The Austrian Music Film, 1912-1933

Research Project by Claus Tieber & Anna K. Windisch

Project Team

PD Dr. Claus Tieber (Principal Investigator)


Claus Tieber is Lecturer at the University of Vienna. He studied theater studies, philosophy, political science and communication studies at the University of Vienna. He completed his PhD with a dissertation on the Hollywood gangster films and obtained his habilitation in 2008. He worked as commissioning editor in the TV movie department of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF). Recent publications include The Sounds of Silent Films. New Perspectives on History, Theory and Practice (coedited with Anna K. Windisch, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) Stummfilmdramaturgie: Erzählweisen des amerikanischen Feature Films 1917–1927 (2011); Fokus Bollywood: Das indische Kino in wissenschaftlichen Diskursen (ed.) (2009); Schreiben für Hollywood: Das Drehbuch im Studiosystem (2008). 



Anna K. Windisch, MA (Project Assistant)


Anna K. Windisch is a doctoral researcher at the University of Vienna and project assistant at the University of Salzburg. She is about to discuss her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Waltzing on Broadway. Cultural Transfers in Silent Film Music between Vienna and New York” in April 2018. She conducted doctoral research at the Library of Congress, at University of Minnesota, at the University of Alberta and at the New York Public Library. Her research interests include silent film history and theory, film music and sound, fin-de-siècle Vienna, migration studies. She was a Doctoral Fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2014-2016), a Research Assistant to the project “Music and Sound in Vienna’s Cinemas, 1896- 1930” (University of Salzburg, 2012/13) and a Research Fellow at the University of Alberta (2011/12). She is co-editor of The Sounds of Silent Films. New Perspectives on History, Theory and Practice (with Claus Tieber, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). 


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