Dr. phil. habil. Marcus Stiglegger ist an der Dekra Hochschule für Medien Professor für Film und Fernsehen sowie Vizepräsident der DEKRA Hochschule für Medien

Prof. Dr. Marcus Stiglegger

Dr. phil. habil.
Professor für Film und Fernsehen
Vizepräsident der DEKRA Hochschule für Medien

Studium der Ethnologie, Film- und Theaterwissenschaft in Mainz; Dissertation zum Thema Geschichte, Film und Mythos (Sadiconazista, Hagen: Eisenhut 2014, 3. Auflage.); Habilitation zum Thema Seduktionstheorie des Films (Ritual & Verführung, Berlin: Bertz + Fischer 2006); Publikationen (Auswahl): Kurosawa. Die Ästhetik des langen Abschieds (München: Edition Text + Kritik 2015), Verdichtungen. Ikonologie und Mythologie populärer Kultur (Hagen: Eisenhut 2014), Handbuch Filmgenres (Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2018).

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CV Prof. Dr. Marcus Stiglegger

Marcus Stiglegger, Phd, was born in 1971, is a lecturer of film studies at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany, International Film School of Cologne, Germany, and Clemson University, SC, USA. He studied film studies, cultural anthropology, philosophy and theatre & performance studies in Mainz.

In 1999 he published his doctor’s thesis on the subject of politics and sexuality in the Italian cinema of the 70ies (‘Sadiconazista’, 2nd ed.) focussing on the sadomasochistic tendencies in filmy by Liliana Cavani, Lina Wertmueller, Pier Paolo Pasolini etc. 

Stiglegger has published several books on film history and film aesthetics both as a writer and as an editor. His publications include books on the Nouvelle vague (2006), Western (2003), War films (2006), Pop and cinema (2004), international Film auteurs (2000), the cinema of extremes (2002), the films of Abel Ferrara (2000) among others.

In 2007 his main work ‘Ritual & Seduction’ to date – on a cinematic theory of seduction – was published. Here he uses Baudrillard’s theory of seduction to create a new access to film theory focussing on the seductive aspects of cinema. In his in depths analyses we can find queer film classics like Jean Genet’s UN CHANT D’AMOUR, Fassbinder’s QUERELLE, Verhoeven’s BASIC INSTINCT, and many more.

In addition he regularly contributes to film conferences national and international (Chile in 2001, Japan in 2002). He is a member of the international film critic association FIPRESCI and regularly writes for the German magazines Filmdienst, epd Film Testcard, Screenshot, Splatting Image and his own cultural magazine :Ikonen:, which he founded in 2002.

:Ikonen: is a cross-media magazine on extreme and queer art and life style, featuring artists like Monika Treut, Maria Beatty, Julia Ostertag, David Wood of Torture garden/London, etc.

International articles appear in the magazines Kinoeye (USA), Paradoxa (USA) and Eyeball (UK) as well as in several books: Steven Jay Schneiders (ed.), Fear without Frontiers, 2003; Stephen Thrower (ed.): Eyeball Compendium, 2003; Steffen Hantke (ed.): Caligari’s Heirs, 2007).