Ulrich Meurer

 

video: Patchworking the Senate: On Dispersal Patterns in Mathew Brady's Political Imagery / IKKM Weimar, 2013

 

video: Teilchenbewegung: Amerikanische Film-Avantgarde und die Politik des gasförmigen Bildes [Particle Motion: American Film Avant-Garde and the Politics of a Gaseous Image] / University of Bochum, 2017

 

selected conferences / papers
  • Goldgrund/Tiefenraum. Zu Herrschaft in Wahrnehmung und Geopolitik (Gold Ground/Depth of Space: On Perceptual and Geopolitical Sovereignty / International Conference Texturen von Herrschaft im Mittelmeerraum, University of Thessaloniki, May 2018)
  • The People Is Missing: LaboratoryAthens & Minor Cinema (3rd International Conference on Greek Film Cultures Strategies of the Documentary, University of Vienna, May 2018)
  • Positively Spooky: Song & Sound Through a Wire (Conference When the Music Takes Over: Musical Numbers in Film and Television, University of Salzburg, March 2018)
  • Trees of Green, Red Roses too - LabA’s Politics of the Small Gauge (Annual conference of the ACLA American Comparative Literature Association, University of Utrecht, July 2017)
  • The Shards of Zadar: On the Rationale of (Meta-)Media Archaeology (Conference Media and Classics. University of Bristol, November 2016)
  • A shade too wordy: Über das rechte Gewicht der Worte beim Versuch, Amerikaner zu werden (On the Right Weight of Words in the Attempt to Become an American / International Symposium on Siegfried Kracauer Wartung und Erwartung: Wahrnehmungen des Films / Wendungen zu Kracauer. University of Vienna, Science Communications, AkA – Agency for Critical Architecture, November 2016)
  • The Politics of Paleolithic Realism (International Conference The Real of Reality. ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, November 2016)
  • Politik der (Parallel-)Montage – D. W. Griffiths 'Birth of a Nation' (The Politics of [Parallel] Editing - D. W. Griffith's 'Birth of a Nation' / Film and lecture series Cutting Edge! University of Düsseldorf / Film Museum Düsseldorf, June 2016)
  • Teilchenbewegung: Amerikanische Filmavantgarde und die Politik des gasförmigen Bildes (Particle Motion: US-American Film Avant-garde and the Politics of the Gaseous Image / Colloquium MedienDenken. University of Bochum, May 2016)
  • Avantgarde/Atopie: "Manhatta" und die kleinstmögliche Abweichung (Avant-garde/Atopia: "Manhatta" and the Smallest Possible Deviation / Lecture series Avantgarde – Ästhetik und Politik der Formen. University of Vienna, May 2016)
  • Kurze Reisen ins Land der Herdentiere: Über politische Aisthesis in "Sto Lyko" und "Sweetgrass" (Short Voyages to the Land of Gregarious Animals: On Political Aesthesia in "Sto Lyko" and "Sweetgrass" / Annual Conference of the GfM Utopien. University of Bayreuth, Oct. 2015)
  • Edison Hears Voices: Psychic Media and Postmortem Politics (Guest lecture, Department of English & American Studies IEAS, University of Frankfurt/Main, May 2015)
  • Crack-up/Civil War: Glass Negatives as Political Surface (Conference Planes and Plates: Media of Transparence and Storage. University of Braunschweig, Germany, Jan. 2015)
  • Philocracy: The Politics of Friendship in US-American Visual Culture (Research Meeting of the Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies. University of Vienna, Oct. 2014)
  • Washington’s Teeth: Cinematic Politics of Writing and Chewing (Annual Conference of the GfM Recht und Medien. University of Marburg, Germany, Oct. 2014)
  • Moderation at the Symposium Postrevolutionary Cinema – Amendments to Overthrow, Revolution in Retrospect. Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for History & Society / IWK – Institute for Science and Art / University of Vienna, May 2014
  • Odysseus – Lumière – Deleuze: Several Times in Their Impure State (International Conference on Philosophy and Film Thinking reality and time through film. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, May 2014)
  • Spirit Phones: Media and the Unheard-of (Invited guest lecture. Bauhaus University Weimar, May 2014)
  • Dixie-Zombie: An Undead History of the Civil War (Workshop Horror socii. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute / IWK – Institute for Arts and Science / University of Vienna, March 2014)
  • International Meeting of the GfM Working Group ‘Media Studies and Political Theory’: Solidifications. University of Vienna, March 2014
  • The Greek New Wave: Figures of Practice (Symposium and Exhibition Krisis. WUK – Workshop and Cultural Forum, Vienna, March 2014)
