On this page you can find out what we are doing right now. We share news about the current status of the project, events, publications and much more.


Guest Lecture in Bonn on November 28

Kathleen Loock gives a guest lecture at the University of Bonn on November 28, 2023.


Yining Zhang starts her PhD in the HOLLYWOOD MEMORIES Research Project

Yining Zhang starts her PhD in the HOLLYWOOD MEMORIES project, researching on Chinese audiences.


Workshop “Reading Christmas Movies: Genres and Formats” at FernUniversität Hagen

Kathleen Loock will give a talk on Netflix’ christmas movies at a workshop.

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Lecture in Historical Museum Hannover on October 24

Kathleen and Stefan will give a lecture at the Historical Museum, Hannover, on October 24, 2023, at 7 p.m.

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Keynote on “Videographic Memory Work” at international symposium

For the “International Symposium on Searching the New Forms and Methodologies in Academic Studies/Publishing” Kathleen Loock will give a keynote lecture on “Videographic Memory Work”.


Full program for “Global Hollywood, Global Audiences” workshop

The full program for the workshop on Friday, 14 July 2023, is now online.

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Hollywood Memories at HoMER Konferenz (4-7 July)

Kathleen Loock, Alejandra Bulla, and Stefan Dierkes will be at the HoMER conference July 4-7, 2023, giving presentations on their research


Workshop: “Global Hollywood, Global Audiences”

The workshop takes place on Friday, 14 July 2023 in Hannover.


Kathleen Loock publishes her video essay “Memories of It”

You can watch this video essay on childhood memories and movie generations now.

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Visit from our future team member

Yining Zhang’s visit has been very exciting for the Hollywood Memories team and we are already working on her arrival to the project.


Visit from Nanjing University

We are already preparing for the visit to Hannover of Yining Zhang from Nanjing University, who will be a future member of the Hollywood Memories team.

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Citizen Science Talk on May 11, 6:30 p.m.

On May 11 2023, Kathleen Loock will present the Hollywood Memories project at the “Citizen Science” Lecture Series at Leibniz University Hannover.

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Report on our trip to Mexico

In this note we have reflected a little on our experience visiting the cities of Gudalajara and Mexico City.


Launch of Mexico’s main study

From today, March 27 through May 15, the Mexican main study will take place.


Livestream from El Colegio de México, ICYMI

The presentation given by Kathleen Loock at El Colegio de México will be kept for the Hollywood Memories archives, don’t miss it and take a look!


Back to Germany

The Hollywood Memories project is now back in Germany to continue working on the Mexican case study. We are still looking for participants for our main study.

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Guest Lecture at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

On 24 February 2023, the final guest lecture of our Mexico visit will be at at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).


Guest Lecture at Colegio de México in Mexico City

On 23 February 2023, Kathleen Loock will present the Hollywood Memories project at the Colegio de México.


Guest Lecture at TEC de Monterrey in Mexico City

Tecnológico de Monterrey CDMX opens a space for our project to be presented in one of its classes.

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Guest Lecture at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) in Mexico City

On 21 February 2023, Kathleen Loock will give the first in a series of guest lectures in Mexico City.


Presentation of Hollywood Memories at REDIC Event

On 17 February 2023, we will present the Hollywood Memories project before REDIC and participants of the Mexican pilot study (conducted in November 2022).


Hollywood Memories travels to Mexico

Kathleen Loock and Alejandra Bulla travel to Guadalajara and Mexico City to present the project and recruit participants for the main study that will be launched in March 2023.


Hollywood Memories Newsletter #1

Hollywood Memories launched its own newsletter.


Hollywood Memories at DASI Shoptalk

On 10 February 2023, Kathleen Loock will present the Hollywood Memories project at the DASI Shoptalk.

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Guest Lecture on Netflix’s Christmas Programming

Kathleen Loock will give a guest lecture on Netflix and their current Holiday programming.


Online Lecture at Audience Projects Seminar Series

On 6 December 2022, Kathleen Loock will present the HOLLYWOOD MEMORIES project at the Audience Projects Seminar Series.

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Guest Lecture on BLADE RUNNER 2049

On 1 December 2022, Kathleen Loock will give a lecture onBLADE RUNNER 2049.


Paper at the DGfA’s Postgraduate Forum (PGF)

On 10 November 2022, Alejandra Bulla and Stefan Dierkes present their research at the University of Regensburg.


Paper on Media, Memory, and Generation at the ECREA Conference

On 21 October 2022, Kathleen Loock and Stefan Dierkes presented their research in Aarhus, Denmark.


Radio Interview on the Use of AI Voices in Films

Kathleen Loock was a guest at “Breitband” for Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

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On 28 September 2022, Kathleen Loock was part of the roundtable discussion of Laura Mee’s book.


German Audience Survey for HOLLYWOOD MEMORIES Ended

New registrations for participation in the study are now no longer possible.


Start of the Mexican Pilot Study

Register now and participate!


Guest Lecture on Sequels and Dislike by Jonathan Gray (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The guest lecture will be held on Monday, 11 July 2022, from 2-4 p.m.


Workshop: “Audience Research: Methods and Approaches”

The workshop will take place on Friday, 8 July 2022.


Guest Lecture in Research Colloquium by Kathleen Loock

On 21 June 2022, Kathleen Loock will give a guest lecture at the German Studies research colloquium at LUH.


Guest Lecture on Film Reboots by Brunella Tedesco-Barlocco

Brunella Tedesco-Barlocco (Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain) gives a guest lecture on reboots in the “Film Remakes and Franchises” class.


HOLLYWOOD MEMORIES now available in Spanish

Our website is trilingual now!

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Talk on Reboots & Revivals

On 21 April 2022 at 6 p.m., Kathleen Loock gives an online talk in the “TV Thursday” series of the Atlantic Academy.

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Alejandra Bulla starts her PhD in the HOLLYWOOD MEMORIES Research Project

Alejandra Bulla starts her PhD in the HOLLYWOOD MEMORIES project, researching on Mexican audiences.

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HOLLYWOOD MEMORIES has a Twitter-Account

The research group HOLLYWOOD MEMORIES is now featured on social media with a Twitter account (@HollyMemories).


Interview in COLLECTING MOVIES Series

Interview with Kathleen Loock by Greg Carlson and his COLLECTING MOVIES series, about her first movie experience and research on remakes.


Research Stay: Brunella Tedesco-Barlocco

Ph.D. student and remaking scholar Brunella Tedesco-Barlocco visits the English Department of LUH for her research stay.


Stefan Dierkes starts his PhD in the HOLLYWOOD MEMORIES Research Project

Stefan Dierkes starts his PhD in the HOLLYWOOD MEMORIES project, researching on German audiences.

Register now to participate in the HOLLYWOOD MEMORIES project!

You want to be part of the project and share your memories of Hollywood movies with us? Then register here to participate. We will let you know when the questionnaire is launched on our digital research platform.

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