Natascha Drubek

Natascha Drubek is Heisenberg Fellow at the University of Regensburg. She completed her MA and PhD in Slavic Studies & History of Eastern Europe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich) where she also received her habilitation. She was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Film School FAMU in Prague with the project „Hypertextual Film Presentation” ( Since 2003 she has been the editor of the Film & Screen Media section of Natascha is the author/co-editor of several books on Russian and Czech literature, culture and film: Gogol’s eloquentia corporis (1998), Juden und Judentum in Literatur und Film des slavischen Sprachraums. Die geniale Epoche (1999), Apparatur und Rhapsodie. Zu den Filmen Dziga Vertovs (2000), Das Zeit-Bild im osteuropäischen Film nach 1945 (2010).  Her last book  which is about early Russian cinema, mainly Evgenii Bauer’s films, was published under the title Russisches LichtVon der Ikone zum frühen sowjetischen Kino (2012). Currently she is researching anti-religious films of the first two Soviet decades (cf. the database and the films shot in the ghetto Theresienstadt 1942-45. Recent and forthcoming publications: the "thing" in silent cinema, Eisenstein's "visual music", A Doppelgänger in Prague: The Novel Otchaianie by Nabokov (1932) and Hackenschmied's "Aimless Walk" (1930), Dostoevskii's notebooks, the Gosfil'mofond festival in Belye Stolby (in: Film Festival Yearbook 5: Archival Film Festivals), Gender in Russian national habitus (about the films Rusalka, Ovsianki & Krai) and "The Timing of Russian Film Premieres: Sacralizing National History and Nationalizing Religion in Russia" (in: Iconic Turns. Nation and Religion in Eastern European Cinema since 1989).
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