Janina Falkowska

PhD McGill University

Office: IGAB 0N48
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85805
Email: falkow@uwo.ca 

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

Selected Publications:

  • Small Cinemas in Global Markets. Genres, Identities, Narratives. Eds. Lenuta Giukin, Janina Falkowska, David Desser, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2015.
  • "Small Cinemas Discovered Anew", with Lenuta Giukin in Small Cinemas in Global Markets. Genres, Identities, Narratives. Eds. Lenuta Giukin, Janina Falkowska, David Desser, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2015.
  • “New Cinema of Nostalgia in Poland,” in Small Cinemas in Global Markets. Genres, Identities, Narratives. Eds. Lenuta Giukin, Janina Falkowska, David Desser, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2015.
  • “Small Cinemas within a Big Cinema: The Cinema of the Abject and the Cinema of Capitalist Fantasy in Poland.” In European Visions. Small Cinemas in Transition Eds. Janelle Blankenship and Tobias Nagl, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2015.
  • “Pocalunek smierci. Przestrzen Pozakadrowa w filmach Michaela Haneke, Andrieja Sokurowa oraz Andrzeja Wajdy” (A Kiss of Death. Off screen space in the films of Michael Haneke, Andrei Sokurov and Andrzej Wajda) Kwartalnik Filmowy 87-88 (2014), Rocznik: XXXVI (jesień-zima 2014)
  • “Michael Haneke. Mourning and Melancholia in European Cinema” in Media-Kultura-Komunikacja Spoleczna (Media-Culture-Social Communication) 2014, no. 10/2.
  • “The voices of death in Andrzej Wajda’s film Tatarak (Sweet Rush, 2009)” In Studies in European Cinema, Eds. Owen Evans and Graeme Harper, Intellect Ltd., Francis and Taylor online 2015.
  • 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.


Honors and Distinctions:
Recipient of many Canadian and international research awards and travel grants