Dr Michael Bachmann

  • Senior Lecturer (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)

telephone: 0141 330 6129
email: Michael.Bachmann@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 329, Gilmorehill Halls, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5622-2719

Biography

I joined Theatre Studies at Glasgow in January 2015. Before coming to Scotland, I was Junior Professor for Theatre and Comparative Media Studies at the University of Mainz, Germany (2010-2014). I have also taught theatre and performance studies at the Universities of Cologne, Berne and Vienna. In Berne I was a Visiting Scholar at what is now the Walter Benjamin Kolleg for interdisciplinary studies (2009). At Vienna, I held a Visiting Professorship for the Historiography and Theory of Theatre (2011). My PhD is in Performance and Media Studies (Mainz).

Research interests

I am a theatre and media historian, with a focus on the nineteenth and twentieth century and on contemporary European performance. My approach to theatre and performance studies is interdisciplinary and comparative. I am specifically interested in cross-media dramaturgies as well as in the relationship of theatre and performance to other art forms and institutions (including radio, film, literature, museums/archives, legal discourse and the digital).

My first book – Der abwesende Zeuge (2010) – was on witnessing and Holocaust representation, analysing testimony as a performative rather than representational mode of discourse in literature, film, radio plays, comics and theatre. My second book, forthcoming in 2021, is on dramaturgies of interiority since the 1800s. It looks at how the notion of inwardness became a central feature of defining the European subject and how this has shaped – and in turn was shaped by – dramaturgical conventions across a variety of media.

Other research interests include radio drama/sound art, puppet and object theatre, digital performance and museum/archival studies, and I have published widely in these fields. For more information see the list of publications.

Publications

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2020

Bachmann, M. (2020) German radio drama and the 'cultural formation' of interiority. In: Davis, T. C. and Marx, P. W. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography. Series: Routledge companions (19). Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 167-185. ISBN 9781138575516 (doi:10.4324/9781351271721-10)

Bachmann, M. (2020) [Review of] Birgit E. Wiens, ed. 'Contemporary Scenography: Practices and Aesthetics in German Theatre, Arts and Design.' London: Methuen Drama, 2019. 248 p. £75.00. ISBN: 978-1-350-06447-8. New Theatre Quarterly, 36(2), p. 196. (doi: 10.1017/S0266464X20000329)[Book Review]

Bachmann, M. (2020) Politik als Spiel? "Tage des Verrats" in Zeiten von Trump und Brexit = Playing Politics? 'Farragut North' in the Age of Trump and Brexit. In: Motzki, B. (ed.) Tage des Verrats (Programmheft). Staatstheater Mainz: Mainz, pp. 15-17.

Bachmann, M. (2020) Spiel-Regelung: 'Eins-zu-Eins-Theater' und die Algorithmen partizipativer Performance = Rules of the Game: One-on-One-Theatre and the algorithms of participatory performance. In: Otto, U. (ed.) Algorithmen des Theaters: Ein Arbeitsbuch. Alexander Verlag: Berlin, pp. 165-184. ISBN 9783895815287

Bachmann, M. and Vonderau, A. (Eds.) (2020) Europa - Spiel ohne Grenzen? Zur künstlerischen und kulturellen Praxis eines politischen Projekts = Europe - Games Without Frontiers? A Political Project in Cultural and Aesthetic Practice. Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft. transcript: Bielefeld. ISBN 9783837627374

Bachmann, M. (2020) Einleitung. In: Bachmann, M. and Vonderau, A. (eds.) Europa - Spiel ohne Grenzen? Zur künstlerischen und kulturellen Praxis eines politischen Projekts. Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft (33). transcript: Bielefeld, pp. 7-11. ISBN 9783837627374

2019

Bachmann, M. (2019) Hassmonologe: Die Stimme des Anderen im zeitgenössischen Dokumentartheater und -film = Monologues of hate: The voice of the other in documentary theatre and film. Der Deutschunterricht, 71(5), pp. 32-42.

2018

Bachmann, M. (2018) Not out of context: Eric Magassa's 'The Lost' series. Notes: Letters to Photography, 4, pp. 4-15.

2017

Bachmann, M. (2017) Ambivalent pasts: colonial history and the theatricalities of ethnographic display. Theatre Journal, 69(3), pp. 299-319. (doi: 10.1353/tj.2017.0043)

Bachmann, M. (2017) Hip-hop dance vs Donald Trump: how robot moves just got political. Conversation, 16 Aug.

Bachmann, M. (2017) 'Wenn die Stimmen verhallen' : Holocausterinnerung und die doppelte Abwesenheit der Zeugen = ['When the voices die away' : Holocaust remembrance and the twofold absence of witnesses]. Semper! Magazin(7), pp. 18-19.

