Annie Ring, The Lives of Others (book launch and lecture)

New book launch and lecture: The Lives of Others (dir. von Donnersmarck, 2006). Politics, aesthetics, surveillance

Thursday 9 March 2023, 1pm-2pm, ADH Conference Room

Annie Ring is Associate Professor of German and Film in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society at University College London, UK. Her research focuses on German and comparative film, literature and philosophy. This new book talk will include a close analysis of the award-winning German film The Lives of Others, with clips and still images, as part of wider launch celebrations for the new book she is speaking about today, The Lives of Others, BFI Film Classics. Annie Ring is also the author of the monograph After the Stasi, Bloomsbury 2015, paperback 2017, and  co-editor of two books published with colleagues in Denmark and the US: Architecture and Control, Brill 2018, Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data, MIT Press 2021, which is coming out in Chinese translation this year, and the forthcoming Citational Media: Counter-Archives and Technology in Contemporary Visual Culture, edited by Annie with her colleague in London Lucy Bollington, due to be published this October with MHRA Legenda Visual Cultures. She sits on the editorial board of Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory and the steering group of the UK’s German Screen Studies Network. She received a prestigious Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship to work on the book she is currently writing, on German cinema, surveillance and ‘the digital’.

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