Florian Mundhenke, PD Dr. phil. habil, MA

ATS Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Arts - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Dept

Pronouns: he, him


ATS Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Arts - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Dept

Tuesday, 2-3 pm


Area of Study / Keywords

Media Studies Film Studies Communication Studies Cultural Studies


Please do note regarding supervisions: I am willing to accept supervisions (both MA and PhD) in the above mentioned research areas. BUT: You have to be enrolled into the MLCS graduate program. I cannot take external supervisions. You find further information on the program here. Emails asking for supervision beyond the program will not be answered.

since 2020 Associate Professor for Cultural and Media Studies (DAAD) at the Institute for Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at University of Alberta in Edmonton/Canada. 

2018-2020 Temporary Professor (W3) for Media Studies and Media Culture at University of Leipzig

2016-2018 Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Media and Communication (IMK) at University of Hamburg, 

2010-2016 Associate Professor for Media Hybridity (“Juniorprofessor für Mediale Hybride”) at the University of Leipzig

2004-2008 Research Assistant at University of Marburg. 

Speaker of the DFG-funded research network “Cinema as an experience space”.


Fields of research include documentary film, genre theory, VR and AR, cultural and social questions of media, contemporary media theory, narration and aesthetics of world cinema, media art.

PhD dissertation on the phenomenon of chance in film in 2008 (Marburg: Schueren). Habilitation (Lecture qualification thesis) on hybrid forms between documentary and fictional film in 2016 (Wiesbaden: Springer VS).


C LIT 228 - Literature, Popular Culture, and the Visual Arts

Poetics of such popular genres as crime fiction, spy fiction, the horror story, etc., and their relation to mainstream literature and culture.

MLCS 210 - Approaches to Cultural Studies

Introduction to key concepts in the study of cultures, languages, literatures, and media.

MLCS 640 - Media and Cultural Studies Methodologies

Prerequisite: consent of Department.

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