Bachmann, M. (2017) Europa in Bewegung: Romeo Castelluccis 'Tragedia Endogonidia' als europäische Produktion = [Europe in Movement: Romeo Castellucci's 'Tragedia Endogonidia' as a European production]. In: Bloch, N., Heimböckel, D. and Tropper, E. (eds.) Vorstellung Europa - Performing Europe: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Europa im Theater der Gegenwart. Series: Recherchen (131). Theater der Zeit: Berlin, pp. 68-77. ISBN 9783957491015

Bachmann, M. (2017) Objekte der Zeugenschaft: Recht und Versöhnung im Figurentheater = [Testimonial objects: law, justice and reconciliation in puppet theatre]. In: Däumer, M., Kalisky, A. and Schlie, H. (eds.) Über Zeugen: Szenarien von Zeugenschaft und ihre Akteure. Series: Trajekte. Wilhelm Fink: Munich, pp. 81-92. ISBN 9783770557325

2016

Bachmann, M. (2016) Theaters of identity: theatrical discourse and representations of indigeneity in the writings of Gerald Vizenor. In: Banerjee, M. (ed.) Comparative Indigenous Studies. Series: American Studies (268). Winter: Heidelberg, pp. 19-40. ISBN 9783825365752

Bachmann, M. (2016) Julia Pascal, The Dybbuk (1992). In: Reitz, B. (ed.) Das englische Drama und Theater von den Anfängen bis zur Postmoderne. WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag: Trier, pp. 407-411. ISBN 9783868216493

Bachmann, M. (2016) Patrick Marber, Closer (1997). In: Reitz, B. (ed.) Das englische Drama und Theater von den Anfängen bis zur Postmoderne. WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag: Trier, pp. 437-441. ISBN 9783868216493

Bachmann, M. (2016) Spiele mit Zeugen: Zur Gerichtsbarkeit der Bühne im Gegenwartstheater = [Playing with witnesses: on the jurisdiction of the stage in contemporary theatre]. In: Krämer, S. and Schmidt, S. (eds.) Zeugen in der Kunst. Wilhelm Fink: Munich, pp. 211-225. ISBN 9783770560202

Bachmann, M. (2016) Verpuppte Erinnerung: Figuration und Dinglichkeit in theatralen Darstellungen der Shoah = [Puppet memories: figuration and materiality in theatrical representations of the Shoah]. In: Kilchmann, E. (ed.) ArteFrakte: Holocaust und Zweiter Weltkrieg in experimentellen Darstellungsverfahren in Kunst und Literatur. Series: Literatur, Kultur, Geschlecht: Grosse Reihe (70). Boehlau: Cologne, pp. 57-70. ISBN 9783412503451

2015

Bachmann, M. (2015) Gesten des Dokumentarischen zwischen Comic und Film = Documentary gestures in comic and film. In: Ritzer, I. and Schulze, P. W. (eds.) Transmediale Genre-Passagen: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven. Series: Neue Perspektiven der Medienästhetik. Springer VS: Wiesbaden, pp. 237-251. ISBN 9783658094256

Bachmann, M. (2015) Pose, szene, drama: theaterdiskurs und indigene repräsentation in den schriften Gerald Vizenors = [Pose, scene, drama: theatrical discourse and representations of indigeneity in Gerald Vizenor]. In: Banerjee, M., Blätter, A. and Escher, A. (eds.) Re-Ethnisierung, Repräsentation Von Indigenität Und Gelebte Bikulturalität. Series: Intercultural studies (2). Universitaetsverlag Winter: Heidelberg, pp. 59-72. ISBN 9783825365639

Bachmann, M. (2015) Wanna Play? Dries Verhoeven and the Limits of Non-Professional Performance. Performance Paradigm, 11, pp. 88-100.

2014

Bachmann, M. (2014) Hamlet in den Westzonen und der BRD bis zur Wiedervereinigung (1945-1990) = Hamlet productions in West Germany from 1945 to reunification. In: Marx, P. W. (ed.) Hamlet Handbuch: Stoffe, Aneingungen, Deutungen. J.B. Metzler: Stuttgart, pp. 173-190. ISBN 9783476023520

Bachmann, M. (2014) Schauspiel- und Hörspielmusik: Überlegungen zu ihrem Verhältnis am Beispiel von Johan Simons’ ‚bimedialer’ Inszenierung 'Die Perser' (2011) = Music for theatre and for radio plays: Johan Simon's 'bi-medial' staging of 'The Persians'. In: Kramer, U. (ed.) Theater mit Musik. 400 Jahre Schauspielmusik im europäischen Theater. Bedingungen – Strategien – Wahrnehmungen. Series: Mainzer Historische Kulturwissenschaften. transcript: Bielefeld, pp. 431-450. ISBN 9783837624328

Bachmann, M. (2014) Stellvertreter = Encyclopaedia entry on Rolf Hochhuth's play 'The Deputy' and its historical context. In: Diner, D. (ed.) Enzyklopaedie juedischer Geschichte und Kultur. J.B. Metzler: Stuttgart, pp. 586-592. ISBN 9783476025050

