• Cinema & Media Arts

  • Temenuga Trifonova

  • Associate Professor

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EDUCATION

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

BIOGRAPHY

Temenuga Trifonova is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies. She has previously taught at the University of California Santa Cruz and at the University of New Brunswick. Trifonova is the author of The Figure of the Migrant in Contemporary European Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2020), Warped Minds: Cinema and Psychopathology (Amsterdam University Press, 2014) and The Image in French Philosophy (Rodopi, 2007), and editor/contributor of Screening the Art World (forthcoming from Amsterdam University Press, 2021), Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime (2017) and European Film Theory (2008). Her articles have appeared in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory, Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving ImageCinema & CieCTheory, SubStance, Space and Culture, Rivista di EsteticaStudies in Comics, The European Journal of American Culture, Studies in European Cinema, Cineaste, Film and Philosophy, CineAction, Scope, Postmodern Culture etc. She is a member of the College of Expert Reviewers, European Science Foundation.

Research and teaching interests
European Cinema, Cinema and Migration, Philosophy of Film, Film Theory, Film Criticism, Cinema and Psychopathology, History and Theory of Photography, Film Adaptations and Remakes, Continental Philosophy, Aesthetic Theory, Cinema and the City, Screenwriting, Creative Writing (fiction)

Fellowships and artist residencies
University of Cambridge, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, 2022
Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna, 2021
Le Studium Centre for Advanced Studies, France, 2018/2019
Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies (Tokyo), 2019
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, 2017
American Academy in Rome, Visiting Scholar, 2015
Dora Maar House, France, 2013
Fondation des Treilles screenwriting residency, 2013
Pushkinskaya 10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg, 2013
Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna, 2012

Novels
Tourist (Black Scat Books, 2018)
Rewrite (NON Publishing, 2014)

Films
Tourist, Winner Best Feature at Mostra del Cinema di Taranto, 2018
The Art of Book Reviewing, Winner Best Screenplay at the Strand Books & Nitehawk Lit on Film Fest, New York (2018); finalist in the 2017 Notting Hill Editions Film Essay Prize
A Museum Guard, 27th dokumentART, Neubrandenburg, 2018
La Mort en la mineur, First Prize in the Short Film Contest Cinéma Premiers Crimes organized by the Bibliothèques de la Ville de Paris, 2015
Man of Glass, Winner of the Cinematic Vision Award at the 2013 Amsterdam Film Festival

 

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