Dr. Tom Saunders

Dr. Tom Saunders
Associate Professor and Honours Adviser

BA (York), MA, PhD (UofT)

Office: Cle B207

Office Hours

Mondays 1:00 - 2:00, Tuesdays 10:45 - 11:45 or by appointment.


European history. Modern Germany; cinema and society; media and scandal

Selected publications


  • Hollywood in Berlin: American Cinema and Weimar Germany. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

Recent Articles and Chapters:

  • “Filming the Nazi Flag: Leni Riefenstahl and the Cinema of National Arousal,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 33,1 (2016), 23-45. 
  • “Self-Help and State Rescue:  The Raiffeisen Bank and Rationalization of the Cooperative Movement in Weimar Germany,” Canadian Journal of History, 51,2 (2016), 300-28. 
  • “The Sexual Economy and the New Woman:  Images of Prostitution in Weimar Cinema,” Catriona McAvoy & Karen A. Ritzenhoff (eds.), Selling Sex on Screen:  From Weimar Cinema to Zombie Porn.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, 1-21.
  • “Moving Images and the Popular Imagination:  Visual Pleasure and Film Censorship in Comparative Perspective,” in Evert Peeters et al. (eds.), Beyond Pleasure: Cultures of Modern Asceticism.  New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011, 65-86.


HSTR 240B Europe, Napoleon to the European Union
HSTR 300 Hitler in History
HSTR 350B Weimar and Nazi Germany
HSTR 496 Approaches to History