Elsaesser, Thomas


Thomas Elsaesser is one of the leading film scholars worldwide and the first holder of the Ingmar Bergman professorship. He is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam and known for his writings on classical and post-classical Hollywood, national German cinema, and on early cinema and new media history and the relations between mainstream and the avant garde in European cinema.

Elsaesser lectures widely in Europe and North America, and he has held visiting appointments at the Universities of California-Berkeley, Yale University, Stockholm, Berlin, and Vienna.

Bibliography & More:

Elsaesser, Thomas. Film Theory: the Body and the Sense. New York: Routledge. 2009.

Elsaesser, Thomas. Hollywood Heute. Berlin: Bertz & Fischer. 2009.

Elsaesser, Thomas. Terror and Trauma. Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos. 2007.

Elsaesser, Thomas. European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 2005.



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