2013

Bachmann, M. (2013) Andreas Ammers 'Apocalypse Live': Transmediales Erzählen und Intermediale Situation = Andreas Ammer's radio play 'Apocalypse Live' : transmedial storytelling and intermedial situation. In: Renner, K. N., Hoff, D. v. and Krings, M. (eds.) Medien, Erzählen, Gesellschaft : Transmediales Erzählen im Zeitalter der Medienkonvergenz. Series: Medienkonvergenz / Media Convergence (2). Walter de Gruyter GmbH: Berlin, pp. 19-36. ISBN 9783110264548

Bachmann, M. (2013) Geschichte in der Gegenwart - Freddie Rokem: Geschichte aufführen. Darstellungen der Vergangenheit im Gegenwartstheater = Review of: Freddie Rokem. Performing history [German translation]. Einsicht: Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Instituts, 5(9), p. 95. [Book Review]

Bachmann, M. (2013) Unpast media? Nostalgia and the culture of media convergence. In: Sczcepaniak, R. (ed.) Media Convergence: Approaches and Experiences. Peter Lang: Warsaw, pp. 191-198. ISBN 9783631639788

2012

Kreuder, F., Bachmann, M. , Pfahl, J. and Volz, D. (Eds.) (2012) Theater und Subjektkonstitution: Theatrale Praktiken zwischen Affirmation und Subversion = Theatre and the Making of Subjects: Theatrical Practices between Affirmation and Subversion. transcript: Bielefeld. ISBN 9783837618099

Bachmann, M. (2012) Autobiographical performance and the ethics of memory in Ronnie Burkett's Theatre of Marionettes. In: Berninger, M. and Reitz, B. (eds.) Ethical Debates in Contemporary Theatre and Drama. Series: CDE: Contemporary Drama in English (19). WVT: Trier, pp. 211-225.

Bachmann, M. (2012) Das un-heimliche Subjekt: Szenographien des Wohnens in der Gegenwartskunst (Rachel Whiteread, David Hoffos) = The uncanny subject: scenographies of home in contemporary art (Rachel Whiteread, David Hoffos). In: Kreuder, F., Bachmann, M., Pfahl, J. and Volz, D. (eds.) Theater und Subjektkonstitution: Theatrale Praktiken zwischen Affirmation und Subversion. transcript: Bielefeld, pp. 297-312. ISBN 9783837618099

Bachmann, M. (2012) Dokumentartheater/Dokumentardrama = Documentary Theatre and Drama. In: Marx, P. W. (ed.) Handbuch Drama: Theorie, Analyse, Geschichte. J.B. Metzler: Stuttgart, pp. 305-310. ISBN 9783476023483

Bachmann, M. (2012) Dramatik-Lyrik-Epik: Das Drama im System der literarischen Gattungen = Drama-lyric-epic: the drama in the system of literary genres. In: Marx, P. W. (ed.) Handbuch Drama: Theorie, Analyse, Geschichte. J.B. Metzler: Stuttgart, pp. 52-72. ISBN 9783476023483

Bachmann, M. (2012) Fritz Kortner on the post-war stage: the Jewish actor as a site of memory. In: Nahshon, E. (ed.) Jews and Theater in an Intercultural Context. Series: Brill's series in Jewish studies (46). Brill: Leiden, pp. 197-217. ISBN 9789004227170

Bachmann, M. (2012) Innenräume, Seelenräume = Interiors on stage, spaces of the soul. In: Hesse, P. and Marx, P. W. (eds.) Raum-Maschine Theater: Szene und Architektur. Wienand: Köln, pp. 100-111. ISBN 9783868321432

Bachmann, M. (2012) 'Penthesilea' lesen: Hans Jürgen Syberbergs Kleist-Inszenierungen zwischen Theater, Film und Literatur = Reading 'Penthesilea': Hans Jürgen Syberberg's Kleist Productions between theatre, film and literature. In: Nickel, G. (ed.) Kleists Rezeption. Kleist-Archiv Sembdner: Heilbronn, pp. 95-111.

Bachmann, M. , Kreuder, F., Pfahl, J. and Volz, D. (2012) Vorwort. In: Kreuder, F., Bachmann, M., Pfahl, J. and Volz, D. (eds.) Theater und Subjektkonstitution: Theatrale Praktiken zwischen Affirmation und Subversion = Theatre and the Making of Subjects: Theatrical Practices between Affirmation and Subversion. Series: Theater (33). transcript: Bielefeld, pp. 11-18. ISBN 9783837618099

2011

Bachmann, M. (2011) Altern als Tragödie? Das Alter im Theater = The tragedy of aging? Performing age in the theatre. In: Junginger, T., Bohl, J. R.E., Fellgiebel, A. and Lieb, K. (eds.) Kunst des Alterns. Series: Hippokrates: Medizinische Forschungsergebnisse (87). Verlag Dr. Kovac: Hamburg, pp. 89-100. ISBN 9783830060925

Bachmann, M. (2011) Inszenierte Zeugenschaft: Vom Umgang mit Auschwitz in Theater und Film = Staging testimony: Auschwitz in theatre and film. In: Gall, A. (ed.) Wendezeiten: Historische Zäsuren in Drama und Film. Series: Mainzer Forschungen zu Drama und Theater (44). A. Francke Verlag: Tübingen, pp. 325-346. ISBN 9783772084176

