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), co-director of the Research Center for Animation and Emerging Media, and a PI of the Center for Rhetorical Science Communication Research on Artificial Intelligence (RHET AI).

University of Tübingen
Media Studies
Wilhelmstr. 50
Room 208
D-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 artificial intelligence, on data visualization, and on science communication.

Current projects:
RHET AI – Center for Rhetorical Science Communication Research on Artificial Intelligence
AniVision: Animation in Ephemeral Films from Austria, East & West Germany between 1945 and 1989: A Combined Film Analysis and Computer Vision Approach

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 is founder and co-coordinator of AG Animation (Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft).   

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.

Main Publications