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Antonia Jungwirth

About me

Antonia Jungwirth completed her undergraduate studies in German Studies and Theatre, Film, and Media Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt. Subsequently, she studied acting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Hamburg. She earned her Master's degree in Literature, Art, and Media Studies from the University of Konstanz.

Her professional career includes roles at esteemed german theaters, such as Staatstheater Mainz, Thalia Theater Hamburg, and Theater Konstanz, as well as performances in various film and television productions. Additionally, she gained valuable experience working in the editorial departments of Hessischer Rundfunk and Oetinger Verlag. Currently, she holds the position of curator for the exhibition "German Cinema Today: New Voices" at Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum Frankfurt.

Her research interests revolve around the intersection of high and popular culture, the dynamics of (gender) identities, and the intricacies of comedic expression. She is particularly dedicated to conducting a comprehensive analysis of the role of slapstick in the realm of cinematic art and exploring the complex interplay between "femininity" and humor.

Dissertation working title: The Slapstick Gap

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gerald Siegmund


"DOING GAGS | DOING GENDER. Das Unbehagen der Stummfilm-Comediennes" - Lecture and panel "(Un)Disciplined bodies" as part of ffk#37 at Goethe University Frankfurt on March 21, 2024

"New collections at the DFF: New and diverse voices in contemporary German film as part of the (future) film heritage" - Final workshop of the project "Neues Sammeln" of the Kulturstiftung der Laender on 19.09.2023 (Dr. Eva Hielscher, Annett Sandfort, Antonia Jungwirth).


“Archive policy and archive practice” - Two sessions as part of the seminar by Dr. Andrea Haller, Goethe University Frankfurt, Master Film Culture (SoSe 2024) 

"The Semiotics of Money" - Workshop at the University of Konstanz in cooperation with Theater Konstanz (Winter Semester 2019/2020).


"German Cinema Today: New Voices" - Exhibition at Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum Frankfurt

"ES IST HALT EIN RISKANTER SEILTANZ" - Exhibition at Brotfabrik Berlin


Research Interests

  • Gender Studies
  • Theory of Humor
  • Theatre Studies
  • Film Studies


MicroMasters: "Augmented Realities in Theater. A new dimension of storytelling" (2023); University of Cambridge

Master Thesis: "Menstruation in Media - 100 Years of Advertising for 'Feminine Hygiene'" (2021); Universität Konstanz. Betreuer*innen: Prof. Dr. Isabell Otto, Prof. em. Dr. Jurij Murašov

Bachelor Thesis: "The drunkard's role. Reflections on Absurd Comedy, Tragedy, and Foolishness in Yerofeyev's Moscow-Petushki" (2018); Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.

Bachelor Thesis: "Ge(e)she, a Woman in the Portrayal of Two Men. A Comparison of Vogel's Lebensgeschichte and Fassbinder's Bremer Freiheit" (2014); Goethe Universität Frankfurt.