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Lenuta Giukin

Associate Professor, French


Contact

254 Marano Campus Center
315.312.2461
lenuta.giukin@oswego.edu

Office hours

By appointment

Publications

  • Forthcoming: Editor, together with Janina Falkowska and David Desser; Preface by Janina Falkowska and Lenuta Giukin: Small Cinemas in Global Markets. Genres, Identities, Narratives. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.
  • Forthcoming: “Identities in the New Romanian Cinema.” In Small Cinemas in Global Markets: Genres, Identities, Narratives. L. Giukin, N. Falkowska, D. Desser, (eds.) Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.
  • Republished Film Review: “Our Journey by Benoni Todica.” The Romania Journal, October 12, 2014. http://www.romaniajournal.ro/our-journey-introspection-over-ciudanovita-uranium-mines/ 
  • Republished Film Review: “Our Journey by Benoni Todica.” The RSAA Newsletter, Vol 25:2  (August 2014). http://www.thersaa.org/newsletter.html
  • “At the Crossroads of Time: Memoirs and Becoming in Ben Todica’s Documentary Our Journey”. European Visions: Small Cinemas in Transition. Janelle Blankenship (Editor). Transcript-Verlag, 2014. ISBN-10: 3837618188. ISBN-13: 978-3837618181
  • Memoria Satului Romanesc/Memories of the Romanian Village. English Language Editor. Special Romanian-Basque Edition in English-French. Timisoara: Editura Brumar, 2012.
  •  “La rascruce de timpuri: memorie si devenire in documentarul Drumul nostru de Ben Todica/At the Crossroads of Time: Memoirs and Becoming in Ben Todica’s Documentary Our Journey”. (Romanian translation) Reteaua Literara, 1:28 (2012).
  • This (Un)Real Body. Anthology of Essays. Main English Language Co-Editor. Timisoara: Editura Eurobit, 2011.
  • “Gender Evolutions and Power Relationships in Contemporary French Cinema.” This (Un)Real Body. Anthology of Essays. Timisoara: Editura Eurobit, 2011.
  •  “Radu Mihaileanu, a New Cinematic Humanism.” Film Criticism XXXIV: 2-3 (2010): 67-80.
  • Drumul nostru de Benoni Todica. Film Review.” Observatorul, Toronto, Canada. September 1, 2009.
  • Invited Radio Film Review: Drumul nostru by Benone Todica. Melbourne Ethnic Community Radio-3ZZZ, Australia. August 29, 2009.
  • Invited article: “Patri(m)archies: l’héroine d’action dans le cinéma Hollywoodien.” Théorème: Du héro au super-héro, Sorbonne III: Paris, 2009. 74-88.
  • “Cinematic Transgressions:André Delvaux, and the Surrealist Dilemma.” The French Review, 81:6 (May 2008): 72-84.
  • Invited Book Review:  Theory of the Image: capitalism, contemporary film, and women
  • ANN KIBBEY, 2004.  Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana University Press. The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television28:1 (March 2008): 118-120.
  • “Europe at the Age of Ideals: (Trans)National Identities in French Cinema.” EXCAVATIO 1-2: XXII, 2007.  263-73.
  • “Intégration, Langue, Ecole et Communauté: Rapprocher l’Ecole de la Maison. Un paradigme de contrôle, d’évaluation et d’amélioration du processus d’enseignement et d’apprentissage pour diverses populations scolaires. ” (by Alfred D. Frederick). Lenuta Giukin, Translator/Translation Coordinator. Centre National de Production de Manuels Scolaires, Benin. 2nd edition, 2007. 21-80.
  • “Intégration, Langue, Ecole et Communauté: Rapprocher l’Ecole de la Maison. Un paradigme de contrôle, d’évaluation et d’amélioration du processus d’enseignement et d’apprentissage”/“The Integration of Language, School, and Community: Bridging the Gap Between Home and School.  A Paradigm for Monitoring, Assessing, and Improving the Schooling Process.”  Lenuta Giukin, Translator/Translation Coordinator.  In Alfred D. Frederick, Intégration, Langue, Ecole et Communauté: Rapprocher l’Ecole de la Maison. Un paradigme de contrôle, d’évaluation et d’amélioration du processus d’enseignement et d’apprentissage. Porto Novo: Centre National de Production de Manuels Scolaires, 2006. 21-78.
  • Encyclopedia article:  “Leonor Fini.”  France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, History. Bill Marshall, Editor. Oxford/Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2005. 441-3.
  • Invited Book Review:  “Vis-à-vis. Third Edition. A. O. Hadley and A. Muyskens, Editors.  The McGraw Hill Companies Inc., 2003.” The French Review 78:2 (2004): 380-1.
  • “Demystification and Webtopia in the Films of Nelly Kaplan.” Cinema Journal 42:3 (Spring 2003): 96-113.
  • “Boy-Girls: Genre, Body, and Popular Culture in Hong Kong Action Movies.” Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Gender in Film at the End of the 20th Century. Murray Pomerance, Ed. New York: State University of New York, 2001. 55-69.
  • “H. Niogret.  Zhang Yimou: ‘I wanted to do something else than in my previous movies.’” and “M. Ciment. Interview with Zhang Yimou. Asking the Questions.”  Lenuta Giukin, Translator.  Zhang Yimou: Interviews.  Jackson:  University Press of Mississippi, 2001.
  • “La mère Afri(que)caine:  tradition et continuité d’un discours politique dans le cinéma africain francophone.”  The Mother in/and French Literature, ed. Buford Norman.  Amsterdam:  Rodopi, 2000.  209-222.

