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Martin Doll

Fellow 08-10

Media Studies / Kulturwissenschaften


Martin Doll started his career as an editor and journalist for German public TV. Later he studied Drama/Theatre/Media (Applied Theatre Studies) in Gießen and wrote his dissertation in Media Studies on „Forgeries as Practical and Immanent Criticism“. He taught as Guest Lecturer at the University of Gießen and Frankfurt, and was Research Fellow within the PhD programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG) "Zeiterfahrung und ästhetische Wahrnehmung" at Goethe University in Frankfurt. He currently prepares a research project on ‘media and community’ with a focus on literary and social utopias in the 19th century.

ICI Project (2008-10)

Medien der Gemeinschaft

My project will analyze concepts of 'community' and their tensile connections to the advent of historically 'new' electronic media. How, I will ask, do structures of communication affect structures of political participation, and visa versa? In trying to answer this question, the project aims to unearth 'past futures' that have been consigned to the trash heap of history and to reevaluate their place in the history of political thought, as well as their potential today. The project is especially concerned with seemingly marginal discourses like, for example, journalistic texts, which neither entered the media studies canon nor lead to the birth of generally accepted concepts like 'the network'. Thus the project aims to shed light on the tensions between a whole range of discursively constructed dualisms within the gravitational fields of social actors, imagined collective subjects and media devices: e.g. collectivization/particularization, participation/exclusion, centralization/decentralization, unilaterality/multilaterality, authority/anarchism, control/freedom, economy/gift...


since 2011 Postdoctoral research fellow within the ATTRACT research project »Aesthetical Figurations of the Political« at University of Luxembourg

2009-2010 Guest lecturer for media history/theory at Goethe-University Frankfurt

2008 Goethe-University Frankfurt, PhD in Media Studies (title of the dissertation: "Forgeries and Fakes as Practical and Immanent Criticism" [Fälschungen und Fakes als praktisch-immanente Diskurskritik])

2008-2009 Guest lecturer for media history/theory at Goethe-University Frankfurt

2003-2006 Research Fellowship from the German DFG within the PhD programme "Zeiterfahrung und ästhetische Wahrnehmung"

2001 University of Gießen, Diploma in Applied Theatre Studies

2000 -2006 Guest lecturer for video editing and video aesthetics at Gießen University

1996-2001 University of Gießen, Applied Theatre Studies (Drama/Theatre/Media)

since 1996 Freelance On Air Promotion Producer for ARD and HR (German Public Broadcasting)

1992-1995 Saarländischer Rundfunk, apprenticeship film and video editor


1999-2002 Member of the performance art group 'Drei Wolken' (Director and performer i.a. for projects at the German Pavillon at Expo2000 Hannover, 2000 Cutting Edge-Price for new theatre)

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