Lecturer

Verena von Eicken is a lecturer at the School of Film & Television. She was awarded her PhD in Theatre, Film and Television from the University of York in 2015, where she also taught film and television studies.

Her research interests include contemporary German cinema, gender and film, representations of the past in film and television and the figure of the film actor as both performer and star.

Verena is currently writing a book based on her PhD research, entitled The German Actress - Performing 'Germanness' from Marlene Dietrich to Nina Hoss. Her recent publications include the chapter German-Turkish Identity in Fatih Akin’s Head-On: Transgressing Gender Boundaries, Redefining Home and Belonging, in Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging (De Guyter, 2015) and the journal article Masculinity in Crisis? - What a Man (2011) and the German 'relationship comedy', New Cinemas 12: 1+2, pp. 79–96 (2004).

Contact details

Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
2015 PhD in Film Studies University of York
2010 MA in Cinema, Television and Society University of York
2008 BA in Arts and Culture Maastricht University

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Contemporary German Cinema 
  • Gender and Film 
  • Representations of the Past in Film and Television
  • Film Acting
  • Film and Television Genres

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

Article

Von Eicken, Verena ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7773-848X (2014) Masculinity in Crisis? – What a Man (2011) and the German 'relationship comedy'. New Cinemas, 12 (1+2). pp. 76-96. ISSN 14742756
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Book Section

Von Eicken, Verena ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7773-848X (2015) German-Turkish Identity in Fatih Akin’s Head-On: Transgressing Gender Boundaries, Redefining Home and Belonging. In: Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging. De Gruyter, Amsterdam and Boston, pp. 479-497. ISBN 978-3-11-040861-4
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Conference or Workshop Item

Von Eicken, Verena ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7773-848X (2016) Katja Riemann Intro_KCL Event_Verena von Eicken. In: An Evening with Katja Riemann, 17 May 2016, King's College London. Item availability may be restricted.
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Teaching

Areas of teaching

  • Genre
  • British Television
  • Gender and Film

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Film