Bex Harper and Maren Thom discuss German filmmaking in the twenty-first century with Luke Postlethwaite.
About the Presenters
Bex Harper is currently finishing a PhD at The University of Nottingham. Her project analyses the representation of queer women’s belonging and otherness in recent German and British film and television. She is also the co-director of the Domestic Imaginaries Network.
Bex previously completed a BA in German and Portuguese and an MA by Research (titled Queer ‘Freaks’ in The New German Cinema) investigating outsiders in West German film, both at The University of Nottingham.
Luke Postlethwaite is a PhD student at the University of Leeds. He researches the depiction of Berlin in film and the city’s film industry. Luke studied German and European Union Studies at the University of Edinburgh as an undergraduate, before taking a Masters degree in International Film at Newcastle University. In 2012 he began a PhD in German at the University of Leeds.
Maren Thom is a PhD student at Queen Mary, University of London. Having worked as an in-house director’s assistant at the Hamburger Kammerspiele for several years, Maren is now researching the depiction of terrorism in films from Germany, the USA and the UK.