Last Name
Aidan Power
Fachbereich 9: Kulturwissenschaften
Institute for Art History - Film Studies - Art Education; ZeMKI
Film and Media studies
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Member in the ZeMKI Lab: "Film, Media Art and Popular Culture"

Aidan Power is a Research Fellow at Universität Bremen, where he works on science fiction cinema and film studies. Prior to coming to Bremen, he worked at University College Cork, Ireland, from where he graduated with a PhD in Film Studies in 2012 with a doctoral thesis entitled: “Continental Drifts: Movement, Margins and Transition in 21st Century European Cinema.” Dr Power has published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and is an editor and co-founder of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media.

Research interests

Science fiction, Travel and mobility in film, Identity politics in cinema.

  • NECS: European Network for Cinema and Media Studies
  • SCMS: Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft
  1. “Panic on the Streets of London: Tourism and British Dystopian Cinema”, Science Fiction Film and Television. 7.1 (2014), pp. 77-98.
  2. “Mobilising the East: Some Notes on Robert Guédiguian’s Le voyage en Arménie”, Annali Online Lettere. 8:1 (2013), pp. 176-189.
  3. Review of Edgerton, Gary R. (ed), Mad Men: Dream Come True TV, in Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media. 5 (Summer 2013).
  4. “Dance me to the end of love: Community and Impending Doom in Michael Haneke’s Das Weiße Band and John Ford’s west”, Studies in European Cinema. 9: 2-3 (2012), pp. 109-121.
  5. “Issue 4 Editorial”, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media. “Open Issue”, 4 (Winter 2012).
  6. “Invasion of the Brit-snatchers: National Identity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema.” Leggott, James and Tobias Hochsherf (eds). British Science Fiction Film and Television: Critical Essays, London: McFarland, 2011, pp. 143-155.
  7. “Issue Editors’ Note”, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media. “European Cinema: Transnational, Transcultural, Transmedial”, 1 (Summer 2011), pp. 1-3.
  8. Review of Loshitzky, Yosefa, Screening Strangers: Migration and Diaspora in Contemporary European Cinema, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media. 1 (Summer 2011).
  9. “Overheating the Melting Pot: Cultural Compositions in the Cinema of Michael Haneke.” Birmingham Journal for Europe. 1 (2010).