  • Shadows of Hysteria – Experiments in Early Virtuality (together with Zoe Beloff, Lecture and Screening at the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna, Jan. 2014)
  • Alogon. Ein Irrationales, politisch und filmisch (Alogon: The Irrational in Politics and Film / Annual conference Political Animals. Research Center for Historical Humanities, University of Frankfurt/Main, Nov. 2013)
  • International Meeting of the GfM Working Group ‘Media Studies and Political Theory’: Elections. University of Bochum, Sept. 2013
  • Replacing the Alps: On the Practice of AbSense in Greek Cinema (Conference Contemporary Greek Film Cultures 2013. Hellenic Center London / Universities of Reading and Glasgow, July 2013)
  • Concluding discussion (with Prof. Christian Schulte) at the Conference escape! Strategies of Flight, Elopement, Transgression. University of Vienna, Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies, May 2013
  • Patchworking the Senate: On Dispersal Patterns in Mathew Brady’s Political Imagery (IKKM Annual Conference Being With … Affinities – Attachments – Assemblages. IKKM Weimar, April 2013)
  • Horse in Motion: On Opera/Film as an Investigative Device (CESEM / INET-MD Conference Opera & Cinema: The Politics of an Encounter. Universidade Nove de Lisboa, Nov. 2012)
  • Necropolitics: On Edison and the Logos of the Dead (Annual GfM Conference Spekulationen. University of Franfurt/Main, Oct. 2012)
  • Substandard Memory: A Medium between Life and Death (NECS International Conference Screen Media and Memory. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, June 2012)
  • Die Union als Patchwork: Mathew Brady und die politische Imagination des Bürgerkriegs (The Union as Patchwork: M. Brady and the Political Imagination of the Civil War / Conference The Nation’s Two Bodies. Aesthetic Figurations of the Political. Université de Luxembourg / Institut culturel européen Pierre Werner, June 2012)
  • Löwenzahnphantasie: Die Fehlerinnerung als Blumenbild (Dandelion-Fantasies: False Memory as Flower Image / Annual GfM Conference Dysfunktionalitäten. University of Potsdam, Oct. 2011)
  • Voiceover God, Movie Trailers and the 2nd Commandment (NECS International Conference Sonic Futures. London, June 2011)
  • Thinking Theory: 1st Annual Workshop 2011: Lacan/Deleuze: Seeing Sound (NECS International Conference Sonic Futures. London, June 2011)
  • Von Ellis Island zu Fiddler’s Green: Bilder amerikanischer Weltgemeinschaft (From Ellis Island to Fiddler's Green: Images of American Global Collectives / XV. DGAVL Conference Figuren des Globalen. University of Bonn, June 2011)
  • Strich-Werden. Die Einfalt der Philosophie und die Vielfalt des Comics (Becoming Line: On Some Aspects of Philosophy in Salut, Deleuze! / Conference From Arthouse to Grindhouse – and Back? Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Hoch- und Populärkultur. University of Vienna, May 2011)
  • Spectacles of the Soul: Albert Grass’ Dreamland and the Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society (37th Austrian Association of American Studies Conference The Visual Culture of Modernism. University of Innsbruck, Nov. 2010)
  • Arriving at New York. Medial Representations of a Political Moment (NECS International Conference Urban Mediations. Kadir Has University, Istanbul, June 2010)
  • Desert Storms: Don DeLillo’s Point Omega and the Sublimity of Crisis (GSNAS Conference States of Emergency. FU Berlin, June 2010)
  • Niemand werde als letzten ich essen. (Gast-)Freundschaft und Körperpolitik (I Will Eat Nobody Last: Hospitality and the Politics of the Body / International Colloquium Geschenke erhalten die Freundschaft. University of Münster, Nov. 2009)
  • 100 Jahre Kino, 10 Jahre Irrfahrt, 1 Einstellung: Odysseus und der Kinematograph (100 Years of Cinema, 10 Years of Wandering, 1 Shot: Ulysses and the Cinematograph / Eranos Lecture. University of Vienna, Nov. 2009)
  • 'Can You Take Percepto?' Zum Reflex-Bild als einer filmischen Sensation ('Can you take Percepto?' On the Reflex-Image as a Cinematic Sensation / Annual GfM Conference Welche Sinne machen Medien? University of Vienna, Oct. 2009)
  • Double-mediated Terrorism: Don DeLillo’s ‘Baader-Meinhof’ (International Symposium Literature and Terrorism. University of Constance, July/August 2009)
