Senior Lecturer in Film

Nadine Boljkovac (PhD, Cambridge) is a Senior Lecturer in Film at Falmouth University. She is a 2018 Visiting Fellow of the Center for Transformative Media, The New School - Parsons School of Design (NYC); recipient of a University of Cologne 2018-19 Research Fellowship (Morphomata International Center for Advanced Studies); and was a University of New South Wales 2015-17 Postdoctoral Fellow (Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia); the Brown University 2012-13 Carol G. Lederer Postdoctoral Fellow (Pembroke Center for Teaching & Research on Women, Economies of Perception Seminar); a University of Edinburgh 2010 Postdoctoral Fellow (Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, IASH); and University of Aberdeen 2009-10 Film Teaching Fellow.

Boljkovac's monograph examining affect and ethics via Chris Marker and Alain Resnais, Untimely Affects: Gilles Deleuze and an Ethics of Cinema (Edinburgh University Press 2013), was reissued in paperback in 2015. A second monograph in progress, Beyond Herself: Feminist (Auto)Portraiture and the Moving Image, assesses works by international filmmakers, especially documentarians and those exploring (auto)portraiture and (self)perception. Of particular interest are sensorial inscriptions of abandonment and home, illness and mourning that yet proffer flashes of life and endless duration.

Peer-reviewed pieces appear in 'Materialising Absence in Film and Media' - a Special Dossier/Issue 43 co-edited with Saige Walton for Screening the Past: A Peer-Reviewed Journal of Screen History, Theory & Criticism; The Anthem Handbook of Screen Theory (eds Tom Conley and Hunter Vaughan, 2018); A Festschrift... (2018); Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism; Deleuze Studies ('Schizoanalysis and Visual Culture' Special Issue); Open Letter: A Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory (‘Remembering Barbara Godard’)Anamnesia: Private and Public Memory in Modern French Culture; Gilles Deleuze: Image and Text, ed. Eugene Holland, Daniel W. Smith, Charle J. Stivale. Book projects include: Against Nature: The Cinema of Werner Herzog with Hanjo Berressem; Deleuze and Affect with Charlie Blake.


A frequent collaborator and guest speaker, in July 2018 Boljkovac is Guest Lecturer for the Rotterdam Summer Film School's Alain Resnais (organised by Cinea, the Royal Belgian Film Archive) alongside fellow speaker Patricia Pisters, Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin. Other guest lecture invitations have included A Secret Called Happiness: Cinema of Ethics, Ethics of Cinema for CTM / Center for Transformative Media under the direction of Edward Keller, Parsons, The New School for Design (NYC).

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Year Qualification Awarding body
PhD University of Cambridge
MA York University Canada
Honours BA University of Toronto

Honors and awards

Year Description

Select Awards include: Universität zu Köln, Morphomata International Center for Advanced Studies, Research Fellow of the ‘Biography/Life Writing and Portraiture as Figurations of the Particular’ Theme, 2018-19; University of New South Wales, Centre for Modernism Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship of Visual Culture & the Moving Image, 2015-17; Brown University, Pembroke Center, Carol G. Lederer Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012-13; University of Edinburgh, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010; Society for Cinema and Media Studies Student Travel Grant, 2005; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Award for international study, 2005 ($80,000 Canadian); (declined) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Canadian Government Scholarship for Canadian study, 2005 ($105,000 Canadian); University of Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Bursary, 2005-08; Overseas Research Scheme (University of Cambridge), 2005-08; (declined) University of Warwick, North American Postgraduate Award, 2005; Marion Kennedy Continuing Research Studentship - Newnham College, University of Cambridge, 2005; George Vari Graduate Award in Film and Video - York University, Canada, 2004; Norman Jewison Fellowship in Film Studies - University of Toronto, 2002 ($10,000 Canadian).

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

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

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

  • Boljkovac, Nadine

    (2016), Returning Guest Speaker. ‘Feminist (Auto)Portraiture and the Moving Image.’ Englisches Seminar, Universität zu Köln, In: 'Feminist (Auto)Portraiture and the Moving Image' Guest Lecture, 2016, Universität zu Köln, (Published)
  • Boljkovac, Nadine

    (2014), Guest Speaker. ‘A Secret Called Happiness: Cinema of Ethics, Ethics of Cinema.’ Organised by Ed Keller, Director. Center for Transformative Media, Parsons The New School for Design (NYC), December 2014., Center for Transformative Media, Parsons The New School for Design (NYC), December 2014., (Published), Item availability may be restricted.
  • Boljkovac, Nadine

    (2015), Untimely Affects, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, ISBN: 9780748646449