2010

Bachmann, M. (2010) Bilder eines Monologs: Fritz Kortner und der 'Fall Syberberg' = Pictures of a monologue: Frity Kortner and the 'case' of Syberberg. In: Röttger, K. (ed.) Welt-Bild-Theater. Bd. I: Politik des Wissens und der Bilder. Series: Forum Modernes Theater Schriftenreihe (37). Gunter Narr Verlag: Tübingen, pp. 89-102. ISBN 9783823366065

Bachmann, M. (2010) Der abwesende Zeuge: Autorisierungsstrategien in Darstellungen der Shoah = The Absent Witness: Authorizing Strategies in Holocaust Representation. Series: Mainzer Forschungen zu Drama und Theater, 42. Francke: Tübingen. ISBN 9783772083525

Bachmann, M. (2010) Review of: Wolf Gerhard Schmidt. Zwischen Antimoderne und Postmoderne. Das deutsche Theater und Drama der Nachkriegszeit im internationalen Kontext. Forum Modernes Theater, 25(1), pp. 105-107. (doi: 10.1353/fmt.2010.0012)[Book Review]

Bachmann, M. (2010) Theatre and the drama of law: a 'theatrical history' of the Eichmann Trial. Law Text Culture, 14(1), pp. 94-116.

2009

Bachmann, M. (2009) Prolog: Der doppelte Paulus = Robert Borgmann's Pasolini production in the Mainz State Theatre. Spielzeit: Theatermagazin der Mainzer Rhein-Zeitung(5), p. 2.

Kreuder, F. and Bachmann, M. eds. (2009) Politik mit dem Körper: Performative Praktiken in Theater, Medien und Alltagskultur seit 1968 = Body Politics: Performative Practices in Theatre, Media and Everyday Culture since 1968. transcript: Bielefeld. ISBN 9783837612233

Bachmann, M. (2009) (1968) Ein Aufnahmezustand: Klang/Körper und Ideologiekritik im Neuen Hörspiel = State of recording: embodied sound and criticism of ideology in German radio plays around 1968. In: Kreuder, F. and Bachmann, M. (eds.) Politik mit dem Körper: Performative Praktiken in Theater, Medien und Alltagskultur seit 1968. transcript: Bielefeld, pp. 193-208. ISBN 9783837612233

Bachmann, M. (2009) Derrida on film: staging spectral sincerity. In: Alphen, E. v., Bal, M. and Smith, C. (eds.) The Rhetoric of Sincerity. Series: Cultural memory in the present. Stanford University Press: Stanford, CA, pp. 214-229. ISBN 9780804758277

Bachmann, M. (2009) Erinnerungspolitik im Theater: Aus der Bühnengeschichte Anne Franks = Theatre and the Politics of Memory: Staging Anne Frank. Politisches Lernen(1-2), pp. 26-34.

Bachmann, M. (2009) Life, writing, and problems of genre in Elie Wiesel and Imre Kertész. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, 63(1), pp. 79-88.

2008

Bachmann, M. (2008) Taking the place of the witness: Peter Weiss at Auschwitz. In: Kreuder, F. and Schuler, C. (eds.) Hostile Takeovers: On Violence and Media. Tectum: Marburg, pp. 17-24. ISBN 9783828895089

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Articles

Bachmann, M. (2019) Hassmonologe: Die Stimme des Anderen im zeitgenössischen Dokumentartheater und -film = Monologues of hate: The voice of the other in documentary theatre and film. Der Deutschunterricht, 71(5), pp. 32-42.

Bachmann, M. (2018) Not out of context: Eric Magassa's 'The Lost' series. Notes: Letters to Photography, 4, pp. 4-15.

Bachmann, M. (2017) Ambivalent pasts: colonial history and the theatricalities of ethnographic display. Theatre Journal, 69(3), pp. 299-319. (doi: 10.1353/tj.2017.0043)

Bachmann, M. (2017) Hip-hop dance vs Donald Trump: how robot moves just got political. Conversation, 16 Aug.

Bachmann, M. (2017) 'Wenn die Stimmen verhallen' : Holocausterinnerung und die doppelte Abwesenheit der Zeugen = ['When the voices die away' : Holocaust remembrance and the twofold absence of witnesses]. Semper! Magazin(7), pp. 18-19.

Bachmann, M. (2015) Wanna Play? Dries Verhoeven and the Limits of Non-Professional Performance. Performance Paradigm, 11, pp. 88-100.

Bachmann, M. (2010) Theatre and the drama of law: a 'theatrical history' of the Eichmann Trial. Law Text Culture, 14(1), pp. 94-116.

Bachmann, M. (2009) Prolog: Der doppelte Paulus = Robert Borgmann's Pasolini production in the Mainz State Theatre. Spielzeit: Theatermagazin der Mainzer Rhein-Zeitung(5), p. 2.

