Markus Kuhn is professor of media studies at the University of Hamburg. He studied German literature, media studies, and art history in Göttingen and Hamburg. His MA thesis on “Narrative Situations in Literature and Film” was awarded the “Karl H. Ditze-Preis” for outstanding Master’s theses.He worked as a freelance journalist for various newspapers and online magazines. From 2006 to 2008, he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Hamburg; and a postdoctoral research scholar at the University of Bremen from 2008 to 2009, where he supervised the doctoral research group “Textuality of Film.” His dissertation Filmnarratologie: Ein erzähltheoretisches Analysemodell was awarded the graduate prize by the “Studienstiftung Hamburg” in2009 and was published in 2011 at De Gruyter—available as Studienbuch (paperback) since 2013. He just published (together with Irina Scheidgen and Nicola V. Weber) an introduction to genre studies (Filmwissenschaftliche Genreanalyse. Eine Einführung, 2013).