ANK: ÄNDERUNG – Hybrid-Format: International Summer School: "Visions of Europe. Cinema and Migration in Contemporary Germany", Rutgers University (08.09. – 10.09.2022)

Elisa Ronzheimer Discussion

International Summer School: Visions of Europe. Cinema and Migration in Contemporary Germany

(08.-10.09.2022, Rutgers University, NJ, USA)

Organizers: Regina Karl, Elisa Ronzheimer


In the past decade, Europe has faced a number of challenges: the ongoing refugee and humanitarian crisis, xenophobic movements on the rise, the European debt crisis, Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, and most recently, the war on Ukraine. Originally conceived as a supranational union consolidated by open borders and free trade, Europe emerges from the recent body of work produced by German filmmakers as a shattered ideal that demands to be re-considered in light of its democratic core values.

The international summer school “Visions of Europe: Cinema and Migration in Contemporary Germany” seeks to explore current cinematic representations of migration and post-migrant societies in Europe. We will investigate and discuss the visions – past, present, and future – of multiethnic communities that are at stake in Europe today in a program that combines film screenings, seminar discussions and keynotes.

If you would like to join the Zoom sessions with the filmmakers or be present on Rutgers campus for the conference and seminar sessions please get in touch with to receive the Zoom link and get access to preparatory reading material.

Please note: The keynotes as well as the conversations with the filmmakers will be accessible via Zoom. Please register under the following link to receive Zoom access:



Schedule (EST)


Thursday, September 8

08:30-09:30am Breakfast and Introduction

09:30-11:30am Screening: Valeska Grisebach, Western

11:30am-12:30pm Zoom Q+A with director Valeska Grisebach (hybrid via Zoom)

2-5pm Seminar Session (Regina Karl, Elisa Ronzheimer)

5:30-7pm Keynote Prof. Dr. Rembert Hüser (University of Frankfurt): Getting Rid of Exile (hybrid via Zoom)


Friday, September 9

09:30-11:30am Screening: Julian Radlmaier, Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes

11:30am-12:30pm Zoom Q+A with director Julian Radlmaier (hybrid via Zoom)

2-5pm Seminar Session (Regina Karl, Elisa Ronzheimer)

5:30-7pm Keynote Prof. Dr. Claudia Breger (Columbia University): Assembling Worlds, Envisioning Solidarity (hybrid via Zoom)


Saturday, September 10

10am Keynote Prof. Dr. Doerte Bischoff (University of Hamburg): Transmediale Vergegenwärtigungen: Exil und Erinnerung im Gegenwartsfilm (hybrid via Zoom)

Redaktion: Constanze Baum – Lukas Büsse – Mark-Georg Dehrmann – Nils Gelker – Markus Malo – Alexander Nebrig – Johannes Schmidt

Diese Ankündigung wurde von H-GERMANISTIK [Johannes Schmidt] betreut –