Sylke Rene Meyer

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College of Arts & Letters
Department of Television, Film & Media Studies
Office Location: MUS 237


Sylke Rene Meyer is a writer, director, media artist, performer, educator, and co-founder of the performance group Studio206. She is a Professor, and Associate Director of the MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Arts at California State University in Los Angeles. Sylke studied theater, philosophy and law at the Free University of Berlin. After graduating from law school, she studied screenwriting and dramaturgy at the Konrad Wolf Potsdam-Babelsberg Film and Television University and graduated from the Munich Screenplay Workshop at the University of Television and Film Munich in 2000. She has been Assistant Director to Judith Malina at the Living Theater and worked as a film editor, production designer, writer and director in New York, Los Angeles and Paris. Her practice is informed by and engages with film and media history, theory, and criticism, and encompasses feature and documentary filmmaking, as well as writing and collaborative experimentation across theater, new media and digital platforms. Her work has garnered numerous awards such as an Emmy Award, and Best Film Awards at major festivals such as Seattle, Chicago, and Montreal. Her films have been theatrically released, broadcast on public television channels worldwide, and shown in exhibition spaces in Istanbul, Los Angeles, Berlin, London, Manchester, and Warsaw.


Publications Online

Right, Left, High, Low-Narrative Strategies for Non–linear Storytelling, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2016/17

Sprechen über Hören (Talking about Listening),  in Aßmann, S./Moormann, P./Nimmerfall, K./Thomann, M. (Hrsg.) (2016): wenden. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf das Phänomen turn. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Politics of Narrative, in 21st Century Film and TV School Book, a book publication edited by CILECT, The International Association of Film and Television Schools (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision – CILECT), Fall 2016

Animal Husbandry, Tragedy, and the Patriarchal Psychosis, in New Theatre Quarterly, Cambridge University Press, 1/2015

Play Episode II, in Körperinszenierung in Medienkulturen, University Salzburg, Fall 2014

Right After This Message, in dkritik, Schwerpunkt Ausgabe Arbeit, Hochschule für Bildende Kunst Braunschweig, Januar 2014

Play Episode, in “Weimaerer Beiträge, Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft, Ästhetik und Kulturwissenschaften”,  4/2013, Herausgegeben von Peter Engelmann gemeinsam mit Michael Franz und Daniel Weidner, Passagen Verlag

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