Sensory-friendly screenings @ Filmcasino

Going to the cinema is a common leisure activity, where we get to forget about the world and immerse ourselves in stories told in flashy lights and explosive sounds. Yet for some people this experience can be overwhelming, so they can't enjoy a movie night out. That's because they have sensory sensitivity, which means they are... Continue Reading →

My talk @ 4. Linguistik Meetup in Berlin

It's a hot morning on August 4th in Berlin, summer holidays are already on... But at the Institute of German Language and Linguistics of Humboldt Uni there's much ado about something: the 4th Linguistics Meetup Berlin-Potsdam! This is an annual event intended to bring together BA/MA/PhD students of Linguistics from Humboldt-, Free-, Technical Universities of... Continue Reading →

10th Meeting of Patholinguistics in Potsdam

Waking up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday, dressing up to step out in a freezing morning of November, grabbing quickly a double espresso and hopping on a train... only motivated to attend the 10. Herbsttreffen Patholinguistik, an annual event about research on neurology, methods, and therapy of various speech-language impairments (e.g., dyslexia, aphasia, dysphagia, specific language... Continue Reading →

10th Scientific Meeting for Autism Spectrum Conditions

The Scientific Meeting for Autism Spectrum Conditions (WTAS) is organized by the Society for Research in Autism Spectrum Conditions (WGAS) and is the largest research meeting on ASD in the German-speaking world. This 10th edition was held in Berlin, Germany from 30 to 31 March on the special theme "Language and Communication". For two days, researchers, clinicians,... Continue Reading →

Conference Languages of Trauma

The conference "Languages of trauma", which took place between 25-26 November in Berlin, brought together scholars of cultural/film/media studies to discuss about the body/psyche, historiography, traumatology, and visual media - and everything in between. Here I will talk only about two of the seven talks, which made a bigger impression on me - namely on the... Continue Reading →

Film review: Tales on blindness

I‘m currently working as a programme assistant for Inquietudo, a new film festival dedicated to the lusophone world that will take place in TopKino Vienna between 26-31 May 2015. One of the best parts of my work is watching the submitted films and discussing them with the team. A few days ago I watched Contos sobre... Continue Reading →

Filmkritik: Die sechste Jahreszeit

Jan Soldat / 2015 / Deutschland / 37 Min. Gewalt. Sex. Nacktheit. Scham. Unterwerfung. Dominanz. Tabus. All das, vor dem dich deine Eltern gewarnt haben; was du nicht sehen willst; worüber du nicht sprechen darfst. Jan Soldat zeigt es. Unverhüllt, kurz und bündig. Der deutsche Regisseur taucht ein in die sexuelle Unterwelt, um tabuisierte Phantasien... Continue Reading →

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