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MMag. Andreas Ehrenreich

MMag. Andreas Ehrenreich © MLU Halle-Wittenberg

MMag. Andreas Ehrenreich © MLU Halle-Wittenberg

Andreas Ehrenreich is a Research Associate in the Department of Music, Media and Speech Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. He holds degrees in German Philology and Theatre, Film and Media Studies from the University of Vienna. Before coming to Halle, Andreas did research and taught at the universities of Graz, Mannheim, Sheffield Hallam and Vienna. From 2017 until 2018 he was a Fellow at the Austrian Historical Institute in Rome. His research is published in journals like Bianco e Nero, Cine-Excess and Schermi.

Andreas is member of the editorial staff of the magazine Schermi   . Furthermore, he is a reviewer for Cinergie, the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, L’avventura and Open Screens. Currently he works on a project about the Italian film industry and the giallo genre of the 1960s and 1970s.

Research and teaching

  • film history
  • media theory
  • media industries
  • production
  • distribution
  • marketing

Selected publications


“Making Erotic Thrillers: Labour, Power and Time in the Italian Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s.” Schermi. Storie e culture del cinema e dei media in Italia, vol. 5, no. 9, 2021, pp. 75-97,    (peer reviewed).

“Franz Antel und die anderen: Italienisch-österreichische Filmbeziehungen in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren” [“Franz Antel and the Others: Italian-Austrian Film Relations in the 1960s and 1970s”]. Zibaldone, no. 70, 2020, pp. 76-88.

“Not Niche at All: The Distribution and Marketing of the Giallo Genre/Niente affatto una nicchia: la distribuzione e la commercializzazione del genere giallo.” Translated by Giovanni M. Rossi and Chiara Tognolotti. Bianco e Nero, no. 587, 2017, pp. 113-26 (peer reviewed).

“‘After the Sex Wave the Hex Wave?’ The German Marketing of Mark of the Devil.” Cine-Excess, no. 3, August 2017, pp. 92-110,    (peer reviewed).

“Blutiges Geld: Prekäre Finanzen bei Sergio Martino” [“Blood Money: Precarious Finances in the Works of Sergio Martino”]. SYN, no. 7, 2013, pp. 85-94 (peer reviewed).

“Die Symptomatik der Wundkultur: Tod und Sterben bei Ödön von Horváth” [“The Pathology of Wound Culture: Death and Dying in the Works of Ödön von Horváth”]. Maske und Kothurn, vol. 59, no. 3, 2013, pp. 113-23.

Book chapters

“Delicate Reports: Prostitution in Sergio Martino’s Mondo Film Wages of Sin (Mille peccati … nessuna virtù).” Selling Sex on Screen: From Weimar Cinema to Zombie Porn, edited by Karen Ritzenhoff and Catriona McAvoy, Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, pp. 111-30.

“Das Motiv der Puppe im italienischen Giallo” [“The Doll Motif in the Italian Giallo Genre”]. Puppen. Menschenbegleiter in Kinderwelten und imaginären Räumen [Dolls: Companions in Children’s Worlds and Imaginary Spaces], edited by Insa Fooken and Jana Mikota, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014, pp. 319-31.

“Die Unschärfe der Motivtheorie” [“The Vagueness of Motif Theory”]. Universalien? Über die Natur der Literatur [Universals? About the Nature of Literature], edited by Endre Hárs et al., Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2014, pp. 83-94.

Edited works

Cine-Excess, no. 3, August 2017, “Mark of the Devil: International Perspectives on a Cult Classic”, edited with Julian Petley,    (peer reviewed).

Maske und Kothurn, vol. 60, no. 1, 2015, “Horváth spielen” [“Playing Horváth”], edited with Annette Storr and Martin Vejvar.

Ödön von Horváth. Figaro läßt sich scheiden [Figaro Gets a Divorce]. Edited by Nicole Streitler in collaboration with A. E. and Martin Vejvar, De Gruyter, 2011.

Conference organisation

Wolfram Paulus, Filmemacher: Digitales Symposium [Wolfram Paulus, Filmmaker: Digital Symposium], Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg/Mozarteum University Salzburg, 28-29/01/21, organised with Iris Laner,   

Popular Italian Cinema: Sources, Archives, International Reception. University of Rome „La Sapienza” / Austrian Historical Institute, Rome, 30/11-01/12/17, organised with Emiliano Morreale.

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh and the Giallo: An International Film Conference. Austrian Historical Institute / Sheffield Hallam University / Cineteca Nazionale, Rome, 07-09/06/15,   

  • Conference report: Louis Bayman. “The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh and the Giallo: An International Film Conference, Rome, 7–9 June 2015.” Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, 2017, pp. 273-77.

Mark of the Devil: On a Classic Exploitation Film. An International Conference. Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna, Tamsweg, 03-05/04/14,   

Selected conference papers

“Simulating Cultural Exchange: Fake European Co-Productions in 1960s and 1970s Cinema”, 08/06/21, conference Transitions: Moving Images and Bodies of the European Network of Cinema and Media Studies, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy, 07-13/06/21 (online).

“Producing and Distributing Italian Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s”, 23/06/20, summer school Mediating Italy in Global Culture, University of Bologna, Italy, 22-25/06/20 (online).

“Financing Erotic Thrillers: Bank Credit and Popular Italian Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s”, 27/11/19, conference Comizi d’amore: il cinema e la questione sessuale in Italia (1948–1978), University of Milan, Italy, 27-28/11/19.

La serenata d’amore: On the Relation between Austrian and Italian Cinema”, conference L’italianismo moderno nell’Europa centrale e orientale (sec. XIX–XXI), Austrian Historical Institute / Polish Academy of Sciences, Rome, Italy, 10/06/16.

“The Giallo Genre and Its Distribution in Italian First-run Movie Theatres”, 04/11/15, Film & History Conference, The Concourse Hotel, Madison, USA, 04-08/11/15.

“Adapting the Giallo: The Screenplay of Sergio Martino’s Torso”, 15/11/14, Cine-Excess Conference, University of Brighton, UK, 14-16/11/14.

“Film Production in the Golden Age of Italian Genre Cinema: The Early Career of Sergio Martino”, 31/10/14, Film & History Conference, The Concourse Hotel, Madison, USA, 29/10-02/11/14.

“Film Criticism and Issues of Authorship: A Case Study of Kick-Ass”, 23/05/14, 46e Congrès de l’Association Française d’Études Américaines, University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, France, 21-24/05/14.

“Adapting the Giallo: The Screenplay of Sergio Martino’s Next!”, 09/05/14, Italian Horror Cinema: An International Film Conference, The University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK, 09-10/05/14.

“Murder by Numbers: Diegetic and Non-diegetic Economies of The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh”, 08/11/13, Midwest Modern Language Conference, Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, USA, 07-10/11/13.