Noah Isenberg


Noah Isenberg is Professor of Culture and Media at the New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, where he also directs the Screen Studies program. The author, most recently, of the critical biography Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (California, 2014), his other books include Detour (British Film Institute, 2008) and Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era (Columbia, 2009). His new book, We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie, will be published by W.W. Norton (and by Faber & Faber in the UK) in February 2017. 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 such diverse venues as 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. He is the book review editor of Film Quarterly magazine.


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