Yvonne Spielmann


  • University of the West of Scotland and Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Job Title:

  • Chair of New Media



  • ISEA2009

    Chair of New Media at The University of the West of Scotland, previously Professor of Visual Media Braunschweig School of Art. In 2007 she was also Guest Professor at Free University Berlin. She is author of the German language monographs ‘Eine Pfutze in bezug aufs Mehr. Avantgarde’ (Avant-Garde) (1991), ‘Intermedialitat. Das System Peter Greenaway’ (Intermediality. The System of Peter Greenway) (1998), and ‘Video. Das reflexive Medium’ (2005). The English edition ‘Video. The Reflexive Medium’ is published with MIT Press, 2008. She is currently writing a new book on hybridity in digital media.
    Research grants and fellowships include the Getty Center (1989/90), The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University (2000/2001), The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study & Conference Center (2002), The Daniel Langlois Foundation 2003 and 2004), the Japan Foundation (2005), the National University of Singapore (2007), The Royal Society of Edinburgh (2008), and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (2009).


    Education: Study in German Literature, Philosophy and American Studies. Ph.D. (1989) with a dissertation on the concept of the avant-garde. In 1997 qualification as univer­sity lecturer with a postdoctoral thesis (habilitation) on the aesthetics of the interrelation of media images.Teaching appointments:film studies at the Free University of Berlin; media studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and the University of Konstanz, Germany. Fellowships and Grants: fellow at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica. Pre- and postdoctoral fel­lowships from the universites of Hannover and Konstanz. Grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG).Organizer of two international conferences: one on the avant-garde (1989), the other on the exchange of different arts and media (1991). In preparation: international conference on the interrelation of media images and images in media to be held in April 1998 at the University of Siegen, Germany. Publications: Articles and essays on experiment and avant-garde in film, fine arts, and electronic media, history and theory of visual media, aesthetic theroy, media history and theory, the interrelation of media in visual culture. books in German: Arts and Politics of the Avant-garde (editor), Frankfurt/Main 1989; The concept of the Avant-Garde, Frankfurt/Main 1991; Aesthetic Theory of intermedia (forth­coming). Currently Assistant Professor in media studies, Dept. of Art History at the University of Siegen, and Dept. of Media Studies at the University of Konstanz.


Current Location:

  • DE