Institute of Media Studies

Vanessa Ossa

Vanessa Ossa, born 1981, is a research associate at the Collaborative Research Unit 923 "Threatened Order - Societies under Stress" in the sub-project G07 "Media Reflections after the Attacks of '9/11'"

University of Tübingen
Collaborative Research Center 923 "Threatened Order - Societies under Stress"
Keplerstraße 2, Room 085
D-72074 Tübingen

Phone: +49 (0) 7071 29-77509
Email: vanessa.ossaspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Profile

Vanessa Ossa is interested in transmedial storytelling in comic, film, television and computer games as well as connected participatory practices. Currently her research at the Collaborative Research Centre 923 "Threatened Order - Societies under Stress" is concerned with media representations of the "War on Terror".

Curriculum Vitae

Following an education as a film, photography, and multimedia professional, Vanessa Ossa worked for several film and television productions. From 2011 to 2016, she studied Media Culture, Media Economics, and Sociology at the University of Cologne and earned a Master’s Degree in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Washington University in St. Louis. Since September 2016, she works as a research associate at the Collaborative Research Centre 923 "Threatened Order—Societies under Stress" of the University of Tübingen.

Event Organization

"Mediality and Politics of Emotions", with Ernst Henning Peters, Klaus Sachs-Hombach, Monique Scheer, David Scheu, Georg Schild, Jan-Noël Thon und Anne Ulrich, workshop at the CRC 923 "Threatened Order - Societies under Stress", University of Tübingen, October 2016.

"Participate! Participative Practices in Games – Methodological Challenges", with Jun.-Prof Dr. Benjamin Beil and Dr. Pablo Abend, the conference was part of the project "Modding and Editor-Games. Participative Practices of Mediatized Worlds" of the DFG Priority Program "Mediatized Worlds", University of Cologne, April 2016.

"Recycling and Rebirth: Adaptation, Continuity and Transfer", Annual Graduate Student Symposium. International Symposium of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, March 2015.

Talks

"Unreliable Character Identities Across Media: The Sleeper Agent as Character Type." Paper presented March 24 at the Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, Lexington, Kentucky.

"Selbstreflexivität und Fankultur." Paper presented March 2, 2017 at the workshop "Formen der Selbstreflexivität im Medium Comic" of the AG Comicforschung of the Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GfM), Cologne.

"Metalepse und Partizipationskultur." Paper presented December 10, 2016 at the conference "Praktiken medialer Transformationen: Übertragungen in und aus dem digitalen Raum" of the LFF research association "Translating and Framing. Practices of Medial Transformations", Hamburg.

“It’s All in Her Head: Media and Madness in About:Kate.” Paper presented June 16, 2016 at the Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, Amsterdam.

“Die Wiedergeburt des Fernsehens? Narrative Strukturen im digitalen Zeitalter.“ Paper presented March 21, at the Annual Graduate Student Symposium “Recycling and Rebirth: Adaptation, Continuity and Transfer” of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

“Frank Miller’s Holy Terror: The Mythologies of Terror within a Culture of Images.” Paper presented October 18, 2014 at the 17th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Student Philosophy Conference "Fear" of the Department of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.