Virtual Symposium „Animation & Politics in a Globalized World“ (October 28-29)

We are inviting our colleagues, practitioners and interested researchers to our 2-day online symposium „Animation & Politics in a Globalized World“ (October 28–29, 2021).

In the symposium, speakers from across the world will present their research and their art works on animation and politics. We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers Eric Herhuth and Esther Leslie. The event is organized by Dr. Erwin Feyersinger (Universität Tübingen), Andrea Polywka (Philipps-Universität Marburg), and Dr. Maike Sarah Reinerth (Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Potsdam). It is hosted by AG Animation (a SIG of the German Society for Media Studies), the DFG-Network Animation and Contemporary Media Culture, and the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Potsdam, and sponsored by the Documentary SIG of the Society for Animation Studies (SAS).

Program (all times CEST)

Thursday, October 28, 2021



Artistic Research, Animation & Global Politics


Alisi Telengut (Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF): Re-Animating Animism

Rand Beiruty (Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF): Animating Violence Against Women: A Practice-Based Study on the Representation of Child Marriage and Domestic Violence in Animated Documentaries

Perspectives on Geographical and Educational Aspects


Eric Wilkinson (McGill University): Bob and Margaret: The Limits of Canadian Content

Naima Alam (Universität Tübingen): Explaining Female Health with Animation

Guglielmo Scafirimuto (Université de Paris Nanterre): The Animated World of Migration: From Educational Video to Autobiography

Interactive Panel on Animation Politics & Globalization




Eric Herhuth (Tulane University): Troublesome Figures: Animation, Conscience, Psychomachia


Friday, October 29, 2021



Esther Leslie (Birkbeck): In Colourful Reflection We Have Digital Life: On Animation’s Contemporary Appearance on Our Globe

Current Research on Animation, Politics & Contemporary Media Culture


Presentations by two members of the DFG-Network, Jana Rogoff and Maike Sarah Reinerth


Please register at
You can also send a short registration email to ed.noitamina-ganull@1202muisopmys.
Please register until October 26, 2021.