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Stuart LiebmanStuart Liebman


Professor of Media Studies, Stuart Liebman received his BA in Social Theory from Brandeis University, an MA in Art History from Boston University, and an MA and PhD in Cinema Studies from New York University. He has served as the Founding Coordinator of the Film Studies Certificate Program at the CUNY Graduate Center as well as the first Chair of the Department of Media Studies at Queens College. He has published widely about early French cinema and theory, post-war German cinema, and Soviet and East European films in a variety of scholarly and critical journals both in the United States and abroad. His many publications include special issues of scholarly journals he has edited: Alexander Kluge: Theoretical Writings, Stories and an Interview (October No. 46, Fall 1988) and Jean Renoir (Persistence of Vision 12/13, Fall 1996). The issue of October (No. 72, Spring 1995), Berlin 1945: 'Liberators Take Liberties,' devoted to German feminist filmmaker Helke Sander won the Association of American Publishers Award for Best Issue of a Scholarly Journal in 1995. His anthology of readings about Claude Lanzmann's film Shoah was published in 2007 by Oxford University Press. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Liebman has been awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Presidential Fellowship at Queens in the Spring of 2007, and in 2006 he was named an Academy Film Fellow of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. A Senior Research Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. during the Spring of 2004, Liebman served as a Fellow of the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute in 2008-09. He is currently completing a book on the first decade of Holocaust representation in world cinema.

Recent Publications


Claude Lanzmann's Shoah: Key Essays. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).

Jean Renoir: A Centenary Tribute. Persistence of Vision, No. 12/13 (Summer 1996). [Guest Editor]

"Berlin, 1945: War and Rape; Liberators Take Liberties." October, No. 72 (Spring 1995). [Guest Co-Editor with Annette Michelson]  [WINNER: Association of American Publishers' Award for Best Single Issue of a Scholarly Journal in 1995; presented March 14, 1996.]

Alexander Kluge: Theoretical Writings, Stories, and an Interview. October, No. 46 (Fall 1988). [Guest Editor]


"Les Juifs dans le cinéma polonais depuis la deuxième guerre mondiale." In Annette Wieviorka and Jean-Charles Szurek, eds. Juifs et polonais (Paris: 2008). FORTHCOMING

"Espacio, Velocidad, Revelacion y Tiempo. Las Primas Teorias de Jean Epstein." In aniel Pitarch and Angel Quintana, eds. (Special Issue devoted to Jean Epstein) Archivos de la Filmoteca (Valencia, Spain) (June 2008). FORTHCOMING

"Historiographie et Cinéma de l'Holocauste: Défis et avancées." In Jean-Michel Frodon, ed., Le Cinéma et la Shoah (Paris: Cahiers du Cinéma, 2007), pp. 231-243.

"Verdict on Auschwitz." Cineaste Vol.XXXII, No. 4 (Fall 2007): 59-61.

"On Andrzej Munk." Cineaste Vol. XXXII, No. 2 (Spring 2007): 62-66.

"Introduction: Claude Lanzmann's Shoah." In Stuart Liebman, ed. Claude Lanzmann's Shoah: Key Essays (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 3-24.

"Andrzej Wajda's War." Cineaste Vol. XXXII, No. 1 (Winter 2007): 42-47.

"Bed and Sofa by Abram Room." Cineaste Vol. XXX, No. 3 (Summer 2005): 71-74.

"Les premières images des camps: l'Exemple de Maïdanek." Les Cahiers du Judaïsme No. 15 (a special issue edited by Anne Grynberg and Christian Delage) (Winter 2004): 49-60. [A revised version of this essay appears in English in Dagmar Herzog, ed., Lessons and Legacies, Vol. 7 (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2006), pp. 333-351].

"Visitings of Awful Promise: The Cinema Seen from Etna." In Richard Allen and Malcolm Turvey, eds. Essays in Honor of Annette Michelson (Amsterdam, The Netherlands: University of Amsterdam Press, 2003), pp. 91-108.



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