Introduction: Film Theory, Cinema, the Body and the Senses 1. Cinema as Window and Frame 2. Cinema as Door - Screen and Threshold 3. Cinema as Mirror - Face and Close-Up 4. Cinema as Eye - Look and Gaze 5. Cinema as Skin - Body and Touch 6. Cinema as Ear - Acoustic and Space 7. Cinema as Brain - Mind and Body 8. Digital Cinema and Film Theory - Challenge or Confirmation?
Thomas Elsaesser is Professor Emeritus of Film and Television Studies at the University of Amsterdam and since 2012 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. His recent books include: Weimar Cinema and After (Routledge, 2000); Metropolis (BFI, 2000); Studying Contemporary American Film (Hodder, 2002, with Warren Buckland); European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood (Amsterdam University Press, 2005); The Persistence of Hollywood (Routledge, 2012); and German Cinema - Terror and Trauma (Routledge, 2013). Malte Hagener is Professor of media studies at Marburg University. He has written Moving Forward, Looking Back: The European Avant-garde and the Invention of Film Culture, 1919-1939 (Amsterdam University Press, 2008) and edited many volumes, including The Emergence of Film Culture (Berghahn, 2014).