In contrast to the type of media studies that originally focused predominantly on the social sciences and journalism, Media Studies in Konstanz is primarily dedicated to its cultural studies and humanities setting. In this context, medium and mediality become observable as conditions of possibility of artistic, textual, technical and instrumental forms of the construction of perception as well as approaches to reality in and between cultures. Consequently, the subject areas covered by teaching and research are the history, theory and analysis of images, literary texts, film, television as well as the internet in its various manifestations. Intermedial relationships between different media, the increasing hybridization of media in the context of an augmented or mixed reality and generally the role of media in the production of culture are the questions taking centre stage.

Christiane Trenker-Reichert
Room H 114
Phone:  +49 7531 88-2448
Fax:  +49 7531 88-5271

Postal address:
University of Konstanz
Department of Literature, Art and Media Studies
Media Studies Office
Box 157
78457 Konstanz