Angelica Fenner

Angelica Fenner is Associate Professor of German and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research interests encompass women’s film authorship in German and European cinema, diaspora and migration, feminist and queer theory, affect and material culture, and first-person documentary. She authored Race under Reconstruction in German Cinema (University of Toronto Press, 2011) and co-edited two volumes Fascism and Neo-fascism: Critical Writings on the Radical Right (2004) and The Autobiographical Turn in Germanophone Documentary and Experimental Film (2014). In 2018, she also co-edited a special issue of Camera Obscura titled ‘Women’s Film Authorship in Neoliberal Times: Revisiting Feminism and German Cinema’.






This conversation started at Berlinale in February 2018 and continued in May 2018 in Toronto, where Hagen showed her film At Second Glance/Auf den Zweiten Blick (2012).

Introducing ProQuote Films, Yvonne de Andrés rationalises the on-going need to campaign for equality & diversity in the film industry.


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