chapter  5
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Violence Stylized

In 1998, under the directorship of Klaus Scherpe, an interdisciplinary postgraduate program was started at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin devoted to the topic of “Codierung von Gewalt im medialen Wandel.”2 One of the thematic concentrations includes “Asthetische Strategien der Codierung von physischer Gewalt.” The interdisciplinary nature of the program points to a renewed focus on some fundamental assumptions about the representation of violence.3