Noah Isenberg


Noah Isenberg is the Professor of Culture and Media at the New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts in New York City where he also directs the Screen Studies Program. The author’s book, Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (California, 2014), was hailed by The New York Times as “a page turner of a biography” and was selected among the Huffington Post as one of the 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), the latter of which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.

His latest book, We’ll Always Have ‘Casablanca’: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie, was 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, his writing has appeared in print and online at such diverse outlets as: The Nation, Times Literary Supplement, Bookforum, New York Review Daily, Film Comment, The Paris Review Daily, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Criterion Collection, The Threepenny Review, Film Quarterly, New German Critique, Partisan Review, Raritan, Lingua Franca, 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 book review editor of Film Quarterly, is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities, and was awarded a 2015-2016 NEH Public Scholar research grant.