Cornelia Köhler

Author, presenter, director

Literature, society and history - I write and speak about them.

For over 20 years I have been working as an author, presenter and director. I am committed to topics in the fields of literature, society and history. I write journalistic texts, am the responsible editor of a media magazine, make documentary films and write opera libretti. I have presented discussion panels, film talks and networking events.


As the author and director of a DVD series on the history of German language literature, I have made film documentaries on the lives and works of numerous authors - from Johann Wolfgang Goethe to Annette von Droste-Hülshoff and Franz Kafka. In addition to interviews with literary scholars, the documentaries also include excerpts from theater productions and short play scenes.


Together with the composer Camille van Lunen, I have written two operas and an oratorio: the Christmas opera "Talitha, come back!", the youth opera "Amal - over the Wall" and the oratorio "Schrei, Hiob, Schrei!", which was published by Furore Verlag.


I organize and present discussion panels and networking events focusing on women's visibility in the media industry, gender equity and diversity. I speak on panels and events about the state of women in the media industry, gender and diversity, and the power of networking. I am dedicated networker. That's why I've been working on a voluntary basis for more than ten years with Women in Film and Television Germany, the international business network for women in the film and television industry and digital media.


I am the chef editor of the magazine "Rundbrief - Unabhängiges Forum für die Film- und Medienszene in Niedersachsen", which is published three times a year by the Film & Medienbüro Niedersachsen.



I have worked on numerous documentaries on historical and literary-historical topics and have written articles on historical topics. My focus is on literary and theater history, migration and expulsion after World War II, and German division and reunification.