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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


German Film Event - Friday 10 May, 4.30pm, Winstanley Lecture Hall, Trinity College

‘Media Archaeology, Found Footage, and Family Memory: The Sun Island’ (lecture, screening, and Q&A)
By Professor Thomas Elsaesser (University of Amsterdam/Columbia University)

Friday 10 May - Winstanley Lecture Hall, Trinity College, Cambridge

Organised by the German Departmental Research Colloquium and German Graduate Research Seminar

Information about the film can be found on this website:

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Media & Culture at the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of five books and numerous essays on almost all aspects of German cinema, as well as books on Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Harun Farocki. He is also the co-author of the widely used and frequently translated book Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses. From 2006 to 2012 he was Visiting Professor at Yale University, and since 2013 teaches part-time at Columbia University, New York. He is the grandson of the renowned German architect Martin Elsaesser, one of the subjects of The Sun Island, and co-editor of Martin Elsaesser – Schriften (Zurich: Niggli, 2014)