Dr Nadine Boljkovac

Job title
Senior Lecturer in Film

Nadine Boljkovac (PhD, University of Cambridge; MA, York University Canada; Honours BA, University of Toronto) is Senior Lecturer in Film, School of Film & Television, Falmouth University. In Australia, Boljkovac was the University of New South Wales 2015-17 Lecturer & Postdoctoral Fellow of Visual Culture & the Moving Image (Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia). In the US, Boljkovac was the Brown University 2012-13 Carol G. Lederer Postdoctoral Fellow (Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women - 'Economies of Perception' seminar participant and Pembroke Center & Dept of Modern Culture and Media Instructor). In Scotland, Boljkovac was a University of Edinburgh 2010 postdoctoral fellow (IASH), and University of Aberdeen 2009-10 School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture Film Teaching Fellow.

Her first monograph examining screen affect, ethics and politics via works of Chris Marker and Alain Resnais, Untimely Affects: Gilles Deleuze and an Ethics of Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), was reissued in paperback in April 2015.

A second monograph in progress, Beyond Herself: Feminist (Auto)Portraiture and the Moving Image, assesses works of feminist auto-portraiture by film, literary, dance, and visual artists, including Chantal Akerman, Pina Bausch, Jane Campion, Janet Frame, Frida Kahlo, Sandra Lahire, Vivian Maier, Sylvia Plath, Sally Potter, Emmanuelle Riva, Tilda Swinton and Virginia Woolf, that manifest women's experiences of self-knowledge and reinvention, acuity and diverse mental states.

Book projects include: Against Nature: The Cinema of Werner Herzog with Hanjo Berressem; Deleuze and Affect with Charlie Blake; a special dossier of Screening the Past: A Peer-Reviewed Journal of Screen History, Theory & Criticism (‘Materialising Absence in Film and Media’ forthcoming 2017 with co-editor Saige Walton). Peer-reviewed pieces appear in a Film Theory Handbook, ed Tom Conley and Hunter Vaughan (Anthem Press, forthcoming); Understanding Deleuze, Understanding ModernismDeleuze Studies ('Schizoanalysis and Visual Culture)Open Letter: A Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory (‘Remembering Barbara Godard’)Anamnesia: Private and Public Memory in Modern French CultureGilles Deleuze: Image and Text, ed. Eugene Holland, Daniel W. Smith, Charles J. Stivale.

A frequent collaborator and guest speaker, Boljkovac lectured in December 2014 at the Center for Transformative Media (CTM, under the direction of Edward Keller), Parsons, The New School for Design (NYC), with a talk entitled 'A Secret Called Happiness": Cinema of Ethics, Ethics of Cinema.'


YearQualificationAwarding body
University of Cambridge
York University Canada
Honours BA
University of Toronto

Honours and awards


Awards include: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (4 year Doctoral Award; declined SSHRC Canadian Government Scholarship); University of Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Bursary; Overseas Research Scheme; Marion Kennedy Continuing Research Studentship (Newnham College, University of Cambridge); George Vari Graduate Award in Film and Video (York University, Canada); Norman Jewison Fellowship in Film Studies (University of Toronto).

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Feminist (Auto)Portraiture; Cinema Studies; Visual Culture; Media; Art & Philosophy; Culture, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Screen Affect & Ethics