Bachmann, M. (2009) Erinnerungspolitik im Theater: Aus der Bühnengeschichte Anne Franks = Theatre and the Politics of Memory: Staging Anne Frank. Politisches Lernen(1-2), pp. 26-34.

Bachmann, M. (2009) Life, writing, and problems of genre in Elie Wiesel and Imre Kertész. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, 63(1), pp. 79-88.

Books

Bachmann, M. (2010) Der abwesende Zeuge: Autorisierungsstrategien in Darstellungen der Shoah = The Absent Witness: Authorizing Strategies in Holocaust Representation. Series: Mainzer Forschungen zu Drama und Theater, 42. Francke: Tübingen. ISBN 9783772083525

Kreuder, F. and Bachmann, M. eds. (2009) Politik mit dem Körper: Performative Praktiken in Theater, Medien und Alltagskultur seit 1968 = Body Politics: Performative Practices in Theatre, Media and Everyday Culture since 1968. transcript: Bielefeld. ISBN 9783837612233

Book Sections

Bachmann, M. (2020) German radio drama and the 'cultural formation' of interiority. In: Davis, T. C. and Marx, P. W. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography. Series: Routledge companions (19). Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 167-185. ISBN 9781138575516 (doi:10.4324/9781351271721-10)

Bachmann, M. (2020) Politik als Spiel? "Tage des Verrats" in Zeiten von Trump und Brexit = Playing Politics? 'Farragut North' in the Age of Trump and Brexit. In: Motzki, B. (ed.) Tage des Verrats (Programmheft). Staatstheater Mainz: Mainz, pp. 15-17.

Bachmann, M. (2020) Spiel-Regelung: 'Eins-zu-Eins-Theater' und die Algorithmen partizipativer Performance = Rules of the Game: One-on-One-Theatre and the algorithms of participatory performance. In: Otto, U. (ed.) Algorithmen des Theaters: Ein Arbeitsbuch. Alexander Verlag: Berlin, pp. 165-184. ISBN 9783895815287

Bachmann, M. (2020) Einleitung. In: Bachmann, M. and Vonderau, A. (eds.) Europa - Spiel ohne Grenzen? Zur künstlerischen und kulturellen Praxis eines politischen Projekts. Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft (33). transcript: Bielefeld, pp. 7-11. ISBN 9783837627374

Bachmann, M. (2017) Europa in Bewegung: Romeo Castelluccis 'Tragedia Endogonidia' als europäische Produktion = [Europe in Movement: Romeo Castellucci's 'Tragedia Endogonidia' as a European production]. In: Bloch, N., Heimböckel, D. and Tropper, E. (eds.) Vorstellung Europa - Performing Europe: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Europa im Theater der Gegenwart. Series: Recherchen (131). Theater der Zeit: Berlin, pp. 68-77. ISBN 9783957491015

Bachmann, M. (2017) Objekte der Zeugenschaft: Recht und Versöhnung im Figurentheater = [Testimonial objects: law, justice and reconciliation in puppet theatre]. In: Däumer, M., Kalisky, A. and Schlie, H. (eds.) Über Zeugen: Szenarien von Zeugenschaft und ihre Akteure. Series: Trajekte. Wilhelm Fink: Munich, pp. 81-92. ISBN 9783770557325

Bachmann, M. (2016) Theaters of identity: theatrical discourse and representations of indigeneity in the writings of Gerald Vizenor. In: Banerjee, M. (ed.) Comparative Indigenous Studies. Series: American Studies (268). Winter: Heidelberg, pp. 19-40. ISBN 9783825365752

Bachmann, M. (2016) Julia Pascal, The Dybbuk (1992). In: Reitz, B. (ed.) Das englische Drama und Theater von den Anfängen bis zur Postmoderne. WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag: Trier, pp. 407-411. ISBN 9783868216493

Bachmann, M. (2016) Patrick Marber, Closer (1997). In: Reitz, B. (ed.) Das englische Drama und Theater von den Anfängen bis zur Postmoderne. WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag: Trier, pp. 437-441. ISBN 9783868216493

Bachmann, M. (2016) Spiele mit Zeugen: Zur Gerichtsbarkeit der Bühne im Gegenwartstheater = [Playing with witnesses: on the jurisdiction of the stage in contemporary theatre]. In: Krämer, S. and Schmidt, S. (eds.) Zeugen in der Kunst. Wilhelm Fink: Munich, pp. 211-225. ISBN 9783770560202

Bachmann, M. (2016) Verpuppte Erinnerung: Figuration und Dinglichkeit in theatralen Darstellungen der Shoah = [Puppet memories: figuration and materiality in theatrical representations of the Shoah]. In: Kilchmann, E. (ed.) ArteFrakte: Holocaust und Zweiter Weltkrieg in experimentellen Darstellungsverfahren in Kunst und Literatur. Series: Literatur, Kultur, Geschlecht: Grosse Reihe (70). Boehlau: Cologne, pp. 57-70. ISBN 9783412503451

