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Janina Falkowksa, Ph.D. (McGill)

Office: UC 75
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85805


Teaching in 2012/2013
Film 2200F: Film Theories, Criticisms, Histories
Film 2245G: East European Cinema
Film 2250G: European Movements
Film 4474F/9212A: Seminar: European Migrations

Teaching in 2011/2012
Film 2200F: Film Theories, Criticisms, Histories
Film 2250F: European Movements

Areas of Interest:
National Cinemas; Polish and East-Central European Cinema; European Cinema, Film Theory; History; Mikhail Bakhtin; Reception Theory

Selected Publications:
Andrzej Wajda: History, Politics, and Nostalgia in Polish Cinema. Oxford, UK and New York: Berghahn Books, 2007. 340pp.
The Political Films of Andrzej Wajda. Oxford, UK and Providence, US: Berghahn Books, 1996. 180pp.
• With Marek Haltof. The New Polish Cinema. Trowbridge, England: Flicks Books, 2003. 300pp.
National Cinemas in Postwar East-Central Europe. Special Edition of the Canadian Slavonic Papers. Canadian Slavonic   Papers 42.1-2 (2000). 250pp.
• With Graham Petrie. “Andrzej Wajda” and “Poland.” Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film. New York: Schirmer Reference and   Twayne Publishers, 2006. 271-277.

Honors and Distinctions:
• International Curriculum Fund for the development of a new course $5000 (2008
• International Travel Grant: New Directions in the Humanities Conference France $1200 (2007)
• Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Fund Internal Grant Award 4A SSHRC International Fund Competition $6000   (2007- 2006)

Works in Progress:
Melancholia and Mourning in European Cinema. This book will re-examine the works of five major European filmmakers, Alain Resnais, Michelangelo Antonioni, Andrei Tarkovsky, Andrzej Wajda and Michael Haneke from the viewpoint of melancholia and mourning.


Department of Film Studies - Western University
University College Building, Room 79
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7
Tel: 519.661.3307

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