The international conference ‘Interculturality, Transmediality and Hybridity of the Western Genre’ was convened by Thomas Klein at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, on 5-6 April 2013.

Tiempo de Morir

Andrew Hurley (Sydney): Aboriginal cowboys? On the possibilities of the Western in Australia’s ‘Far West’
Teruaki Georges Sumioka (Osaka): The Japanese action film: the missing link between the nostalgic Hollywood Western and dry Italo Western
Sven Potting (Cologne): Civilization and barbarism in the Argentine Gaucho Western
Siboney Obscura Gutiérrez (Mexico City): Intertextual elements in the Mexican Western of the 1960s
Maria Imhof (Cologne): Western at the border. The Western in Mexico and Mexico in the Western
Christian Wehr (Eichstatt-Ingolstadt): Interculturality in Arturo Ripstein’s “Tiempo de morir”
Stefan Borsos (Cologne): Cowboys and Indians. “Sholay” as an instance of intercultural exchange and transnational flow
Cornelia Gunauer (Mainz): Vegetarianism, Clint Eastwood, and Tamil identity – the making of an Indian superhero
Oliver Schmidt (Hamburg): Once upon a time in Verona Beach. Hybrid genre spaces in Baz Luhrman’s “Romeo + Juliet”
Lee Broughton (Leeds): Hybrid texts? Defining the British Western in terms of its musical hall and gothic elements
Andreas Rauscher (Mainz): Virtual Westworld – Western scenarios in video games
Michael Gruteser (Berlin): Wild Winds – creating a Wild West comic book
Thomas Klein (Mainz): Remediating the past. The evolution of the television Western series
Christian Hißnauer (Gottingen): Test the West – Western elements in the German police procedural “Tatort”