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Gabriele Mueller

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor
Collegium Member, Canadian Centre for German and European Studies

Office: Ross Building, S524
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66289
Email: gmueller@yorku.ca


Gabriele Mueller is Associate Professor in German Studies and an affiliate with the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York University. Her research interests lie in the areas of German cultural studies, contemporary German film, and East German studies. She has published on different aspects of post-unification and contemporary German cinema and television. She has concentrated mainly on two areas: an exploration of cinematic responses to social change, and cinematic discourses on cultural memory, in particular related to the remembering of the GDR.

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Degrees

Ph.D., German Film Studies, University of the West of England
Diplomlehrer, Teacher of German and English (equivalent to M.Ed), Leipzig University

Professional Leadership

Conference and workshop organization

- Program Chair, CAUTG conference 2013, 2014

- Co-organizer (with Peter McIsaac, York University) of international conference “The Past on Display: Museums, Film, Musealization”, held in April 2011

Research Interests

Culture and Cultural Studies , Film, Contemporary German cinema, German film history, DEFA, East German studies, Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Books

Publication
Year

Exhibiting the Past. Museums, Film, Musealization. Ed. With Peter McIsaac. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2015.

2015

Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria. Ed. with James Skidmore. Wilfrid Laurier Press, Waterloo, Canada, 2012.

2012

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Introduction.” The Past on Display. Museums, Film, Musealization. Ed. Peter McIsaac and Gabriele Mueller. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2015, 3-20.

2015

“Re-Imaging the Niche: Visual Reconstructions of Private Spaces in the GDR.” Remembering and Rethinking the GDR. Eds. Anna Saunders and Debbie Pinfold. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. 197-213.

2013

Co-authored with James Skidmore: “Cinema of Dissent? Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria.” Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria. Eds. Gabriele Mueller and James Skidmore. Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2012, 1-22.

2012

“The Aged Traveler: Cinematic Representations of Post-Retirement Masculinity.” Narratives of Life: Mediating Age. Aging Studies in Europe. Eds. Heike Hartung and Roberta Maierhofer. Münster: Lit-Verlag, 2009. 149-165.

2009

“Imagining the RAF from an East German Perspective: ‘Vater, Mutter, Mörderkind’ (Carow, 1993) and ‘Raus aus der Haut’ (Dresen, 1997)”. History and Cultural Memory of German Left-Wing Terrorism, 1968-1998. Eds. Gerrit-Jan Berendse and Ingo Cornils. German Monitor. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008. 269-284.

2008

“Committing to ‘Third Space’: Teaching Film in the International Classroom”. The International Classroom: Challenging the Notion. Eds. Cecchetto, Vikki and Magda Stroinska. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag, 2006. 161-170.

2006

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Jennifer M. Kapczynski. “‘The German Patient.‘Crisis and Recovery in Postwar Culture.” Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2008. In: German Quarterly. 84:3, 2011, 387-8.

2011

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Cultural ‘Transfer’ in European Science Fiction Cinema: From Elia Barcelo’s Mil euros por tu vida to Damir Lukacevic’s Film Adaptation Transfer.” Comparative Literature Studies 56:3 (2019): 504-519. Forthcoming.

2019

“Metamorphosis of a Film Festival: The Transformation of the Ludwigshafen Film Festival from National Auteur Film Festival to Regional Film Event.” Film International 16:2 (2018): 42-53.

2018

“Rattenfänger von Europa” – Generationsnarrative und Zukunftsbilder im gegenwärtigen deutschsprachigen Science-Fiction-Film.” Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik 9:1 (2018): 137-154.

2018

Co-authored with Peter McIsaac and Diana Spokiene: “Introduction.” Visions of Tomorrow. Science and Utopia in German Culture. Ed. With Peter McIsaac and Diana Spokiene. Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies. Vol. XLVIII, No.1, Feb. 2012, 1-8

2012

“Surviving Ourselves: Mothers, Clones, and the Legacy of 1968 in Elementary Particles (Roehler, 2006) and Blueprint (Schübel, 2003).” German Politics and Society. 28:4, 2010. 1-18.

2010

“Going East, Looking West: Border Crossings in Recent German Cinema”. Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies. 44:4, 2008. 453-469.

