The first GSSN Symposium, ‘The Return of the Real — Realism and Everyday Life in Contemporary German-language Film,’ was held at King’s College London from 3 to 5 July 2013. The event established a model for future symposia, with a mix of screenings, keynote speeches and informal panels, as well as a postgraduate workshop and a filmmaker workshop.


The founding organising committee comprised Martin Brady, Erica Carter, Florian Lippert, Andre Hammelmann (King’s College London) and Tom Haynes (UCL). The Goethe-Institut London generously supported the event with a three-month film season through spring 2013, and an invitation to a visiting director, Elke Hauck, whose film Karger was be screened at the Goethe-Institut


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