Bachmann, M. (2015) Gesten des Dokumentarischen zwischen Comic und Film = Documentary gestures in comic and film. In: Ritzer, I. and Schulze, P. W. (eds.) Transmediale Genre-Passagen: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven. Series: Neue Perspektiven der Medienästhetik. Springer VS: Wiesbaden, pp. 237-251. ISBN 9783658094256

Bachmann, M. (2015) Pose, szene, drama: theaterdiskurs und indigene repräsentation in den schriften Gerald Vizenors = [Pose, scene, drama: theatrical discourse and representations of indigeneity in Gerald Vizenor]. In: Banerjee, M., Blätter, A. and Escher, A. (eds.) Re-Ethnisierung, Repräsentation Von Indigenität Und Gelebte Bikulturalität. Series: Intercultural studies (2). Universitaetsverlag Winter: Heidelberg, pp. 59-72. ISBN 9783825365639

Bachmann, M. (2014) Hamlet in den Westzonen und der BRD bis zur Wiedervereinigung (1945-1990) = Hamlet productions in West Germany from 1945 to reunification. In: Marx, P. W. (ed.) Hamlet Handbuch: Stoffe, Aneingungen, Deutungen. J.B. Metzler: Stuttgart, pp. 173-190. ISBN 9783476023520

Bachmann, M. (2014) Schauspiel- und Hörspielmusik: Überlegungen zu ihrem Verhältnis am Beispiel von Johan Simons’ ‚bimedialer’ Inszenierung 'Die Perser' (2011) = Music for theatre and for radio plays: Johan Simon's 'bi-medial' staging of 'The Persians'. In: Kramer, U. (ed.) Theater mit Musik. 400 Jahre Schauspielmusik im europäischen Theater. Bedingungen – Strategien – Wahrnehmungen. Series: Mainzer Historische Kulturwissenschaften. transcript: Bielefeld, pp. 431-450. ISBN 9783837624328

Bachmann, M. (2014) Stellvertreter = Encyclopaedia entry on Rolf Hochhuth's play 'The Deputy' and its historical context. In: Diner, D. (ed.) Enzyklopaedie juedischer Geschichte und Kultur. J.B. Metzler: Stuttgart, pp. 586-592. ISBN 9783476025050

Bachmann, M. (2013) Andreas Ammers 'Apocalypse Live': Transmediales Erzählen und Intermediale Situation = Andreas Ammer's radio play 'Apocalypse Live' : transmedial storytelling and intermedial situation. In: Renner, K. N., Hoff, D. v. and Krings, M. (eds.) Medien, Erzählen, Gesellschaft : Transmediales Erzählen im Zeitalter der Medienkonvergenz. Series: Medienkonvergenz / Media Convergence (2). Walter de Gruyter GmbH: Berlin, pp. 19-36. ISBN 9783110264548

Bachmann, M. (2013) Unpast media? Nostalgia and the culture of media convergence. In: Sczcepaniak, R. (ed.) Media Convergence: Approaches and Experiences. Peter Lang: Warsaw, pp. 191-198. ISBN 9783631639788

Bachmann, M. (2012) Autobiographical performance and the ethics of memory in Ronnie Burkett's Theatre of Marionettes. In: Berninger, M. and Reitz, B. (eds.) Ethical Debates in Contemporary Theatre and Drama. Series: CDE: Contemporary Drama in English (19). WVT: Trier, pp. 211-225.

Bachmann, M. (2012) Das un-heimliche Subjekt: Szenographien des Wohnens in der Gegenwartskunst (Rachel Whiteread, David Hoffos) = The uncanny subject: scenographies of home in contemporary art (Rachel Whiteread, David Hoffos). In: Kreuder, F., Bachmann, M., Pfahl, J. and Volz, D. (eds.) Theater und Subjektkonstitution: Theatrale Praktiken zwischen Affirmation und Subversion. transcript: Bielefeld, pp. 297-312. ISBN 9783837618099

Bachmann, M. (2012) Dokumentartheater/Dokumentardrama = Documentary Theatre and Drama. In: Marx, P. W. (ed.) Handbuch Drama: Theorie, Analyse, Geschichte. J.B. Metzler: Stuttgart, pp. 305-310. ISBN 9783476023483

Bachmann, M. (2012) Dramatik-Lyrik-Epik: Das Drama im System der literarischen Gattungen = Drama-lyric-epic: the drama in the system of literary genres. In: Marx, P. W. (ed.) Handbuch Drama: Theorie, Analyse, Geschichte. J.B. Metzler: Stuttgart, pp. 52-72. ISBN 9783476023483

Bachmann, M. (2012) Fritz Kortner on the post-war stage: the Jewish actor as a site of memory. In: Nahshon, E. (ed.) Jews and Theater in an Intercultural Context. Series: Brill's series in Jewish studies (46). Brill: Leiden, pp. 197-217. ISBN 9789004227170

Bachmann, M. (2012) Innenräume, Seelenräume = Interiors on stage, spaces of the soul. In: Hesse, P. and Marx, P. W. (eds.) Raum-Maschine Theater: Szene und Architektur. Wienand: Köln, pp. 100-111. ISBN 9783868321432

Bachmann, M. (2012) 'Penthesilea' lesen: Hans Jürgen Syberbergs Kleist-Inszenierungen zwischen Theater, Film und Literatur = Reading 'Penthesilea': Hans Jürgen Syberberg's Kleist Productions between theatre, film and literature. In: Nickel, G. (ed.) Kleists Rezeption. Kleist-Archiv Sembdner: Heilbronn, pp. 95-111.