2008

“’Welcome to Reality’. Constructions of German Identity in ‘Lichter’ (Distant Lights, Schmid, 2003) and ‘Halbe Treppe’ (Grill Point, Dresen, 2002)”. New Cinemas. Journal of Contemporary Film. 4:2, 2006. 117-127.

2006

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Boy 7 in Double Exposure: European Genre Cinema between Transnational Industry Practices and National Consumption." NECS Conference, Amsterdam.

2018

“Projecting Europe’s Future: Migration and Race in European Science Fiction.” Comparative Cultural Studies Conference, Budapest.

2018

“Rattenfänger von Europa” – Generationsnarrative und Zunkunftsbilder im gegenwärtigen deutschsprachigen Science-Fiction Film.” Annual ZiG-Tagung 2017, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany.

2017

“Die Vermissten – Searching for the Future of Society.” Annual CAUTG Meeting, Ottawa.

2015

“Redefining the Autorenfilm? The German Film Festival Ludwigshafen – a National Auteur Film Festival in the Age of Transnational and Industrial Filmmaking.” SCMS conference, Chicago, March 2013.

2013

"Re-Imaging the Niche: Visual Reconstructions of Private Spaces in the GDR." After the Wall: Remembering and Rethinking the GDR.", Bangor University, UK.

2010

May 2010 “Virtual Museums: Reconstructing the GDR on Screen.” Annual CAUTG Meeting, Montreal.

2010

“Zeitenwende 1989: ‘Ost-Zeit’ in Film und Fernsehen.“ International colloquium of the Mitteleuropazentrum of the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.

2010

June 2008 “Schultze’s Journey to Retirement: Constructions of Aging in Recent German Cinema.” Annual CAUTG Meeting, Vancouver.

2008

July 2008 “Surviving Ourselves: Mothers, Clones, and the Legacy of 1968 in Elementary Particles (Roehler, 2006) and Blueprint (Schübel, 2003).” 11th International Conference of ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas), Helsinki.

2008

November 2007 “The Road to Retirement: Male Aging on Screen in Harry and Tonto (Mazursky, 1974) About Schmidt (Payne, 2002), and Children of Nature (Fridriksson, 1992).” Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, Philadelphia.

2007

September 2006 “Going East, Looking West: Border Crossings in Recent German Cinema.” German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, USA.

2006

November 2005 “Frankfurt (Oder) Berlin? City Spaces and the Construction of German Identity in ‘Nachtgestalten’, ‘Die Polizistin’, and ‘Halbe Treppe’ by Andreas Dresen.” AATG Annual Meeting, Baltimore, USA.

2005

September 2005 “Idealistische Gutmenschen? ‘Vater, Mutter, Mörderkind’ (Carow, 1993) and ‘Raus aus der Haut’ (Dresen, 1997) - Imagining the RAF from an East German Perspective.” Cultural Memory of German Left-Wing Terrorism. Cardiff University, UK.

2005

May 2005 “Terrorists as Heroes? Representations of the RAF within East German Contexts.” Annual meeting of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German at the University of Western Ontario.

2005

October 2005 “Unification: Hour Zero for a New German Cinema?” 15 Years United Germany – The Effects of Unification. Waterloo Centre for German Studies, University of Waterloo. (invited)

2005

July 2005 ““Welcome to Reality”. Constructions of ‘Germanness’ in Halbe Treppe (Grill Point, 2002) and Lichter (Distant Lights, 2003).” European Cinema Research Forum. University of Leeds, UK.

2005

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

“‘Links is wat, rechts is wat, und wir sind mittendrin’ - Representation of Teenagers in Helmut Dziuba’s Film Jana und Jan.” Millennial Essays on Film and Other German Studies. Ed. Daniela Berghahn and Alan Bance. Southampton: Peter Lang, 2002. 79-91.

