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British Academy Fellows

Record for: ELSAESSER, Professor Thomas

Post: Emeritus Professor of Film Studies, Department of Media and Culture, University of Amsterdam

Specialisms: History and pre-history of cinema and moving image culture 1870s-1900s; European cinema since 1945; German cinema; ‘New Hollywood’ of the 1970s, ‘post-classical’ cinema since the 1990s; architecture and urbanism; avant-garde cinema and installation art

Appointments:
Professor of Film Studies, Department of Media and Culture, University of Amsterdam University of Amsterdam (1991-2008)
Lecturer in German University of Sussex (1971-1972)
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English & Comparative Literature University of East Anglia (1972-1991)
Professor, Film Studies University of Amsterdam (1991-2008)
Visting Professor Columbia University, New York (2014-)

Principal publications:
Germany Cinema: Terror and Trauma (Rourledge), 2013
The Persistence of Hollywood (Routledge), 2012
Film Theory-An Introduction (Routledge), 2011
European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood (Amsterdam UP), 2005
Fassbinder's Germany (Amsterdam University Press), 1996
New German Cinema: A History (Macmillan), 1989

Elected to the Fellowship: 2008 § H6

Website:

http://home.hum.uva.nl/oz/elsaesser/