An Introduction through the Senses
Too often, film and the cinema have been treated primarily as a visual medium, with the consequence that spectatorship has come to be regarded as a matter of the eye alone. In Film History: An Introduction through the Senses, Thomas Elsaesser and Michael Wedel put the other senses at the...
To Be Published April 1st 2016 by Routledge
An Introduction through the Senses, 2nd Edition
What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? This is the key question for film theory, and one that Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener put at the center of their insightful and engaging book, now revised from its popular first edition. Every kind of cinema (and every film theory) first...
Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge
Cultural Memory Since 1945
In German Cinema – Terror and Trauma Since 1945, Thomas Elsaesser reevaluates the meaning of the Holocaust for postwar German films and culture, while offering a reconsideration of trauma theory today. Elsaesser argues that Germany's attempts at "mastering the past" can be seen as both a failure...
Published November 4th 2013 by Routledge
While Hollywood’s success – its persistence – has remained constant for almost one hundred years, the study of its success has undergone significant expansion and transformation. Since the 1960s, Thomas Elsaesser’s research has spearheaded the study of Hollywood, beginning with his...
Published December 6th 2011 by Routledge
An Introduction Through the Senses
What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? That is the central question for film theory, and renowned film scholars Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener use this question to guide students through all of the major film theories – from the classical period to today – in this insightful,...
Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge
Affect and Memory in Contemporary American Cinema
The woman’s picture, the male trauma narrative, and mind-game films—three ways that American cinema tests the limits: of what victims can suffer, what the body can bear, and what the mind can understand. Usually considered both marginal and excessive, these genres, modes, or tendencies in...
Published June 1st 2008 by Routledge
Germany's Historical Imaginary
German cinema of the 1920s is still regarded as one of the 'golden ages' of world cinema. Films such as The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Dr Mabuse the Gambler, Nosferatu, Metropolis, Pandora's Box and The Blue Angel have long been canonised as classics, but they are also among the key films defining an...
Published June 15th 2000 by Routledge