Noah Isenberg


Noah Isenberg is Professor of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, where he also directs the Screen Studies program. The author, most recently, of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (California, 2014), which the New York Times hailed as “a page turner of a biography” and Huffington Post selected among its Best Film Books of 2014, his other books include Detour (British Film Institute, 2008) and Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era (Columbia, 2009). He is currently writing a new book, Everybody Comes to Rick’s: How ‘Casablanca’ Taught Us to Love Movies, to be published by W.W. Norton (and by Faber in the UK). 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, his writing has appeared in such diverse venues as Film Comment, Los Angeles Review of Books, Paris Review Daily, Times Literary Supplement, Bookforum, Criterion Collection, Threepenny Review, Film Quarterly, The Nation, Wall Street Journal, The New Republic and the New York Times. From 1995-2004, he taught at Wesleyan University, in Connecticut, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania and at Dartmouth College. He serves as the book review editor of Film Quarterly magazine, is a standing fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities, and most recently was awarded a 2015-2016 NEH Public Scholar research grant.