Bachmann, M. , Kreuder, F., Pfahl, J. and Volz, D. (2012) Vorwort. In: Kreuder, F., Bachmann, M., Pfahl, J. and Volz, D. (eds.) Theater und Subjektkonstitution: Theatrale Praktiken zwischen Affirmation und Subversion = Theatre and the Making of Subjects: Theatrical Practices between Affirmation and Subversion. Series: Theater (33). transcript: Bielefeld, pp. 11-18. ISBN 9783837618099

Bachmann, M. (2011) Altern als Tragödie? Das Alter im Theater = The tragedy of aging? Performing age in the theatre. In: Junginger, T., Bohl, J. R.E., Fellgiebel, A. and Lieb, K. (eds.) Kunst des Alterns. Series: Hippokrates: Medizinische Forschungsergebnisse (87). Verlag Dr. Kovac: Hamburg, pp. 89-100. ISBN 9783830060925

Bachmann, M. (2011) Inszenierte Zeugenschaft: Vom Umgang mit Auschwitz in Theater und Film = Staging testimony: Auschwitz in theatre and film. In: Gall, A. (ed.) Wendezeiten: Historische Zäsuren in Drama und Film. Series: Mainzer Forschungen zu Drama und Theater (44). A. Francke Verlag: Tübingen, pp. 325-346. ISBN 9783772084176

Bachmann, M. (2010) Bilder eines Monologs: Fritz Kortner und der 'Fall Syberberg' = Pictures of a monologue: Frity Kortner and the 'case' of Syberberg. In: Röttger, K. (ed.) Welt-Bild-Theater. Bd. I: Politik des Wissens und der Bilder. Series: Forum Modernes Theater Schriftenreihe (37). Gunter Narr Verlag: Tübingen, pp. 89-102. ISBN 9783823366065

Bachmann, M. (2009) (1968) Ein Aufnahmezustand: Klang/Körper und Ideologiekritik im Neuen Hörspiel = State of recording: embodied sound and criticism of ideology in German radio plays around 1968. In: Kreuder, F. and Bachmann, M. (eds.) Politik mit dem Körper: Performative Praktiken in Theater, Medien und Alltagskultur seit 1968. transcript: Bielefeld, pp. 193-208. ISBN 9783837612233

Bachmann, M. (2009) Derrida on film: staging spectral sincerity. In: Alphen, E. v., Bal, M. and Smith, C. (eds.) The Rhetoric of Sincerity. Series: Cultural memory in the present. Stanford University Press: Stanford, CA, pp. 214-229. ISBN 9780804758277

Bachmann, M. (2008) Taking the place of the witness: Peter Weiss at Auschwitz. In: Kreuder, F. and Schuler, C. (eds.) Hostile Takeovers: On Violence and Media. Tectum: Marburg, pp. 17-24. ISBN 9783828895089

Book Reviews

Bachmann, M. (2020) [Review of] Birgit E. Wiens, ed. 'Contemporary Scenography: Practices and Aesthetics in German Theatre, Arts and Design.' London: Methuen Drama, 2019. 248 p. £75.00. ISBN: 978-1-350-06447-8. New Theatre Quarterly, 36(2), p. 196. (doi: 10.1017/S0266464X20000329)[Book Review]

Bachmann, M. (2013) Geschichte in der Gegenwart - Freddie Rokem: Geschichte aufführen. Darstellungen der Vergangenheit im Gegenwartstheater = Review of: Freddie Rokem. Performing history [German translation]. Einsicht: Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Instituts, 5(9), p. 95. [Book Review]

Bachmann, M. (2010) Review of: Wolf Gerhard Schmidt. Zwischen Antimoderne und Postmoderne. Das deutsche Theater und Drama der Nachkriegszeit im internationalen Kontext. Forum Modernes Theater, 25(1), pp. 105-107. (doi: 10.1353/fmt.2010.0012)[Book Review]

Edited Books

Bachmann, M. and Vonderau, A. (Eds.) (2020) Europa - Spiel ohne Grenzen? Zur künstlerischen und kulturellen Praxis eines politischen Projekts = Europe - Games Without Frontiers? A Political Project in Cultural and Aesthetic Practice. Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft. transcript: Bielefeld. ISBN 9783837627374