2002


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GER1790 9.0 A Perspectives on German Culture & Society LECT
Fall 2020 AP/GER4751 3.0 A Visions of the Future in German Culture LECT
Fall 2020 AP/GER3001 3.0 A Advanced Level German, Level IA LGCL


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/GER3002 3.0 M Advanced Level German, Level IB LGCL
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GER1790 9.0 A Perspectives on German Culture & Society LECT


Gabriele Mueller is Associate Professor in German Studies and an affiliate with the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York University. Her research interests lie in the areas of German cultural studies, contemporary German film, and East German studies. She has published on different aspects of post-unification and contemporary German cinema and television. She has concentrated mainly on two areas: an exploration of cinematic responses to social change, and cinematic discourses on cultural memory, in particular related to the remembering of the GDR.

Degrees

Ph.D., German Film Studies, University of the West of England
Diplomlehrer, Teacher of German and English (equivalent to M.Ed), Leipzig University

Professional Leadership

Conference and workshop organization

- Program Chair, CAUTG conference 2013, 2014

- Co-organizer (with Peter McIsaac, York University) of international conference “The Past on Display: Museums, Film, Musealization”, held in April 2011

Research Interests

Culture and Cultural Studies , Film, Contemporary German cinema, German film history, DEFA, East German studies, Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Introduction.” The Past on Display. Museums, Film, Musealization. Ed. Peter McIsaac and Gabriele Mueller. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2015, 3-20.

2015

“Re-Imaging the Niche: Visual Reconstructions of Private Spaces in the GDR.” Remembering and Rethinking the GDR. Eds. Anna Saunders and Debbie Pinfold. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. 197-213.

2013

Co-authored with James Skidmore: “Cinema of Dissent? Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria.” Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria. Eds. Gabriele Mueller and James Skidmore. Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2012, 1-22.

2012

“The Aged Traveler: Cinematic Representations of Post-Retirement Masculinity.” Narratives of Life: Mediating Age. Aging Studies in Europe. Eds. Heike Hartung and Roberta Maierhofer. Münster: Lit-Verlag, 2009. 149-165.

2009

“Imagining the RAF from an East German Perspective: ‘Vater, Mutter, Mörderkind’ (Carow, 1993) and ‘Raus aus der Haut’ (Dresen, 1997)”. History and Cultural Memory of German Left-Wing Terrorism, 1968-1998. Eds. Gerrit-Jan Berendse and Ingo Cornils. German Monitor. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008. 269-284.

2008

“Committing to ‘Third Space’: Teaching Film in the International Classroom”. The International Classroom: Challenging the Notion. Eds. Cecchetto, Vikki and Magda Stroinska. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag, 2006. 161-170.

2006

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Jennifer M. Kapczynski. “‘The German Patient.‘Crisis and Recovery in Postwar Culture.” Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2008. In: German Quarterly. 84:3, 2011, 387-8.

2011

Books

Publication
Year

Exhibiting the Past. Museums, Film, Musealization. Ed. With Peter McIsaac. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2015.

2015

Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria. Ed. with James Skidmore. Wilfrid Laurier Press, Waterloo, Canada, 2012.

2012

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Cultural ‘Transfer’ in European Science Fiction Cinema: From Elia Barcelo’s Mil euros por tu vida to Damir Lukacevic’s Film Adaptation Transfer.” Comparative Literature Studies 56:3 (2019): 504-519. Forthcoming.

2019

“Metamorphosis of a Film Festival: The Transformation of the Ludwigshafen Film Festival from National Auteur Film Festival to Regional Film Event.” Film International 16:2 (2018): 42-53.

2018

“Rattenfänger von Europa” – Generationsnarrative und Zukunftsbilder im gegenwärtigen deutschsprachigen Science-Fiction-Film.” Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik 9:1 (2018): 137-154.

2018

Co-authored with Peter McIsaac and Diana Spokiene: “Introduction.” Visions of Tomorrow. Science and Utopia in German Culture. Ed. With Peter McIsaac and Diana Spokiene. Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies. Vol. XLVIII, No.1, Feb. 2012, 1-8

2012

“Surviving Ourselves: Mothers, Clones, and the Legacy of 1968 in Elementary Particles (Roehler, 2006) and Blueprint (Schübel, 2003).” German Politics and Society. 28:4, 2010. 1-18.

2010

“Going East, Looking West: Border Crossings in Recent German Cinema”. Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies. 44:4, 2008. 453-469.

