Emeritus Profiles

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  • Richard Koszarski
  • Position: Professor of English
  • Retired Since: 2020
  • Email Address: rkoszars@english.rutgers.edu
  • Bio: Professor Koszarski is editor-in-chief of Film History: an International Journal. He is the author of Hollywood on the Hudson Film and Television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff (2008); Fort Lee, The Film Town (2004); Von: The Life and Films of Erich Von Stroheim (2001); An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture (1994); and The Man You Loved to Hate: Erich von Stroheim and Hollywood (1983). In 1991, he was awarded the Prix Jean Mitry by the Giornate del Cinema Muto "for safeguarding and apprising the cinematographic patrimony." Professor Koszarski's research interests include the history of the American film industry, cinema and museology, and the development of television. He is currently writing a history of filmmaking in New York and New Jersey.
  • Education: PhD, New York University MA, New York University BA, Hofstra University
  • Areas of Specialization: Film and Film Studies
  • Undergraduate Courses Taught: American Cinema Film Genres Introduction to Film Major Filmmakers World Cinema

Awards, Affiliations, Distinctions and Fellowships

  • Bergen County Historic Preservation Award for Fort Lee, The Film Town, 2005
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2003
  • Prix Jean Mitry, Giornate del Cinema Muto, 1991
  • Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1923, 1991
  • National Film Book Award for The Man You Loved to Hate: Erich von Stroheim and Hollywood, 1984
  • American Council of Learned Societies, Research grant, 1978

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