Genre, Modus, Modalität. Petzolds WÖLFE und die Pluralität der Perspektiven

Matthias Grotkopp


A genre never comes alone. The article analyzes the tv-crime film WÖLFE by Christian Petzold in order to show how genres and genre films are not solid blocks of stereotypes and narrative conventions but ramifications and crossings of different generic pattern. Such a perspective makes it necessary to conceive of genres as a plurality of expressive modalities, whose point of permanent transformation is their logics of affect. 

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ISSN 2567-9309

mediaesthetics – Journal of Poetics of Audiovisual Images

Cinepoetics – Center for Advanced Film Studies