Screenplay as modernist experiment: Writing silent films in France, Germany and Russia
Alexandra Ksenofontova received a diploma cum laude in German philology from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2012 and has been granted a scholarship to work on her diploma thesis at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She completed her second MA in literary studies, philosophy and aesthetics in 2016 at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) with a thesis on early screenwriting in Germany. In the meantime, she has worked as freelance interpreter, journalist, news editor and German teacher. She is currently working on her Ph.D. project on the comparative history of silent screenwriting in France, Germany and Russia.
SoSe 2017 - Transmediale und medienspezifische Konzepte in der neueren Narratologie
"Screenplay in dialogue with German literature of 1920s: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Waxworks, and The New Year’s Eve." The 9th Annual Conference of the Screenwriting Research Network: "Screenwriting Between Artistic Freedom & Norms." Leeds, UK, Leeds Beckett University (in partnership with Leeds University), 08.-10.09.2016.
"Present Tense in Contemporary Novels. Narrating Female Identities." Jahrestagung der Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule: "Fabrics of Time." Freie Universität Berlin, 29.-30.09.2017.
Summer School "The Rhetoric(s) of Literary Studies." Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule / Freie Universität Berlin, 23.–30. 7. 2017.
(forthcoming) Masterclass with Martin Puchner "The ‘isms’ of the 20thcentury Avant-Gardes." Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule / Freie Universität Berlin, 02.-04.07.2018.