Thomas Elsaesser is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam. From 2006 to 2012 he was Visiting Professor at Yale University, and since 2013 teaches part-time at Columbia University. Besides publishing over 200 essays in journals and collections, he has authored, edited and co-edited some 20 volumes on film history, film theory, German and European cinema, Hollywood, Media archaeology, New Media and Installation Art. His books have been translated, among others into French, German, Hungarian, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, and Turkish.
Among his recent books as author are: German Cinema - Terror and Trauma: Cultural Memory Since 1945 (New York: Routledge, 2013) and (with Malte Hagener) Film Theory – An Introduction through the Senses (2nd edition, New York: Routledge, 2015). He is currently completing a book on European Cinema and Continental Thought (Bloomsbury, 2016).
Thomas Elsaesser will teach every spring semester through 2020.