In the Media

Coverage & Contributions

April 22, 2020

SWR2 Forum

Regisseur der Angst - Wie Hitchcock das Kino revolutionierte

The radio program SWR2 Forum invited Elisabeth Bronfen, FAZ-writer Andreas Kilb, and director Dominik Graf to discuss the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock as an auteur whose films explored the dimensions of fear, human relations, and cinema itself.

April 4, 2020


«Viren sind Zombies», sagt die Zürcher Professorin Elisabeth Bronfen

Elisabeth Bronfen was interviewed by the Swiss online publication watson on the subject of the current pandemic.

February 21, 2020


„This is Venice“: Shakespeare neu gedacht im Doppelpack am Burgtheater Wien

Elisabeth Bronfen spoke to SWR2 about This Is Venice, the hybrid play that reimagines Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and Othello, written and translated by herself and Muriel Gerstner.

January 16, 2020

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

#66 Kriegsfilm „1917“ – Zwischen Spektakel und Erinnerungskultur

Elisabeth Bronfen was a featured guest on the culture podcast Lakonisch Elegant, talking about Sam Mendes' new film 1917 and the war film genre more broadly.

October 16, 2019

Bayerischer Rundfunk

Martha Gellhorn - Kriegsreporterin ohne Kompromisse

In a new episode of the Radiowissen podcast produced by Bayerischer Rundfunk, Elisabeth Bronfen comments on the life and writing of the American war correspondent and journalist Martha Gellhorn.

July 29, 2019

SRF2 Kontext

Raus aus der Opferrolle, aber wie?

Elisabeth Bronfen was a guest on the SRF2's radio program Kontext, where she was asked to talk about the seemingly ubiquitous depictions of the victimization and killing of women, as well as her book Over Her Dead Body.

April 9, 2019

SRF 1 Der Club

Genie oder Monster: Was bleibt von Michael Jackson?

After broadcasting HBO's documentary Leaving Neverland, which roused a global discourse on the exploitation of minors and the legacy of an artist accused of sexual abuse, SRF hosted its weekly debate program Dienstagsclub exploring that very subject. The panel, comprised of experts on abuse, violence, and culture, also included Elisabeth Bronfen.

January 2, 2019

The Guardian

Top 10 Books About Insomnia

The Guardian listed Elisabeth's book Night Passages in an article on the Top 10 books about insomnia, calling it a "a rare treat, rich with every kind of symbolic use of night that writers and artists have availed themselves of."

November 6, 2018

SRF1 Der Club

Forever Trump: Bleibt er der grosse Sieger?

Elisabeth Bronfen was a panelist on SRF's "Der Club", which focused on Trump's long-term impact on American political discourse

June 16, 2018

SRF1 Der Club

Eine Welt ohne Zufall: Alles nur Verschwörung?

Elisabeth Bronfen is part of a televised debate on the rising popularity of conspiracy theories in the era of fake news.

May 24, 2018

SRF2 Kultur

Philip Roth – ein Gigant der Weltliteratur

A commentary on Philip Roth's life work in the wake of his death.

April 10, 2018

L.I.S.A. Wissenschaftsportal

"Der Ort, wo die amerikanische Kultur über sich nachdenkt"

An interview with Elisabeth Bronfen about Hollywood as the space of negotiation of American ideology.

December 4, 2017

SRF 10vor10

Julia Child und ihr kulinarisches Vermächtnis

Elisabeth talks about the culinary legacy of Julia Child.

February 23, 2017

WOZ Online

Blick zurück ohne Zorn

Looking at the success of "Moonlight" and "Hidden Figures" but also "La La Land," Elisabeth Bronfen reflects on the notion of a post-racial America and cultural appropriation.

January 24, 2017

Spiegel Online

«Der Mann ist eher ein Dr. Frankenstein in der Küche»

Elisabeth talks about her love of cooking and the publication of her cookbook/memoir "Bessessen."

November 9, 2016

Tages-Anzeiger Online

«Auch Frau Obama hätte gegen Trump verloren»

Elisabeth Bronfen reflects on the victory of US President elect Donald Trump.

November 9, 2016

Geschichte der Gegenwart

Wozu Gender Studies heute

Elisabeth Bronfen writes about gender studies' potential to rethink and reconfigure the world.

November 2, 2016

Bellevue NZZ

«Kochen ist für mich eine Lebenspraxis»

Elisabeth reveals why the kitchen is the favorite room in her home and where she likes to get her ingredients.

October 15, 2016


"Trump ist die logische Konsequenz von der schlechten Seite der Postmoderne"

In this in-depth interview, Elisabeth goes into the cultural soil of America and why it is so fertile for a con man like Donald Trump.

July 27, 2016


Frauen an der Nachrichtenfront – Wissenschaftlicher Gesprächskreis

DAAD Tokyo reports on the lecture given by Elisabeth Bronfen on the subject of female journalists in WWII, which took place at the German embassy.


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