  • 'The son of a crumbled father, the son of all nations …' Poststructuralism’s Model of Friendship and Migration in American Literature and Film (Conference Freunde, Gönner, Getreue: Praktiken, Diskurse und Semantiken von Freundschaft und Patronage in historischer, anthropologischer und kulturvergleichender Perspektive. University of Freiburg, July 2009)
  • ars combinatoria. Skizze einer Theorie transmedialer Kombinatorik (ars combinatoria: Sketch for a Theory of Transmedia Combinatorics / DGAVL Conference Comparative Arts. Neue Ansätze zu einer universellen Ästhetik. University of Münster, Nov. 2008)
  • DeLillo schreibt Godard. Bemerkungen zu einer medialen Translatologie (DeLillo Writes Godard. On Media and Translatology / Conference Scriptura cinematographica. Texttheorie der Schrift in audiovisuellen Medien. University of Kiel, Nov. 2008)
  • Vanishing Images – E. A. Poe’s and Rodney Graham’s Conceptual Landscapes (Conference Transcultural Spaces. Challenges of Urbanity, Ecology, and the Environment in the New Millenium. FU Berlin, Oct. 2008)
  • Moderation and respondent to Catrin Gersdorf's keynote lecture 'Nature in the Grid: American Fiction and the Poetics of Urban Space' (Conference Transcultural Spaces. Challenges of Urbanity, Ecology, and the Environment in the New Millenium. FU Berlin, Oct. 2008)
  • Wider die Oberfläche: Mark Romaneks One Hour Photo (Surface and Depth: Mark Romanek’s One Hour Photo / Guest lecture at the Department of German Studies. University of Frankfurt/Main, Dec. 2007)
  • International Congress Explorations in Intermediality. University of Constance, April 2006.
  • 'The institution of the dear love of comrades' – Walt Whitman und die Wiederaufführung amerikanischer Soziotopologie in M. Night Shyamalans The Village ('The institution of the dear love of comrades' - Walt Whitman and the Reenactment of American Socio-Topology in M. Night Shyamalan's The Village / International Lecture Series Auswanderung und Exil im internationalen Kino. University of Munich, Dec. 2005)
  • God, I hate Columbus ... Frank Perry's The Swimmer and America's Wet Dream (Lecture Series Film und Bewegung. University of Tübingen, July 2005)
  • 'The man could not possibly look more like a mummy when dead, than he had done alive …' Storages of Immanuel Kant’s Identity from Biographical Sketch to Phrenological Photography / 2nd Conference of the Graduate Program 'Die Figur des Dritten'. University of Constance, June 2005)
  • 1936 ... Revolution und Faschismus eines Mediums (1936: A Medium’s Revolution and Fascism / Annual Conference of the German Association of Comparative Literature DGAVL Visual Culture. University of Potsdam, May 2005)
  • Kette, Schuss, Gegenschuss: Penelope als Figur der Autoreflexivität in Jean-Luc Godards Le Mépris (Chain, Shot, Reverse Shot: Penelope As Figure of Self-Reflexivity in Godard's Le Mépris / International Lecture Series Mythos – Stereotyp – Ikone: Griechische Frauenbilder im Film. University of Munich, Dec. 2004)
  • Mehr Psyche, weniger Apparate – Wie Ingmar Bergmans Ansiktet sich wünscht, keinen Körper zu besitzen (More Psyche, Less Apparatus - How Ingmar Bergman's Ansiktet Wishes to Have No Body / Lecture Series Das Kino des Übersinnlichen. University of Tübingen, July 2004)
  • Die Verwüstung des Bildraums: Michelangelo Antonionis Professione: reporter (The Desertification of the Image: Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger / Lecture series Filmische Räume. University of Tübingen, Dec. 2003)
  • Spionagemaschine: Zu intensiven Geschwindigkeiten und extensiven Bewegungen in Richard Marquands Eye of the Needle (Spy Machine: On Intensive Speed and Extensive Movement in Richard Marquand's The Eye of the Needle / Lecture Series Ästhetische und politische Aspekte des Spionagefilms. University of Tübingen, July 2003)
  • Lichtwelt – Schattenwelt. Fritz Langs Der müde Tod und die lebenden Bilder (Worlds of Light / Worlds of Shadow: Fritz Lang's Der müde Tod and the Living Image / Lecture Series Reisen in die Unterwelt. University of Munich, July 2003)
  • Somatic Narratives: Don DeLillo’s The Body Artist and the Invention of a Metastable Self (Workshop Postmoderne DeKonstruktionen. University of Erlangen, Nov. 2002)
  • Cinema Vérité and Cinema Varieté: Can the Digital Image Evoke a New Type of Narrative? (Workshop Paradigmenwechsel in der heutigen Kultur: Die Epoche nach der Postmoderne. FU Berlin, March 2002)
  • Space and Concepts of Space in Paul Auster’s City of Glass (Conference Space: Place, Environment, and Landscape 1968-2000. University of Bonn, July 2000)