Recently Published

Additional Online Resources

Thomas Elsaesser's Vimeo Page (with video essays) and Wordpress blog (articles and essays)

A Companion Page to Film Theory - An Introduction (2nd edition, 2015)

A career interview, part of the SCMS Field Notes project, here (transcript) and here (audio)

Turnkey or Turnoff: Rebranding the Arts in A Popular Medium (video lecture), Grafics, Montreal, 2015

Manuals for Life: Harun Farocki on Work and Play (video lecture), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin 2015

Harun Farocki: Alex Alberro interviews Thomas Elsaesser (video), New York Artists Space, 2014

Cinema After Film (video lecture), Centre For the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, 2014

Film and Philosophy After Deleuze (video lecture), IKKM Weimar, 2012

The Cinema in the 21st century: Art form or Life form? (video), Kracauer Lecture, Frankfurt, 2012

Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life (video discussion), IKKM Weimar, 2012

Walter Benjamin, Global Cities and Living with Asymmetries (video lecture) Athens, Greece, 2011


Recently Published

Christian Petzold's Barbara - A Thought Experiment on a Vanished Country

Harun Farocki 1944-2014

Farocki: A Frame No Longer Visible

Lovers in Time (a new film by Agnieszka Piotrowska)

Siegfried Kracauer's Affinities

Philip K. Dick, the Mind-Game Film and Retroactive Causality (brief summary here)

Touch and Gesture - On the Borders of Intimacy (brief summary here)

Digital Cinema - Convergence or Contradiction (full text here)

Migration and Motif - The Parapractic Memory of an Image (brief summary here)

The "Return" of 3-D and Response to Miriam Ross (full text here)

European Cinema, Post-heroic Narrative: Claire Denis (full text here)


Avatar: Access for All

The Mind-Game Film (full text here and here)

Bergman's Persona (Criterion Collection)