Dr. Janine Schulze-Fellmann

Dr. Janine Schulze-Fellmann

Research Fellow/Curricular Management

Studienbüro/Fakultät für GKR
Schillerstraße 6, Room M 004
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37218
Fax: +49 341 97-37228

Dr. Janine Schulze-Fellmann

Dr. Janine Schulze-Fellmann

Research Fellow

Rotes Kolleg
Ritterstraße 16-22, Room 101
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-30415
Fax: +49 341 97-30409


Research assistant at the GKR office for study affairs and the Institute for Theatre Studies

She has taught at the University of Mainz, FU Berlin, University of Bern, Palucca School Dresden. After studying Applied Theatre Studies (University of Gießen), she earned her doctorate in 1998 with a thesis on "Dancing Bodies Dancing Gender - Dance in the 20th Century from the Perspective of Gender Theory" (Dortmund 1999), parallel to which she worked on her own choreographies (until 2000). 2000-2011 managing director of the Tanzarchiv Leipzig e.V.

Selected publications: "Moving Thoughts - Tanzen ist Denken" (Mithg. Berlin 2003); "Are 100 Objects enough to represent the Dance? - Zur Archivierbarkeit von Tanz" (Ed. Munich 2010).

As a curricular manager in the GKR's office for study affairs, she supervises and advises subjects such as Art history, Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies and Theatre Studies on the development / restructuring / evaluation / quality assurance of study courses.

Professional career

  • since 10/1998
    Since 1998 lecturer for dance science and dance history at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, FU Berlin, University Bern, Palucca Schule Dresden, among others
  • 04/2000 - 12/2011
    Managing Director Tanzarchiv Leipzig e.V.
  • since 01/2004
    Birth of the first son
  • since 11/2005
    Birth of the second son
  • since 01/2011
    Birth of the daughter
  • since 01/2012
    Research Assistant at the Faculty of History, Art and Oriental Studies (GKO), in succession:
  • 09/2012 - 03/2013
    Research assistant at the Institute for Theatre Studies and at the University Library (Department of Special Collections / Cataloguing)
  • since 04/2013
    Research assistant at the Institute for Theatre Studies and in the office for study affairs of the faculty (curricular manager)
  • since 12/2019
    Expert for the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)


  • 10/1989 - 03/1995
    Studied Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany
  • 04/1995 - 10/1997
    Doctoral student in the Research Training Group "Gender Difference and Literature" at the Ludwig Maximillians University Munich, Germany
  • since 07/1997
    Doctorate at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, subject: "Dancing Bodies Dancing Gender - Dance in the 20th Century from the Perspective of Gender Theory", Germany
  • 10/1998 - 03/2000
    Postdoctoral research fellow at the Graduiertenkolleg "Theater als Paradigma der Moderne" at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

Panel Memberships

  • since 01/2022
    Board member of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at UL (FraGes).
  • Dance from the perspective of gender, queer, men and feminist studies
  • Dance and the practices of its archiving
  • Dance and film/dance in film
  • Dance and visual arts
  • Dance history from the 16th century to the present
  • Techniques of dance analysis

  • Schulze-Fellmann, J.
    »Morgen trocken, bei wechselnder Bewölkung«. Isadora Duncan, Mannheim und der Tanz der Zukunft
    In: Rothkamm, J.; Krause-Benz, M.; Schipperges, T. (Eds.)
    Musik - Tanz - Mannheim. Hildesheim [u.a.]: Georg Olms Verlag. 2017. pp. 245-260
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  • Schulze-Fellmann, J.
    Duncan, Isadora
    In: Hartmann, A.; Woitas, M. (Eds.)
    Das große Tanz-Lexikon. Laaber: Laaber. 2016. pp. 197-199
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  • Schulze-Fellmann, J.
    Tanz, in: Männlichkeit, ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch
    In: Horlacher, S. (Ed.)
    Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler Verlag. 2016.
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  • Schulze-Fellmann, J.
    Den Befreiten Körper suchend
    In: Soyka, A. (Ed.)
    Tanzen und Tanzen und nichts als tanzen. Berlin: AvivA. 2012. pp. 21-34
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  • Schulze-Fellmann, J.
    Männlichkeit(en) im Tanz – Irritieren/Reflektieren
    Andrea Ellmeier / Doris Ingrisch / Claudia Walkensteiner-Preschl (Hg.). Kunst/Erfahrung. Wissen und Geschlecht in Musik-Theater-Film. 2019. pp. 61-77
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more publications

  • Sommerakademie
    Gender Studies 1989–2019. Bilanzen und Perspektiven im transnationalen und transdisziplinären Vergleich
    Slawische Literaturwissenschaft und Kulturstudien (Schwerpunkt Westslawistik); Institut für Theaterwissenschaft; Zentrum für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (FraGes)
    Event Organiser: Artwinska, Anna; Schulze-Fellmann, Janine
    14/07/2019 - 20/07/2019
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Dance studies describes, interprets and analyzes practices of body staging. The bodies and the changing movement techniques and styles are always regarded as historically, politically and socially relevant. Whether in everyday life or on stage, bodies are effects of performative practices.