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Saul Austerlitz

Part-time Faculty
(212) 992-7772
1 Wash Pl, Room 431

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Office Hours
Tuesday 5-6

B.A. Film Studies, Yale University, 2001
M.A. Cinema Studies, New York University, 2003

Saul Austerlitz teaches a course in writing about comedy. He is the author of three books: Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community (Chicago Review, 2014), Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy (Chicago Review, 2010), and Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes (Continuum, 2007). His work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Slate, The New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. He is at work on a new book about the story of the ill-fated Altamont concert of 1969.

Teaching and Research Interests

film and television; comedy; pop music; contemporary literature; the art of the essay; culture and politics; international film

Saul Austerlitz

Recent News

Saul Austerlitz's Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy With the Rolling Stones at Altamont will be released by Thomas Dunne/Macmillan in July 2018.


2018 Spring

Writing About American Comedy

2017 Spring

Writing About American Comedy

2017 Fall

Writing about Television Drama

2016 Spring

Writing About American Comedy