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Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is a professor at the University of Amsterdam, and Chair of the Department of Film and television Studies (1991–2001), now Research Professor, Department of Media and Culture, and responsible for a PhD Programme ‘Cinema Europe’, offered in conjunction with the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, of which he is a Founding and Executive Board Member. He is also General Editor of the series Film Culture in Transition, published by Amsterdam University Press. His essays on film theory, film genre, film history and television have appeared in well over two hundred collections and anthologies, with essays translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Serbian, Slovenian, Czech, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. He lectures widely in the USA, Canada, Italy, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Norway, France, Austria and the Far East.