Mag. Roberta Hofer

Department of American Studies
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

Office hour
by appointment
Humanities buidling, 3rd floor, room 40308


Office hour for the exchange program with the Utah State University: by appointment

Tel: +43 512 507-4176
Fax: +43 512 507-2879


  • Hofer, Roberta. "'It's a set! It's a show! Everybody's watching you!' - Human Puppets and Real Life Marionette Stages in Film." Dolls and Puppets: Contemporaneity and Tradition. Ed. Kamil Kopania Warsaw: The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw and the Department of Puppertry Art in Bialystok, 2018.
  • Hofer, Roberta. "Framing the March of Time: Lars von Trier's Dimension." Scandinavica 52 (2013). Ed. Claire Thomson. London: Norvik Press, 2013. 141-57. Print.
  • Hofer, Roberta. "A Tug of War with Silky Strings: Struggles for Power Between Human Puppets and their Puppeteers." Cultures in Conflict / Conflicting Cultures. Eds. Christina Ljungberg and Mario Klarer. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2013. 125-40. Print.
  • Hofer, Roberta. "Holographic Projections of the Cartoon Band 'Gorillaz' as a Means of Metalepsis. Metalepsis in Popular Culture. Eds. Karin Kukkonen and Sonja Klimek. NARRATOLOGIA series: Contributions to Narrative Theory. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011. 232-51. Print.

Research interests

Narratology, film studies, theater- and performance studies, puppet theater


current semester: course descriptions

Administrative tasks

  • Study abroad program
  • Public Relations

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