MemberMelanie Le Forestier

… Supervisors: Pierre Molinier and Claire Chatelet
Jury: Alain Kiyindou, Bruno Ollivier, Pierre Molinier and Claire Chatelet

2010. M.A. in Performing Arts and Communication obtained at the University of Toulouse 2

Dissertation title: An Independent Indian Cinema: A Comparative Study of a Transnational Cinema Between Diasporic and Non Diasporic Filmmakers.
Supervisor: Claire Chatelet

MemberNishi Pulugurtha

I am Associate Professor and Head, Department of English, Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College.  My Ph. D was on Coleridge’s poetry from the University of Calcutta.I have  completed two projects – on poetry written in English in nineteenth century Bengal and on diaspora poetry. I am now working on my third project on understanding cultural practices in Telugu films that deal with the diaspora.  I have an Associateship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. My research areas are British Romantic literature, Postcolonial literature, Indian writing in English, literature of the diaspora and film. I have presented papers at national and international conferences in India and abroad and has published in refereed international and national journals. I also write on Alzhenimer’s and travel.

MemberKumkum Sangari

Kumkum Sangari is the William F. Vilas Research Professor of English and the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

She has been a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi; a Visiting Fellow at Yale University, Delhi University and Jadavpur University; and a Visiting Professor at University of Chicago,  Central European University, University of London (SOAS), University of Erfurt and Ambedkar University. 

Dr. Sangari has published extensively on British, American and Indian literature, the gendering of  South Asian medieval devotional traditions, nationalist figures such as M.K.Gandhi, Bombay cinema, televisual memory,  feminist art practice, and several contemporary gender issues such as personal law, widow immolation, domestic labour,  the beauty industry, son selection, commercial surrogacy,  and communal violence. 

She is the author of Solid Liquid: A transnational reproductive formation (2015) and Politics of the Possible: Essays on Gender, History, Narratives, Colonial English (1999). 

She has co-edited several books including Recasting Women and, most recently, has edited Arc Silt Dive: The Works of Sheba Chhachhi (2016)  and Trace Retrace: Paintings, Nilima Sheikh (2013).

MemberClaus Tieber

…er, in: Rock and Pop in the Movies: Online: (27.8.2015)


Only The Strong Survive, in: Rock and Pop in the Movies: Online: (27.8.2015)

Focus Bollywood. Indian cinema in scientific discourses, A Summary. in: English and American Studies in German. Summaries of Theses and Monographs. A Supplement to Anglia. (Meyer, Paul Georg, Hg.) Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 2010


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Principle investigator of several research projects. Habilitation (post-doc thesis) about the history of the American screenplay (Schreiben für Hollywood. Das Drehbuch im Studiosystem. Münster et al: Lit Verlag 2008), Publications about storytelling in silent cinema (Stummfilmdramaturgie. Erzählweisen des amerikanischen Feature Films 1917 – 1927. Münster et al: Lit Verlag 2011), Hindi cinema and filmmusic. Teaches film studies at universities in Vienna, Brno, Kiel and Salamanca