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Thomas Elsaesser and I – a memory
Thomas Elsaesser and I – a memory

Author(s): Agnieszka Piotrowska
Subject(s): Higher Education , Film / Cinema / Cinematography, History of Art
Published by: Uniwersytet Gdański
Keywords: Thomas Elsaesser; film studies; Society of Cinema and Media Studies; filmmakers;

Summary/Abstract: I met Thomas Elsaesser at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Montreal in March 2015. I was hanging around the Routledge book stand looking at my newly edited collection Embodied Encounters: New Approaches to Psychoanalysis and Cinema. Thomas came up and picked up one of the books, also at the stand. I noticed the title and said: ‘Oh this is a great volume’ and he said, smiling and winking at me ‘I know I wrote it’. I was delighted to have met him as much of his work is of course foundational for anybody studying film. We laughed and joked about how we were checking out that our books were at the publishers’ stand. I said: ‘But I am really a filmmaker and new to academia’.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 22 (29)
  • Page Range: 43-50
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English