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CFS Speaker Series: Professor Thomas Elsaesser, “Trapped in Amber: On the Materialities of Media Memory”

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Trapped in Amber: On the Materialities of Media Memory

A lecture by Professor Thomas Elsaesser


**See also the screening of Professor Elsaesser’s film The Sun Island (2017) on May 15th at 5pm


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 and since 2013 he is Visiting Professor at Columbia University. Author and editor of some twenty books, his work has been published in most European and several Asian languages. Among his recent books are German Cinema – Terror and Trauma: Cultural Memory Since 1945 (New York: Routledge, 2013), Film Theory – An Introduction through the Senses (with Malte Hagener, 2nd revised edition, New York: Routledge, 2015), Körper, Tod und Technik (with Michael Wedel, Paderborn: Konstanz University Press, 2016) and Film History as Media Archaeology (Amsterdam University Press, 2016). He is currently completing a book on Europe, Cinema and Continental Thought (London: Bloomsbury, 2018).


May 15
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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