About us

Lost in TV is a shared project of media scholars Felix Kirschbacher and Sven Stollfuß. We will – regularly, if possible – post analyses, theoretical discussions, news, and information on audiovisual series (TV, web, …) that we encounter during our research or our private consumption and fandom.


Felix Kirschbacher„The owls are not what they seem.“ (The Giant, Twin Peaks)

Felix Kirschbacher, M.A. is a media scholar in the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Since his magister artium in film studies, protestant theology, and Romance studies (French) he researches and teaches primarily US television history, serial aesthetics and theory as well as the relationship of audiovisual media and religion. In his PhD project he deals with post-apocalyptic scenarios in films and series.

Felix‘ answer to the question of his favourite series always begins with Twin Peaks, at the moment he is fascinated with The Good Wife and Masters of Sex.



Sven Stollfuß„Listen to me very closely because I’m only going to say this once. Coffee. Black.“ (Capt. Janeway, Star Trek: Voyager)

Dr. Sven Stollfuß is a media scholar in the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at the University of Mannheim, Germany. There, he researches and teaches TV history, theory, and aesthetics as well as forms of serial narration. His current projects concentrate on the change of television in production, distribution, and reception through digital media and on the depiction of human enhancement, robotics, and artificial intelligence in recent international TV series.

He watches Tatort on Sundays, has definitely more than one favourite series, and regrets that Borgen finishes with season three. At the moment, he is enthused about Orange Is the New Black, Game of Thrones, and Orphan Black.

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