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Janina Falkowska, Ph.D. (McGill)
Acting Undergraduate Chair

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


Teaching in 2013/2014
Film 2250G: European Movements
Film 9100B: Research Methods
Film 9200B: Film Theories, Criticisms, Histories

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

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

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:
• Recipient of many Canadian and international research and travel grants

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.

Recently, professor Falkowska has been working on two research projects: small world cinemas and cinemas of migration and nomadism.


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

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