Theme Park Studies at JGU Mainz

Timeline

2013 ZIS Guest professorship for Scott A. Lukas (Lake Tahoe Community College)

2014-2017 "Here You Leave Today": Time and Temporality in Theme Parks

2017- Research Methods in Immersive Spaces

2018 SoCuM Fellowship for Crispin Paine (University College London)

2018 ZIS Guest Professorship for M. Dores Cruz

2018 Key Issues in Transnational American Studies: Theme Parks (blended learning project)

2018-2020 Key Concepts in Theme Park Studies

Publications

Carlà-Uhink, Filippo, Florian Freitag, Sabrina Mittermeier, and Ariane Schwarz, eds. Time and Temporality in Theme Parks. Hanover: Wehrhahn, 2017. Print.

Freitag, Florian. “Critical Theme Parks: Dismaland, Disney, and the Politics of Theming.” Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 31.6 (2017): 923-32. Print.

Freitag, Florian. “‘Like Walking into a Movie’: Intermedial Relations between Disney Theme Parks and Movies.” The Journal of Popular Culture 50.4 (2017): 704-22. Print.

Freitag, Florian. “Autotheming: Themed and Immersive Spaces in Self-Dialogue.” A Reader in Themed and Immersive Spaces. Ed. Scott A. Lukas. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC, 2016. 141-49. Print.

Freitag, Florian. “Movies, Rides, Immersion.” A Reader in Themed and Immersive Spaces. Ed. Scott A. Lukas. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC, 2016. 125-130. Print.

Carlà, Filippo, Florian Freitag, Gordon Grice, and Scott A. Lukas. “Research Dialogue: The Place of the Future.” A Reader in Themed and Immersive Spaces. Ed. Scott A. Lukas. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC, 2016. 301-04. Print.

Carlà, Filippo, Florian Freitag, Gordon Grice, and Scott A. Lukas. “Research Dialogue: The Ways of Design, Architecture, Technology, and Material Form.” A Reader in Themed and Immersive Spaces. Ed. Scott A. Lukas. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC, 2016. 107-12. Print.

Carlà, Filippo, and Florian Freitag. “The Labyrinthine Ways of Myth Reception: Cretan Myths in Theme Parks.” Journal of European Popular Culture 6.2 (2015): 145-59. Print.

Carlà, Filippo, and Florian Freitag. “Ancient Greek Culture and Myth in the Terra Mítica Theme Park.” Classical Receptions Journal 7.2 (2015): 242-59. Print.

Carlà, Filippo, and Florian Freitag. “Geschichtstransformationen in Themenparks.” Geschichtstransformationen: Medien, Verfahren und Funktionalisierungen historischer Rezeption. Ed. Sonja Georgi, Julia Ilgner, Isabell Lammel, Cathleen Sarti, and Christine Waldschmidt. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2015. 131-49. Print.

Freitag, Florian. “Amerikanisierung, Glokalisierung, Branding: EuroDisney, 1992.” Transkulturelle Dynamiken: Aktanten – Prozesse – Theorien. Ed. Jutta Ernst and Florian Freitag. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2015. 165-97. Print.

Links

Bildarchiv Themenparks

Interview with Amanda Deutch from the Coney Island History Project

Isca Park