Institute of Media Studies

Dr. Erwin Feyersinger

Erwin Feyersinger is a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Susanne Marschall's team (Chair of Film, Television and Audiovisual Media).

University of Tübingen
Media Studies
Wilhelmstr. 50
Room 208
72074 Tübingen

+49 (0) 7071 29-78444

Office-hours by appointment


Erwin Feyersinger’s research focuses on audiovisual media, especially on animation, on live-action film, on television, on pre-cinematic moving images, and on data visualization.

Curriculum Vitae

Erwin Feyersinger studied Applied Linguistics and Media Studies at the University of Innsbruck. He has received two awards for his dissertation Metalepsis in Animation: Paradoxical Transgressions of Ontological Levels, the Award of Excellence from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research and the Roland Faelske-Preis from the University of Hamburg and the Roland Faelske Foundation. From 2008 to 2015, he served as a researcher and postdoctoral researcher in the Department of American Studies at the University of Innsbruck. In 2011, he was a Distinguished Guest Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS), University of Notre Dame.

He has contributed to film projects, including the children’s film Es ist ein Elch entsprungen. He has produced in-game cutscenes for the computer game Avencast – Rise of the Mage. He was a film journalist for (Österreichischer Rundfunk). He was editor of the film journal FLIM – Zeitschrift für Filmkultur.

His texts have been published in English, German, Hungarian, and Korean.

Other Academic Activities

Founder and coordinator of AG Animation (GfM – Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft)

Member of the editorial board of Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Main Publications

Feyersinger, E. (2017). Metalepsis in Animation: Paradoxical Transgressions of Ontological Levels. Heidelberg: Winter.

Feyersinger, E., & Reinerth, M. (Eds.). (2013). Animationsfilm [Special issue]. Montage AV – Zeitschrift für Theorie und Geschichte audiovisueller Kommunikation, 22(2). Marburg: Schüren.

Feyersinger, E. (2013). Von sich streckenden Strichen und hüpfenden Hühnern: Erkundungen des Kontinuums zwischen Abstraktion und Realismus. Montage AV, 22(2), 33–44.

Feyersinger, E. (2012). The Conceptual Integration Network of Metalepsis. In R. Schneider & M. Hartner (Eds.), Blending and the Study of Narrative (Narratologia 34, pp. 173–198). Berlin: de Gruyter.

Feyersinger, E. (2011). The (Meta-)Metareferential Turn in Animation. In W. Wolf, K. Bantleon, & J. Thoss (Eds.), The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media: Forms, Functions, Attempts at Explanation (pp. 445–462). Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Feyersinger, E. (2011). Metaleptic TV Crossovers. In K. Kukkonen & S. Klimek (Eds.), Metalepsis in Popular Culture, (Narratologia 28, pp. 127–157). Berlin: de Gruyter.

Feyersinger, E. (2010). Diegetic Short Circuits: Metalepsis in Animation. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 5(3), 279–294.

Feyersinger, E. (2009). Bringing Life to Everyday Objects: Ambige Zeichengeflechte in Jan Švankmajers Objektanimation. Poetica, 41(3-4), 427–454.