2008

“’Welcome to Reality’. Constructions of German Identity in ‘Lichter’ (Distant Lights, Schmid, 2003) and ‘Halbe Treppe’ (Grill Point, Dresen, 2002)”. New Cinemas. Journal of Contemporary Film. 4:2, 2006. 117-127.

2006

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Boy 7 in Double Exposure: European Genre Cinema between Transnational Industry Practices and National Consumption." NECS Conference, Amsterdam.

2018

“Projecting Europe’s Future: Migration and Race in European Science Fiction.” Comparative Cultural Studies Conference, Budapest.

2018

“Rattenfänger von Europa” – Generationsnarrative und Zunkunftsbilder im gegenwärtigen deutschsprachigen Science-Fiction Film.” Annual ZiG-Tagung 2017, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany.

2017

“Die Vermissten – Searching for the Future of Society.” Annual CAUTG Meeting, Ottawa.

2015

“Redefining the Autorenfilm? The German Film Festival Ludwigshafen – a National Auteur Film Festival in the Age of Transnational and Industrial Filmmaking.” SCMS conference, Chicago, March 2013.

2013

"Re-Imaging the Niche: Visual Reconstructions of Private Spaces in the GDR." After the Wall: Remembering and Rethinking the GDR.", Bangor University, UK.

2010

May 2010 “Virtual Museums: Reconstructing the GDR on Screen.” Annual CAUTG Meeting, Montreal.

2010

“Zeitenwende 1989: ‘Ost-Zeit’ in Film und Fernsehen.“ International colloquium of the Mitteleuropazentrum of the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.

2010

June 2008 “Schultze’s Journey to Retirement: Constructions of Aging in Recent German Cinema.” Annual CAUTG Meeting, Vancouver.

2008

July 2008 “Surviving Ourselves: Mothers, Clones, and the Legacy of 1968 in Elementary Particles (Roehler, 2006) and Blueprint (Schübel, 2003).” 11th International Conference of ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas), Helsinki.

2008

November 2007 “The Road to Retirement: Male Aging on Screen in Harry and Tonto (Mazursky, 1974) About Schmidt (Payne, 2002), and Children of Nature (Fridriksson, 1992).” Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, Philadelphia.

2007

September 2006 “Going East, Looking West: Border Crossings in Recent German Cinema.” German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, USA.

2006

November 2005 “Frankfurt (Oder) Berlin? City Spaces and the Construction of German Identity in ‘Nachtgestalten’, ‘Die Polizistin’, and ‘Halbe Treppe’ by Andreas Dresen.” AATG Annual Meeting, Baltimore, USA.

2005

September 2005 “Idealistische Gutmenschen? ‘Vater, Mutter, Mörderkind’ (Carow, 1993) and ‘Raus aus der Haut’ (Dresen, 1997) - Imagining the RAF from an East German Perspective.” Cultural Memory of German Left-Wing Terrorism. Cardiff University, UK.

2005

May 2005 “Terrorists as Heroes? Representations of the RAF within East German Contexts.” Annual meeting of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German at the University of Western Ontario.

2005

October 2005 “Unification: Hour Zero for a New German Cinema?” 15 Years United Germany – The Effects of Unification. Waterloo Centre for German Studies, University of Waterloo. (invited)

2005

July 2005 ““Welcome to Reality”. Constructions of ‘Germanness’ in Halbe Treppe (Grill Point, 2002) and Lichter (Distant Lights, 2003).” European Cinema Research Forum. University of Leeds, UK.

2005

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

“‘Links is wat, rechts is wat, und wir sind mittendrin’ - Representation of Teenagers in Helmut Dziuba’s Film Jana und Jan.” Millennial Essays on Film and Other German Studies. Ed. Daniela Berghahn and Alan Bance. Southampton: Peter Lang, 2002. 79-91.

2002


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GER1790 9.0 A Perspectives on German Culture & Society LECT
Fall 2020 AP/GER4751 3.0 A Visions of the Future in German Culture LECT
Fall 2020 AP/GER3001 3.0 A Advanced Level German, Level IA LGCL


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/GER3002 3.0 M Advanced Level German, Level IB LGCL
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GER1790 9.0 A Perspectives on German Culture & Society LECT