Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. He has authored, edited, and co-edited some twenty volumes on early cinema, film theory, German and European cinema, Hollywood, new media, and installation art. Recent books that he has written include The Persistence of Hollywood (2012), German Cinema – Terror and Trauma: Cultural Memory Since 1945 (2013) and Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2nd edition, 2015, with Malte Hagener).