Temenuga Trifonova

Temenuga Trifonova
Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo
M.F.A. University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo
M.F.A. University of California, San Diego
Associate Professor

Temenuga Trifonova is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Arts. She has previously taught at the University of New Brunswick and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Trifonova is the author of Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime (Routledge, 2017), Warped Minds: Cinema and Psychopathology (Amsterdam University Press, 2014), European Film Theory (Routledge, 2008), and The Image in French Philosophy (Rodopi, 2007). She has published in The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Film TheoryCinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, SubStance, Film and Philosophy, Space and Culture, The European Journal of American Culture, Studies in European Cinema, Rivista di EsteticaCTheory: Theory beyond the Codes, Cineaste, Studies in Eastern European Cinema, CineAction, Studies in Comics, Quarterly Journal of Film and Video, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Postmodern Culture, Scope, Kinema, Senses of Cinema, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, and in several edited collections.

Research and Teaching Interests

Film Theory, Philosophy of Film, Film Criticism, European Cinema, Aesthetics, Film and Photography, Theories of Modernity, The Cinematic City, Neuroaesthetics and Neurocinematics, Film and Literature, Aesthetic Theory, Film and Psychopathology, Medium Specificity, Film Remakes, Theory and Practice of Screenwriting, Contemporary American Cinema, Creative Writing.

Fellowships and Artist Residencies

LE STUDIUM/Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Université François Rabelais, France, 2018/2019
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, Visiting Scholar, September 2017
American Academy in Rome, Visiting Scholar, July 2015
Creative Writing Artist Residency, Istanbul, June 2015
Brown Foundation Fellow at the Dora Maar House, France, July 2013
Fondation des Treilles Screenwriting Residency, France, June 2013
Artist in Residence, Pushkinskaya10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2013
Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Department of Cinema, University of Bologna 

Creative Work

Tourist (2017, 100 min), feature film, directed, written and shot by Temenuga Trifonova, Blow-up International Art house Film Festival, Chicago, 2017

The Art of Book Reviewing (essay film), finalist in the 2017 Notting Hill Editions Film Essay Prize

La mort en la mineur (short film) – winner of the First Prize in the Film Contest Cinéma Premiers Crimes organized by the Bibliothèques de la Ville de Paris, France (2015)

L’Uomo EURazionale (short film), Mamma Roma e i Suoi Quartieri Film Festival, Rome, Italy, 2015

Participant in Transpositions, group exhibition of participants in the St. Petersburg Art Residency at the Art Centre Pushkinksaya-10, St. Petersburg Museum of Nonconformist Art, July 25 – August 30, 2015

Rewrite (novel), Vancouver: NON Publishing (2014)

Man of Glass (feature film, 2012), winner of the Cinematic Vision Award at the 2013 Amsterdam Film Festival; the film screened at the Deboshir International Festival of Independent Cinema in St. Petersburg, Russia (December 19-22, 2013) as part of the Canada in Focus program, and at CinemAvvenire in Rome (June 5, 2014)

Group photography exhibition, Black Cat gallery, Toronto, December 11-31, 2014

Solo Photography Exhibition at 2186 Dundas Gallery, Toronto, February – March, 2014

Crime and Punishment: Raskolnikov in Hollywood, International Artist Residency at Pushkinskaya 10 Art Center, St.Petersburg, Russia, May 1- 31, 2013

Group photography exhibition, EAGL gallery Berlin, February – March, 2013

Writer for the experimental theater project ALTBAU, Theater am Tisch, Berlin, April – October 2013

Against Nature, feature script, semi-finalist in the 2010 British Feature Screenplay Competition; shortlisted for the Courage and Fortitude Award in the 2010 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Contest