Last Name
Tobias Dietrich
Fachbereich 9: Kulturwissenschaften
Institute for Art - Film Studies - Art Education
Film Studies and Media Aesthetics

Since 2015 PhD doctoral student and contract lecturer at the Institute for Art - Film Studies - Art Education, University of Bremen, Doctoral Fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, v. Research Projects; member of the International Film Award selection committee at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, Glasgow.
2017–18 research visit at the Department for Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria BC, Canada.
2009–15 graduation in Art Studies and Public Health (BA program), and Art and Cultural Education with focus on Film Studies (Master program) in Bremen and Paris; during studies Latin-German translation for the historic research project “homo debilis” and editing activities both online and for several publications, such as the International Bremen Film Conference book series, publications and the online journal

Research interests

   | Film Aesthetics and Health
   | Aesthetic Education
   | Experimental Cinema

Research projects

since 2015: „Aesthetic Dimensions of Mental Illness. How Mental Disorders Are Audio-visually Constructed by Contemporary Auteur Films” (doctoral project)

2011–13: „Living Archive. Archive Work as a Contemporary Artistic and Curatorial Practice“, Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art e.V., Berlin, in co-operation with British Film Institute, London (student co-worker)

2010–12: „homo debilis. Dis/ability in Pre-Modern Societies“, Institute for History Studies, University of Bremen (student assistant)


   | German Society of Media Studies (GfM - Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft)
   | NNMHR - Northern Network for Medical Humanities
   | Research Lab „Film, Media Art and Popular Culture“ (Prof. Dr. W. Pauleit)


(Selection of English spoken talks)

29.06.2018: "Taking the 'Scenic' Route. Values of Authorial Wrong Tracks in Discontinuous Fictional Illness Narratives", GCSC-Workshop "Rhetorics of Health and Illness. (Dis-)Continuous Minds, Bodies, and Narratives", Justus-Liebig-University Gießen.

28.11.2017: „The Aesthetic Dimension of Mental Illness. Werner Herzog’s My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done”, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada.

2.10.2017: „Caligari – Dr. Unrath – M. Types of Madness in Weimar Cinema“, part of the class “A Short History of German Film”, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada.

19.1.2013: „Why Do We Go to Movies? An Interactive Documentary Project“, 18th International Bremen Film Conference: Spectators? Between Cinema and Social Networks, City46/ Kommunalkino Bremen, Germany, together with E. Ebel and S. Odorico.


Filme für den Eimer. Das Experimentalkino von Klaus Telscher / Bin Films. Klaus Telscher's Experimental Cinema. Stuttgart: ibidem 2017.

"Die Experimentalfilme von Klaus Telscher im Kontext der deutschen Filmgeschichte" / "Klaus Telscher's Experimental Films in the Context of German Film History." ffk-journal 29:2 (2017): 127-143.

"Annotated Bibliography on Riddles of the Sphinx." Laura Mulvey / Peter Wollen. Riddles of the Sphinx + Amy!, eds. Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art; British Film Institute, Berlin/London: Filmgalerie 451, 2013 [critical-historical DVD edition, booklet text in English and German].

Social Justice, Blood Donation, and Gay Rights.Anthology of Social Justice and Intersectional Feminisms 1, ed. Katrina Sark (2018): 25–27.