XII German Film Institute


“Circa 1968”

New Approaches to Young German Film and the Legacies of the Sixties


Anton Kaes & Eric Rentschler, Directors

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

August 10-16, 2008


The Twelfth German Film Institute will be held August 10-16, 2008 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This summer’s Institute will be devoted to German film in its national and international contexts around 1968.

As in its past installments, the German Film Institute will consist of screenings (in many cases of 16mm and 35mm films from archival sources), seminars, and group workshops. The event is structured to maximize interactive exchange. A substantial amount of time is devoted to close analysis of exemplary sequences as well as to intensive discussions that seek to situate the films within pertinent theoretical, analytical, and comparative perspectives. Elaborate pre-circulated bibliographies will assist participants in their preparations; handouts on a host of related topics during the institute will complement the reading materials.

It is the responsibility of invited participants to secure their own travel arrangements. Lodging will be available at University rates in single or double occupancy rooms at the Cambridge House on campus; alternately, participants may arrange for their own accommodations.

The Institute is designed for scholars with substantial research interests in German cinema. Applicants are requested to submit (1) a brief statement outlining their previous work on German cinema; (2) a list of relevant publications; and (3) a current CV. Applicants will be notified by the end of April.

By April 11, 2008 please submit application materials in the form of email attachments to


Johannes von Moltke

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

3110 MLB

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1275


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The German Film Institute is sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures, the International Institute, the Rackham Graduate School, and the Institute for the Humanities.

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