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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.


For information on membership: Details here.