Prof. Dr. Gundolf S. Freyermuth

Prof. Dr. Gundolf S. Freyermuth
Associate Professor Comparative Media Studies



  • Studies at Freie Universität Berlin in General and Comparative Literature (AVL), German Studies, American Studies, and History
  • Magister Artium (with distinction)
  • Research Assistant at the Institute for AVL of the FU Berlin
  • Doctorate to Dr. phil. (summa cum laude)
  • Since 2004 Professor at the ifs internationale filmschule köln, initially for Aesthetics and Communication, since 2006 for Applied Media Studies
  • since 2010 – together with Prof. Björn Bartholdy – Director of the Cologne Game Lab
  • since 2012 – together with Prof. Dr. Lisa Gotto – editor of the series “Bild und Bit. Studies on Digital Media Culture” (transcript, Bielefeld)
  • since 2014 Professor of Media and Game Studies at the Cologne Game Lab of the TH Köln and Associate Professor of Comparative Media Studies at the ifs


  • Theory and History of Digital Media, Art and Communication
  • Audiovisuality in modern times
  • Game Studies
  • Theory and history of cultural
  • Theory and Pragmatics of Media Transfer: Adaptation and Transmedia
  • The Relationship between Fact and Fiction in Modernity
  • Media-technical foundations of narration, transmission, authorship


  • Der Televisionär. Wolfgang Menges transmediales Werk. Hg. von Gundolf S. Freyermuth und Lisa Gotto. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2016
  • Games | Game | Design Game Studies. An Introduction. With Contributions by André Czauderna, Nathalie Pozzi und Eric Zimmermann. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag 2015
  • Games | Game | Design Game Studies. Eine Einführung. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag 2015.
  • New Game Plus. Perspektiven der Game Studies: Genres – Künste – Diskurse. Hg. mit Benjamin Beil und Lisa Gotto. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag 2015.
  • Serious Games, Exergames, Exerlearning. Zur Transmedialisierung und Gamification des Wissenstransfers. Hg. mit Lisa Gotto und Fabian Wallenfels. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2013.
  • Bildwerte. Visualität in der digitalen Medienkultur. Hg. von Gundolf S. Freyermuth und Lisa Gotto, Bd. 1 der Schriftenreihe Bild und Bit, 338 Seiten, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2013


  • Erzähler: Romane (»Der Ausweg«, »Bogarts Bruder«, »Perlen für die Säue«), Kurzgeschichten, Rundfunkarbeiten, Drehbücher, Dokumentarfilme
  • Kulturjournalist: Redakteur TransAtlantik, Kulturressortleiter und Reporter stern, Chefreporter Tempo
  • Fachautor für Literatur, Film und digitale Medien: zahlreiche Sachbücher (»Reise in die Verlorengegangenheit«, »Der Übernehmer«, »Cyberland«) sowie ca. 400 Aufsätze, Reportagen und Essays

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»The digitalization of images, sound, and text has radically changed all artistic work. For the art of filmmaking, this phase is as exciting as the transition from silent fi lm to sound once was. Being able to work with young film talents at this important turning point is a special privilege.«


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