Noah Isenberg


Noah Isenberg is the Chair of the Department of Radio, Television and Film at the University of Texas, Austin. Prior to that, he was Professor of Culture and Media at the New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, where he directed the Screen Studies program. His most recent book is We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie, published by W.W. Norton (and by Faber & Faber in the UK) in February 2017. He’s also the author of the critical biography Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (California, 2014), Detour (British Film Institute, 2008), Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era (Columbia, 2009) and other books. The recipient of grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Commission, the International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he received an NEH Public Scholar award in 2015-2016. His writing has appeared in BookforumFilm Comment, Paris Review Daily, NYR Daily, Criterion CollectionThreepenny ReviewCinema JournalFilm QuarterlyThe Nation, the TLS, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Wall Street JournalNew Republic, and The New York Times. From 1995-2004, he taught at Wesleyan University, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania and at Dartmouth College.


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