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Dr. Oliver Kröner

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Research Associate

Dr. Oliver Kröner
Building: 23.21
Floor/Room: 01.093
+49 211 81-14857

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  • Fernsehtheorie
  • Medienrezeption
  • Serielle und transmediale Formen
  • Mediale Figuren
  • Kognitive Medientheorie
  • Medienästhetik
  • Populäre Kultur
  • seit April 2023: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaft der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • Januar 2019—Juli 2020: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in Media and Journalism an der Fakultät für Business and Society der Glasgow Caledonian University in Schottland, UK
  • September 2014—November 2018: Promotion in Film- und Fernsehwissenschaft an der University of Glasgow in Schottland, UK
  • September 2011—November 2013: Master in Filmwissenschaft an der University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Kanada
  • Oktober 2004—November 2010: Magister Artium in Amerikanistik und Soziologie an der Johann-Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main
  • 2015—2017: College of Arts Screen Praktikum, University of Glasgow, UK
  • 2015—2017: AHRC Stipendium, Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities
  • Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GfM)
  • The Society of Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI)
  • Northern Television Studies Research Group (NTVRG)
  • Film and Media Studies Association of Canada (FMSAC-ACÉCM)
  • Professional Wrestling Studies Association


  • Television Characters, Seriality, and Emotion. Screen Serialities. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press (Erscheint 2024).




  • Elliot Logan. Breaking Bad and Dignity – Fragmentation in the Serial Television Drama. Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies. Vol.12:3. 2017. S. 313–315.
  • 2019: Gutachter für wissenschaftliche Manuskripte für Intellect Books.


  • 4-5 Mai 2016: Film and TV, Theatre, and Centre for Cultural Policy Research Postgraduate Symposium, University of Glasgow, UK.


  • Juli 2022: To Be Continued…on the Football Pitch: Lionel Messi, Seriality, and Sentimental Viewer Engagement with Non-Fictional Television Characters (Critical Studies in Television Slow Conference, Online)
  • Juli 2022: Grappling with the Pandemic—Contemporary Television Wrestling and the Rise of the Cinematic Match during Covid-19 (Screen, Online)
  • Juni 2019: Is Nathan For You? – Schadenfreude and Humanity in One of TV’s Most Controversial Programmes (Cognitive Futures in the Arts and the Humanities, Mainz)
  • Juni 2017: Oh My God, They Didn’t Kill Kenny! — Viewer Engagement with Animated Television Characters (Screen, Glasgow, UK)
  • Juni 2016: Wrestling with Characters — The Viewer/Character Relationship in Contemporary Wrestling Programmes (The Pro Wrestling Symposium, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK)
  • Juni 2016: Hating Contemporary Television Characters (Screen, Glasgow, UK)
  • Juni 2015: Wrestling with Characters—Viewer Engagement in WWE Programming (SCSMI, London, UK)
  • September 2015: Walter White Is More Important Than Your Mother: The Significance of Caring About Fictional Characters. (Explorathon—European Researchers’ Night, Glasgow, UK, mit Hanna Kubicka)
  • Juni 2013: Breaking Narrative—Narrative Complexity in Contemporary Television (Victoria, Kanada)
  • Mai 2012: Made in America—The American Dream in Contemporary Television Drama (Vancouver, Kanada)
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