Conferences

  • Forthcoming: “Socialist Colonial Identity in Bessarabean Cinema.” In Panel: Post-Colonial Shadows on Post-Socialist Skies. MLA, Vancouver 2015.
  • “Igor Cobileanski: Fantasy and Identity in Moldovan Cinema.” International conference 2014: Crisis in Film and Visual Media, Vilnius, Latvia, September 18-20, 2014.
  • “Moldovan Cinema: the Struggle for Identity.” NeMLA, Harrisburg, PA, April 3-6, 2014.
  •  “Romanian Cinema: From Local to Global.” Small Cinemas, 4th Annual International Conference, Florianopolis, Brazil, September 4-6, 2013.
  • “The Roma in Contemporary Romanian Cinema and Media.” Ethnicity, Race and Nationalism in European Media and Film, University of Manchester, 23-25 May, 2013.
  • “Romanian Cinema: New Realism, Old Politics?” Popular Culture & World Politics International Conference. Hobart and William Smith Colleges. November 9-11, 2012.
  • “Eastern Europe: The Great Leap Forward.” Small Cinemas: Promotion & Reception, 3rd Annual International Conference, Timisoara, Romania, June 1-3, 2012.
  • “The Dilemma of Cultural Encounters: New Identities in Romanian Cinema.” NeMLA Convention 2012, Rochester, March 18, 2012.
  • “Private Bodies, Social Bodies in French Cinema.” Seventh International Symposium of Corpus. Parents’ Bodies, Children’s Bodies: From Conception to Education, Timisoara, November 28th-29th, 2011.
  • “The Other East as in Eastern Europe: Balkanism and Romanian Cinema.” Small Cinemas in Transition, 2nd Annual International Conference, SUNY Oswego, September 16-18, 2011.
  • “Affaires de ménage: Body and Power Relationships in French Cinema.” This (Un)Real Body International Conference, Timisoara, Romania, Nov 4-5, 2010.
  • “At the crossroads of time: Memoirs and becoming as factors of generation forging.” European Visions: Small Cinemas in Transition; International Conference. University of Western Ontario, Canada, June 29-30, 2010.
  • “Nelly Kaplan or What Surrealism Could Have Been.” European Cinema: Experiment, Mainstream and Praxis, , Univ. of Binghamton, NY. July 9-12, 2009.
  • “Representations of the Modern City & Its Discontents in French Cinema and Television.”  Southeast Conference on Languages & Literatures.  Stetson University, DeLand, Florida. February 22-23, 2008.
  • “Immigration in French Cinema or About that Postcolonial Inconvenient.” L’exception Française, 20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Texas A&M, March 22-24, 2007.
  • “Europe at the Age of Ideals:  “Transnational Identities in Cédric Klapish’s L’auberge espagnole et Les poupées russes.” AIZEN/CUNY International Conference on Naturalism and Realism, New York, May 5-6, 2006.
  • “From the Age of Ideals to the Ideal Age:  Nelly Kaplan’s Journey from La fiancée du pirate to Cuisses de grenouilles.” Women and Creativity, Marquette University, WI, March 23-25, 2006.
  • “When the Feminine Meets the Fantastic:  Creative Visions in Nelly Kaplan’s and Leonor Fini’s Works.”  International Conference on the Fantastic, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 16-19 March, 2005.
  • “The Case of Gypsies in French Cinema:  Gadjo Dilo as a Mediating Narrative.”  French and Francophone Fictions: Cinema and Television, Lyon, France, July 6-8, 2004.
  • “The Dilemma of Cultural Encounters: Representations of Gypsies in French Television and Cinema.” Diversity and Difference in France and the Francophone World, Florida State University, FL, April 1-3, 2004.
  • “Jan Svankmajer and the Persistence of Image.”  The 31st Annual 20th-Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February-March 2003.
  • “La mère Afri(que)caine:  tradition et continuité d’un discours politique dans le cinéma africain francophone.”  The 27th annual French Literature Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, March 1999.
  • “Présent et passé: visages du politique dans le cinéma africain francophone.” French Forum, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, February, 1999.

Awards and honors

Fulbright Scholar, 2014
Research: The Moldovan Film Industry

Education

Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
MA, French Literature, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994
MA, French & Romanian Languages & Literature, West University of Timisoara, Romania, 1984

Classes taught

FRE 101 TR 2:20-3:40 pm 242 Marano Campus Center Office hours: by appt.
FRE 202 TR 12:45-2:05 pm 242 Marano Campus Center
FRE 310 TR 3:55-5:15 pm 242 Marano Campus Center