columbian Celebration 1892/1893 and Ethnic Transformations of Christopher Columbus," Guest Lecture, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, 31 May 2011.

"From National Icon to Immigrant Hero: Constructing Columbus in the Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century United States," University of Regensburg, 14 January 2010.

Invited Lectures and Presentations

with Julia Leyda (NTNU Trondheim): "There is a storm Coming!" Workshop "Three Works in Progress by Academic Filmmakers," Aarhus University (Denmark), 2 June 2022.

"Continuity and Containment," Zoom Symposium “To Be Continued: Defining, Producing, Performing, Consuming, and Theorizing Serials and Adaptations,” University of Delaware, 23-24 September 2021.

Public Discussion “Videographic Research in Academia and the Arts,“ Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, 17 September 2021.

"The Video Essay: Doing and Presenting Research in the Digital Age," Zoominar "Videographic Criticism: Documentary Ethics, Reproductive Sequels, and Televisual Excess," US San Diego (USA), 18 May 2021.

"Academic Writing, Audiovisual Rhetoric, and the Scholarly Potential of the Video Essay," Conference "Videographic Criticism: Performative Knowledge Production and Aesthetic Practice," University of Braunschweig, 7–8 November 2019.

"Repetition as a Way of Thinking Audiovisually," Symposium "Repetition and Variation: Video Essays as Comparative Film and Television Methodologies," Birkbeck College, London (UK), 12 October 2019.

"American TV Series Revivals," Conference "Changing Channels in Global Media Industries," University of Wisconsin-Madison, 21 March 2017.

"Remakes, Sequels & Co.: Hollywood’s Love Affair with Serial Modes of Storytelling," Symposium "The New Seriality Studies," Columbia University, New York (USA), 23 September 2016.

"‘Match Them If You Can’: The Cultural Work of ‘Talker Remakes,’" Conference "Managing Mass Culture: Serialization, Standardization and Modernity, 1880-1940," Leibniz University Hannover, 23–25 April 2015.

"Hollywood Remaking and Media-Generational Change," Colloquium "To Be Continued: Serials, Series, and Sequential Viewing," East Anglia University, Norwich (UK), June 2014.

"Immigration, Nativism, Pluralism and the Case of Christopher Columbus," Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association (SSASA) 2012 Symposium "Resistance and Readiness: Immigration, Nativism and the Challenge of Ethnic and Religious Diversity in the U.S. and Europe Today," Salzburg Global Seminar (Austria), 27 September– 1 October 2012.

"‘Curse Columbus and his country’: New Readings of an Old Immigrant Theme," Workshop "New Perspectives on European Mass Migration to America," House of Emigrants in Växjö (Sweden), 26–27 October 2009.

Conference Papers and Other Talks

with Stefan Dierkes (Leibniz University Hannover), "Rethinking Time: Memory, Media, and Generation in the Age of Streaming Platforms," ECREA Conference "Rethink Impact," Aarhus University (Denmark), 19-22 October 2022.

with Stefan Dierkes and Alejandra Bulla (Leibniz University Hannover), "Hollywood Memories: Working with Digital (Research) Platforms," Workshop "Audience Research: Methods and Approaches," Leibniz University Hannover, 8 July 2022.

"Time Machines: Video Essays at the Intersection of Individual and Cultural Memory," Zoom Symposium "Interrogating the Modes of Videographic Criticism," Aarhus University (Denmark), 24-25 February 2022.

with Vitaly Belik, "Graphs, Stats, and Networks: Remake Studies in the Age of Digital Humanities," ECREA Conference "Research Methods in Film Studies: Challenges and Opportunities," University of Ghent (Belgium), 18–19 October 2019.

"Deep Focus: On the Process and Affordances of Videographic Scholarship," Symposium "Videographic Criticism: Aesthetics and Methods of the Video Essay," ACUD-Kino Berlin, 21 June 2019.

"Blade Runner 2049 and the Narrative Unfolding of the Film Sequel," (Panel: "Videographic Criticism and Serial Narrative") 2019 International Conference on Narrative, University of Navarra, Pamplona (Spain), 30 May–1 June 2019.

"Reboot, Requel, Legacyquel: Jurassic World and the Nostalgia Franchise," (Panel: "Film Reboots") SCMS Annual Conference, Seattle (USA), 13–17 March 2019.

with Vitaly Belik, "Graphs, Stats, and Networks: Remake Studies in the Age of Digital Humanities," Workshop 

"Remake Studies: New Methods and Approaches," Freie Universität Berlin, 25 October 2018."Hollywood Memories/Movie Generations: Remake Studies and Global Reception Practices," Workshop "Remake Studies: New Methods and Approaches," Freie Universität Berlin, 25 October 2018.

"Remaking Winnetou, Reconfiguring German Fantasies of American Indians and the Wild West," Symposium "Remaking European Cinema," Ghent University (Belgium), 1 June 2018.

"A Theory of Hollywood Remaking," Research Colloquium Literature/Culture, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, 16 May 2018."Star Wars in China," Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions, King’s College London (UK), 18–20 April 2018.

"‘Everywhere You Look’: Fuller House, Sequelization, and the Series Revival in Times of ‘Peak TV,’" SCMS Annual Conference, Chicago (USA), 22–26 March 2017.

"Hollywood’s Serial Modes of Storytelling," 22nd SERCIA Conference "Cinema and Seriality," Université Paris Diderot (France), 8–10 September 2016.

"Beyond the Formula? Hollywood Seriality and the Sequel Paradox," Seriality Seriality Seriality Conference, Freie Universität Berlin, 22–24 June 2016.

"The Remake as Archive," NECS 2015 Conference, Universität Łódź (Poland), 18–20 June 2015.

