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Dr. Oliver Kröner

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Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Dr. Oliver Kröner
Building: 23.21
Floor/Room: 01.097
+49 211 81-14662



Serielle und transmediale Formen

Mediale Figuren

Kognitive Medientheorie


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).


To Be Continued…on the Football Pitch: Seriality, Transmedia Storytelling, and Viewer Engagement with Non-Fictional Television Characters. Journal for Literary and Intermedial Crossings, Special Issue on Seriality. 2023 (Im Erscheinen).

Then, Now, Forever—Television Wrestling, Seriality, and the Rise of the Cinematic Match during Covid-19. Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images 2(1): 7. 2022.

Oh My God, They Didn’t Kill Kenny – Performance, Seriality, and Viewer Engagement in Contemporary Animated Television. Contemporary Serial Television: Cognition, Emotion, and Aesthetics. Ed. Ted Nannicelli und Hector J. Perez. London: Routledge. 2022. S.68-82.

The Day May Come When You Won’t Be Quality TV—The Walking Dead and Viewer Engagement. Series: International Journal of TV Serial Narratives, 7:1. 2021.

Wrestling with Characters. Convergent Wrestling: Participatory Culture, Transmedia Storytelling, and Intertextuality in the Squared Circle. Ed. Christopher J. Olson und CarrieLynn D. Reinhard. London: Routledge. 2021. S. 45–58.

Ringside Reality: Viewer Engagement in Contemporary Television Wrestling. Media Education Journal. Association for Media Education in Scotland. 2019.

Marnie is the Worst: Antipathetic Characters in Contemporary HBO Programs. HBO’s Original Voices—Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power. Ed. Victoria McCollum und Giuliana Monteverde. London: Routledge. 2018. S.141–155.

Breaking Narrative – Narrative Complexity in Contemporary Television. Critical Reflections on Audience and Narrativity. Ed. Valentina Marinescu, Bianca Mitu, und Silvia Branea. Stuttgart: ibidem–Verlag. 2014. S.77–89.


Cinephile 9.1: Reevaluating Television. The University of British Columbia’s Film Journal. Zusammen mit Andrea Brooks. Vancouver, Kanada. 2013.


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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