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April 11, 2021

SRF Kultur

Musik für einen Gast

An interview with Elisabeth about her work on the interplay of fiction and reality in the context of the pandemic; her love of cooking and entertaining; and, her work on divas. Accompanied by music selected by Elisabeth.

March 14, 2021

NZZ am Sonntag

Vorhang auf!

Elisabeth writes about the Shakespearean tropes that emerged around the story of Duchess Megan Markle and Prince Harry after their interview with the Oprah on March 7, 2021.

January 2, 2021

Welt Online

„Wie der Vampir braucht das Virus einen Wirt, um zu überleben“

Elisabeth is interviewed about the sociocultural context of the COVID-19 pandemic and her book, Angesteckt.

December 17, 2020

OMANUT Radio

Pandora als Hoffungsträgering

Elisabeth talks about book, Angesteckt, and how fiction may help us to understand the sociocultural dimensions of the pandemic.

December 5, 2020

Vollbild Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Vampire, Zombies und Viren im Film: Was wir aus der Fiktion über Pandemien lernen können

Elisabeth discusses her new book, Angesteckt: Zeitgemässes über Pandemie und Kultur.

November 29, 2020

SRF2 Kultur

Elisabeth Bronfen – Kulturwissenschaftlerin

Elisabeth talks about her recent publication, Angesteckt: Zeitgemässes über Pandemie und Kultur.

November 5, 2020

SRF1 Radio

Morgengast

Elisabeth is called on as an expert on the relevance of the 2020 U.S. elections, the results of which are not yet clear.

October 26, 2020

SR2 KulturRadio

Romane und Filme als Krisenhilfe

Elisabeth was interviewed about her new book, Angesteckt, and the role of fiction in times of crisis. She talks about the Albert Camus' The Plague as well as Steven Soderbergh's film Contagion.

October 26, 2020

SRF Kontext

John Dos Passos’ «USA-Trilogie» – Ein Klassiker voller Gegenwart

Elisabeth talks about the relevance of John Dos Passos' U.S.A. trilogy.

October 18, 2020

SRF1 Sternstunde Philosophie

US-Wahlen – Was auf dem Spiel steht

Prof. Bronfen, along with Prof. Jan-Werner Müller of Princeton University, were guests of the SRF program Sternstunde Philosophie on Sunday, where they were asked to speak to these questions and more.

September 2, 2020

SRW2

Neues Buch „Angesteckt. Zeitgemäßes über Pandemie und Kultur“ von Elisabeth Bronfen

Elisabeth is interviewed about her new book, Angesteckt: Zeigemässes über Pandemie und Kultur.

June 9, 2020

SRF1 Der Club

USA – Nicht nur schwarz und weiss

Elisabeth was a guest on a panel discussing the ongoing protests against racism and police violence in the US, as well as the historical entrenchment of inequality that goes back to slavery.

May 19, 2020

OMANUT Radio

Kochen mit Leidenschaft und Grips

Elisabeth is interviewed about the role of food in culture in times crisis and her cook book, Obsessed.

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 22, 2020

SRW2

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

watson

«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.

April 3, 2020

Watson

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

Elisabeth Bronfen was interviewed by the Swiss online publication watson on the subject of the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 21, 2020

SWR2

„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.

February 21, 2020

SRW2

„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.