"Inventing Norman’s Mom: Storyworld Expansion and Unfinished Business in Bates Motel," Internationale Konferenz "Bis Repetita Placent? (2) Remakes, Genre and Gender," Université du Havre (Frankreich), 9–10 October 2014.

with Frank Kelleter, "Hollywood Remaking as Retrospective Serialization," Bologna Conference 2014 "Media Transformations/Transformative Media," Freie Universität Berlin, 25–28 June 2014.

"Hollywood’s Franchise Era and the Logic of Remaking," SCMS Annual Conference, Seattle (USA), 19–23 March 2014.

with Frank Kelleter, "Retrospective Serialization: Hollywood Remaking as a Historical Practice," International Conference "Popular Seriality," University of Göttingen, 6–8 June 2013.

"Remakes, Sequels, Prequels: Retrospective Serialization in Hollywood Cinema," Lichtenberg Workshop "Popular Seriality," University of Göttingen / Lichtenberg-Kolleg, 8–9 June 2012.

"From Clumsy Greenhorn to Joking Yankee: Strategic Humor in Immigrant Autobiographies," Annual Meeting German Association of American Studies (DGfA), Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, 31 May–3 June 2012.

"Rewriting the Past: Ethnic Transformations of the U.S. National Origin Myth," MESEA Conference, University of Pécs (Hungary), 16–20 June 2010.

"‘A Place of Plentiful Food’: Ernährung in jüdisch-amerikanischer Literatur," 5. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Historische Migrationsforschung "Migration und Ernährung," University of Salzburg (Austria), 14–16 May 2010.

with Alexander Starre, "The Tenements in Tinseltown: Anzia Yezierska’s Hungry Hearts on the Silver Screen," University of Göttingen, 17 December 2009.

"‘The Modern Heirs of Columbus’: Identity Construction and the Invention of a Transatlantic Past in the Era of the New Immigration (1880–1924)," 9th International SAAS Conference "Water and American Renewal: Critical Readings, Political Interventions," Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), 1–3 April 2009.

"From U.S. National Icon to Immigrant Hero: The Ethnicization of Christopher Columbus, 1892-1929," American Studies Postgraduate Forum, University of Münster, 31 October–2 November 2008.

"Goodbye Columbus, Hello Abe! Changing Imagery on U.S. Paper Money and the Negotiation of American National Identity," Austrian Association of American Studies (AAAS) Conference, Velden am Wörthersee (Austria), 24–26 October 2008.

"The Immigrant as Conquistador: Identity Fashioning and Political Purpose in Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Immigrant Autobiographies," MESEA Conference, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 25–28 June 2008.

"The Changing Functions of Sentimentalism in George Lippard’s The Quaker City, or; The Monks of Monk Hall," Symposium "Sexuality and Seduction in Early America," Leibniz University Hannover, 9–10 July 2004.


Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Breitband, "KI-Stimmen in Filmen: Darth Vader lebt für immer“, 1 October 2022.

Hannah Scheiwe, "Medienexpertin zu 20 Jahren 9/11: 'Filme können Leerstellen füllen.'" RND RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland, 12 September 2021.

Deutschlandfunk Nova, Grünstreifen: "Comfort Binge: Serie an, Kopf aus," 15 March 2021.
Deutschlandfunk, Corso: "Ambient TV: Gemütliche Berieselung," 10 December 2020.

Abrar Al-Heeti, "Hollywood will stop making reboots when you stop paying for them." C-Net, 25 October 2019.

Pauline Le Gall, "Charmed, Buffy… les remakes de nos séries d'adolescentes font-ils du femwashing?" Cheek Magazine, 12 October 2018.

couchFM, "Me, My Netflix and I," 19 February 2016.

kulturradio rbb, "Weihnachtsklassiker im Fernsehen," 23 December 2015.

FluxFM, on the ritualistic consumption of Christmas movies, 23 December 2015.

Deep Red Radio, "Der Weisse Hai revisited: Steven Spielbergs Jaws und die Geburt eines amerikanischen Albtraums – Im Interview mit Herausgeber Wieland Schwanebeck und Mitautoren," 15 July 2015.

Deutschlandradio Wissen, Grünstreifen: "Prequels: Entzauberte Mythen," , 15 March 2014.

Academic PR and Public Outreach

Atlantische Akademie, "Reboots & Revivals," 21 April 2022.

with Julia Leyda (NTNU Trondheim): SDG Conference Bergen 2022, "Climate Fiction and the Future of Human Kind – Hope in between Dystopia?" 8-10 February 2022.

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft (Berlin), Roundtable Discussion "Da tut sich was: Wie Netflix, Revivals und starke Frauen die amerikanische Fernsehlandschaft verändern," 9 June 2018.

Internationale DAAD-Akademie (iDA), "Regionalkompetenz: USA" (Bonn/Bad Godesberg), Diskussionsrunde, 27 November 2017.

"N1: Nachhaltig(keit) – Lernen durch Erzählungen," Konferenz in der Reihe "Narrationen und Erzählformen in der Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung" (Berlin), "Film und Fernsehen: Welten schaffen, um die Welt zu verstehen," 8 December 2017.

GAIN-Jahrestagung 2017 (San Francisco), "Abschlussdiskussion: Bilanz der Tagung," 25-27 August 2017.

Uniater Workshop (Potsdam), "Serielles Erzählen: Geschichte, Formen und Funktionen," 10 July 2016.

Autorenschule Textmanufaktur und Aufbau-Verlag Berlin, "Fortsetzung folgt: Geschichte, Formen und Funktionen seriellen Erzählens," 18 April 2015.

American Fulbright Scholars Orientation Meeting (Göttingen), "Higher Education in Germany," Panel with Jared Sonnicksen, 20 September 2012.