Rachel Green and Elizabeth Ward discuss fascism in Dennis Gansel’s 2008 film, Die Welle, with Adam Roberts.
About the Presenters
Rachel Green is a PhD student at the University of Leeds. She researches Austrian cinema and depictions of the family. Rachel studied German at the University of Nottingham as an undergraduate, before taking a Masters degree in German Cinema at the University of Leeds. She began her PhD in 2012 at the University of Leeds. Rachel is the Projects Facilitator for the GFLI.
Adam Roberts is a PhD student at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on the works of author Hermann Hesse, looking at the ways in which works of art and literature function as masks of identity and allow an artist/author to meticulously craft a persona or identity, whether it be publicly or privately. Adam received his BA in English Literature from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, and his MA in Literature and Publishing from NUIG in Galway, Ireland. He also studied at Peking University, where he received TEFL certification, and he has since taught English to non-native speakers in various schools. He began his studies at Leeds in 2013. Adam is the Projects Facilitator for the GFLI.
Elizabeth Ward is a PhD student at the University of Leeds. She researches East German cinema and depictions of the Holocaust. Elizabeth studied German and French as an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, before taking a Masters degree in Screen Media and Cultures also at the University of Cambridge. In 2011, she began a PhD in German at the University of Leeds.. Elizabeth is the co-founder of the GFLI with Hannah O’Connor.