Kreuder, F., Bachmann, M. , Pfahl, J. and Volz, D. (Eds.) (2012) Theater und Subjektkonstitution: Theatrale Praktiken zwischen Affirmation und Subversion = Theatre and the Making of Subjects: Theatrical Practices between Affirmation and Subversion. transcript: Bielefeld. ISBN 9783837618099

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Grants

  • LTDF, ‘Performing the Archive’ (with Moira Rankin), £18,897 (2020-21)
  • DAAD, International PhD programme ‘Concepts of Holiness: Re-Thinking the Religious in Theatre, Cultural Performance and Media’ (with Friedemann Kreuder), €76.800 (2013-14)
  • DAAD, International PhD programme ‘The Presence of the Past: European Cultures of Memory’ (with Friedemann Kreuder and Peter Marx), €98.211 (2010-12)
  • DFG, Major conference funding ‘Theatre and the Making of Subjects’ (with Friedemann Kreuder), €10,600 (2010)
  • DAAD, Summer School ‘Performance and Media Studies’ (with Friedemann Kreuder), €24.500 (2008)

Supervision

I welcome applications for PhD and MRes projects related to my areas of research. See Research Interests and Publications for further details. Current PhD students include:

  • ALShammari, Wansah Fawaz M
    The Representation of Psychosis in Post-War American Drama: A Biopsychosocial Approach
  • Butucea, Vlad
    Theatrical Technologies: Challenging Gender and Sexuality in Theatre
  • Gron, Helene
    Migration and Home/lessness: Playwriting in a Globalised World
  • Jan, Oli
    Experimental Music Theatre and Embodied Cognition
  • McIntyre, John
    Posthuman Authorship: Authorial Agency, Machine Creativity, and the Role of Technology in Digital Media Production
  • White, Jonathan
    Investigating Concepts of Presence Through Uses of the Recorded Voice Onstage.
  • Zhang, Ziyu
    Silence in Radio Drama and The Case Studies of Harold Pinter

Past projects

I have supervised 12 PhDs to completion, including on live art, human rights and refugee performance, nineteenth century stage magic, urban scenographies, documentary theatre, theatre and law, cinema and perception, dramaturgies of utopia, and visual aspects of musical theatre.

In addition, I have examined over 20 PhDs nationally and internationally.

Teaching

I currently teach on a wide number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including:

  • Theatre & Society (L1): lectures on race and performance, French theatre, and interculturalism
  • Theatre History (L2): lectures on postcolonial dramaturgies, race in theatre history, and commedia dell’arte
  • Honours options on ‘Exhibiting Cultures’, ‘Arts Criticism’ and ‘Interwar Cultures’
  • MLitt core courses in ‘Debating Dramaturgy’ and ‘Contemporary Dramaturgical Practices’
  • Undergrad dissertations and Independent Research Projects (MLitt)

Past courses include:

  • The Theatres of Orson Welles: Directing Across Media
  • Theatre and Radio
  • Documentary Strategies in Theatre and Film
  • Ethics in Contemporary Performance
  • Dream Plays around 1900

Additional information

Awards

  • Best Teacher in the College of Arts, SRC, University of Glasgow (2015-16); nominated again in 2019-20
  • Research Award for Best PhD, University of Mainz (2009)
  • Charles Davis Award for Outstanding Postgraduate Presentation, Rocky Mountain MLA, Calgary (2008)

External Responsibilities

  • Board Member, The Work Room (since 2018)
  • Member, AHRC Peer Review College (since 2017)
  • Member, ESF College of Expert Reviewers (European Science Foundation, since 2019)
  • Expert reviewer for the Swiss National Foundation (SNF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Israeli Science Foundation

Conference Organisation (selected)

  • Game On: Dramaturgy and Digital Culture (with Benjamin Beil and Sascha Förster), University of Cologne / University of Glasgow, 2016
  • HardWired IV: Heavy Metal and Theatricality (with Thorsten Hindrichs), University of Mainz, 2014
  • Theatre and the Making of Subjects, 10th annual congress of the German Society for Theatre Studies (GTW) (with Friedemann Kreuder), University of Mainz, 2010

Invited Talks and Keynotes (selected)

I present regularly at national and international conferences and have given over 60 invited talks and keynotes, including:

  • The Scandal of Repetition: Hate Speech in Court and on Stage. DFG Special Research Area (SFB) ‘Law and Literature’, University of Münster (September 2020)
  • Radio Drama and the ‘Cultural Formation’ of Interiority. Coffee and Concepts, University of Washington (May 2020)
  • Distributed Aesthetics, Contemporary Criticism and the Public Sphere. Research Seminar, Edinburgh College of Art (Oct 2016)
  • Playing Indian, Acting American: Transnationalism and the Melodramatic Imagination. DFG Research Network ‘Performance Studies in Transnational American Studies’, University of Regensburg (July 2015)
  • Divine Strings? The Ethical Space of Puppet Theatre. DAAD Summer School ‘Concepts of Holiness’, University of Mainz (July 2014)
  • Scenes of Memory: On the Theatrical Representation of Camp and Ghetto. Research seminar, Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture, Leipzig (April 2014)