Remembering Thomas Elsaesser and Peter Wollen

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Late in 2019 film studies lost two of its founding members that help define the field as a discipline with their work in the last 50 years. Thomas Elsaesser was one of the founding members of the editorial board of CINEJ Cinema Journal. His contribution to the study of German Cinema, founding of Amsterdam School of Cultural Studies and training of countless PhD students in the field will be a long-lasting legacy for this giant figure of cinema and media studies. Peter Wollen will be remembered for his Signs and Meaning in the Cinema and as the father of structuralism in film studies. Along with his partner Laura Mulvey he will also be remembered as a pioneering experimental media producer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalCINEJ Cinema Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 11 Mar 2020


  • cinema
  • film
  • gender
  • New German Cinema
  • Thomas Elsaesser
  • Peter Wollen
  • Norman Hollyn
  • Amnon Buchbinder


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