Prof. Richard Dyer, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Summer Term 2018

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Having lectured very widely in Europe, North America and Australia, Prof. Richard Dyer held professorships in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London and at the University of Warwick. He was Professorial Fellow at the University of St. Andrews and a Fellow of the British Academy. His work has focused on issues of Entertainment and Representation, the relationship between them and includes pioneered work on Musicals, Stars, Lesbian and Gay Cinema and Culture, Critical Whiteness and Popular European Cinema as well as writing books on Pastiche, Music and Film, Serial Killing and the films Brief Encounter, Seven and La Dolce Vita.


Areas of Expertise

  • Entertainment
  • Representation
  • Stars
  • Lesbian and Gay Cinema Culture
  • Critical Whiteness Studies


Course, Lecture and Workshop as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor

Melodrama: Music and Queer Desire
Compact Course with Prof. Dr. Eva Warth, Institute of Media Studies of the Ruhr University Bochum

8 June, 2 to 6 p.m., 15 June – 16 June and 6 July – 7 July, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Room: GABF 04/611


The Aesthetics of Marginality: Blacks and Queers and La Dolce Vita
Inaugural Lecture at the Colloquium "Medien│Denken" of the Institute of Media Studies

5 June 2018, 6 p.m. (s.t.), Room: GABF 04/611


La Dolce Vita as Documentary
Workshop for the DFG Graduate School "Das Dokumentarische   Exzess und Entzug" at the Ruhr University Bochum

6 June 2018, 10 a.m.   2 p.m., Venue: Universitätsstraße 105, Room: EG 014


Selected Publications

Dyer, Richard. 2002. The Culture of Queers. London, New York: Routledge.

Dyer, Richard. 1997. White. London, New York: Routledge.

Dyer, Richard. 1992. Only Entertainment. London, New York: Routledge.

Dyer, Richard, and Paul McDonald. 1979. Stars. London: British Film Institute.



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