A special issue of the peer reviewed journal The Soundtrack dedicated to musical numbers in silent and early sound films edited by Anna K. Windisch and myself was just published. List of contents can be found here: https://www.intellectbooks.com/the-soundtrack
Just published: Alexandra Ksenofontova’s monograph about experimental screenplays of the 1920s. French, German and Russian screenplays of the time are analysed and put into context. This monograph has the potential to inspire significant discussions in screenwriting studies and comparative literature. Highly recommended.
The SRN members Alexandra Ksenofontova, Florian Krauß, Jan Henschen and Claus Tieber recently founded the “Netzwerk Drehbuchforschung”, a network for screenwriting research in the German-speaking area. After a first workshop at Free University of Berlin in 2019, this year’s annual event had to go online due to the pandemic. More than 20 people, both screenwriting scholars as well as practitioners, participated. The four founding scholars discussed screenwriting research from different angles: Henschen reconsidered Pasoloni’s theoretical writing on the screenplay. Both Ksenofontova and Tieber presented their historical analyses of screenplays. Krauß discussed methods in screenwriting and media industry studies. Hopefully, at next year’s workshop at Leibniz University Hannover we will be able to be in person again.
The project has signed contracts for three edited volumes, to be published within the next years:
When the Music Takes Over in Film, Editors: PI Claus Tieber, Anna K. Windisch and Phil Powre. Palgrave Macmillan, to be published in 2021 (also part of the former project „Musical Numbers in Austrian Film“)
The Palgrave Handbook of Screenwriting Studies, Editors: PI Claus Tieber, Rosamund Davies and Paolo Russo. Palgrave Macmillan, to be published in 2023
Drehbuchforschung (working title): Editors: PI Claus Tieber, Jan Henschen, Florian Kraus and Alexsandra Ksenofontova. Springer Verlag, to be published in 2021
A special issue of the journal The Soundtrack edited by PI Claus Tieber and Anna K. Windisch, an outcome of their former project that also covers some topics of this project, will be published in autumn/winter 2020.
The peer reviewed artice Writing With Music: Self-Reflexivity in the Screenplays by Walter Reisch by Christina Wintersteller from Filmarchive Austria and principle invenstigator Claus Tieber has got excellent stats already: over 700 abstract views and over 300 article views: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0752/9/1/13