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.
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 ORF.at (Österreichischer Rundfunk). He was editor of the film journal FLIM – Zeitschrift für Filmkultur.
His texts have been published in English, German, Hungarian, and Korean.