About the GSSN
The German Screen Studies Network was founded in June 2012 as a platform for informed comment and German-language film promotion amongst researchers, educators, film professionals, and the interested public. The GSSN has four principal aims:
- to provide fora – most prominently the annual GSSN symposium, but also film talks, workshops and schools events - for public discussion and debate on German-language screen media;
- to act as a research hub for national and international scholarship on German-language screen media;
- to promote German-language films and other screen media to a broad-based anglophone public;
- to provide a resource base for professional researchers and others with research interests in German-language screen media.
The network was launched in 2012 by a founding steering group at King’s College London. Run in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the GSSN received generous funding in 2014-16 from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and has been further supported with monies from King’s College London and six founding university partners.
In 2016, the GSSN launched a membership scheme; it now offers institutional membership for participating research groups and organisations, and individual membership at both standard and concessionary rates. Details here.