Faculty profile

Lenuta Giukin

Department Chair
Associate Professor, French
Fulbright Scholar


Contact

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

Office hours

August-December 2018: Monday, 1-2:30pm, 254 Marano Campus Center

Research

French cinema: gender, immigration, power relationships
Romanian/Moldovan cinemas: identity, nationalism, glocalism
US cinema: gender, action heros/heroines, ideologies

Publications

Select Publications:

“Consciousness and spirituality in the new Romanian cinema.” In Journal of European Studies. Romania 100: Nation, Identity, Global Challenge. Lenuta Giukin, Adriana Gradea, guest editors Volume. 48 (3-4), November 2018. Sage Journals Online.

            “Introduction.” In Journal of European Studies. Romania 100: Nation, Identity, Global Challenge. Lenuta Giukin, Adriana Gradea, guest editors. Double special issue 48 (3-4), November 2018. Sage Journals Online.

            Journal of European Studies. Romania 100: Nation, Identity, Global Challenge. Lenuta Giukin, Adriana Gradea, guest editors. Double special issue 48 (3-4), November 2018. Sage Journals Online.

“Interview with Lenuta Giukin on The Romanian New Wave by Angelina Ilieva and Esther Peters.” In East from Chicago, Russian and Eastern European Studies multimedia blog, University of Chicago. March 30, 2018.
https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/eastfromchicago/2018/03/30/interview-with-lenuta-giukin-on-the-romanian-new-wave/

“Superheroes and Supervillains: Ideals and Ideologies.“ InLe super-héros à l’écran. Mutations, transformation, évolutions. Elie Yazbek, editor. Paris: Editions Orizons, 2017.

 “At the Crossroads of Time: Memoirs and Becoming in Ben Todica’s Documentary Our Journey”. European Visions: Small Cinemas in Transition. Janelle Blankenship, ed. Bielefelf: Transcript-Verlag, 2015. 141-149.

Editor, together with Janina Falkowska and David Desser: Small Cinemas in Global Markets. Genres, Identities, Narratives. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. 67-86.

“Identities in the New Romanian Cinema.” In Small Cinemas in Global Markets: Genres, Identities, Narratives. L. Giukin, J. Falkowska, D. Desser, (eds.) Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.

“Introduction.” Together with Janina Falkowska. Small Cinemas in Global Markets. Genres, Identities, Narratives. L. Giukin, J. Falkowska. D. Desser (eds). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. vii-xxiv.

 “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.

“Patri(m)archies: l’héroine d’action dans le cinéma Hollywoodien.” Théorème: Du héro au super-héro, Sorbonne III: Paris, 2009. 74-88.

“Europe at the Age of Ideals: (Trans)National Identities in French Cinema.” EXCAVATIO 1-2: XXII, 2007.  263-73.   

“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.

Conferences

Select Conferences:

“Social Ideology in Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation.” From the Grassroots to the Global, 9th International Small Cinemas Conference. Florida Atlantic University, November 9-10, 2018.

“Consciousness, Identity, and Spirituality in Romanian Cinema.” Organizer and presenter. SRS Conference #Romania100: Looking Forward through the Past, Bucharest, June 27, 2018.

“Beyond Liminality: New Romanian Cinema - in Search for the Future.” Diversity in Glocal Cinemas: Language, Culture, Identity. The 8th Annual International Conference on Small Cinemas. Bilbao and San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain, September 20-22, 2017.

“Igor Cobileanski’s The Unsaved…” Conflict and Controversy in Small Cinemas. Krakow, Poland, September 28-30, 2016.

Romanian Spirituality & the Global Challenge in the New Romanian Cinema.” MLA (round table chair & presenter), Austin, TX, 2016.

“Moldovan Soviet Cinema: Creating Otherness.” Filming Locations: the Fabric of Culture, Myths and Identity in Small Cinemas. Valletta, Malta, Spt. 24-27, 2015.

“Socialist Colonial Identity in Bessarabian Cinema.” In Panel: Post-Colonial Shadows on Post-Socialist Skies. MLA, Vancouver, Canada. January 7-11, 2015.

“Small Cinema, Global Politics.” International conference 2014: Crisis in Film and Visual Media, Vilnius, Latvia, September 18-20, 2014.

“Romanian Cinema: From Local to Global.” Small Cinemas: Crossing Borders, 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.

“Eastern Europe: The Great Leap Forward.” Small Cinemas: Promotion & Reception, 3rd Annual International Conference, Timisoara, Romania, June 1-3, 2012.

“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.

“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.

Awards and honors

Fulbright Scholar, 2014

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 MTR 3-5 pm 256 Marano Campus Center Office hours: Monday, 1-2:30pm, 254 Marano CC
FRE 102 MTR 3-5 pm 256 Marano Campus Center
FRE 395 TR 5:15-6:35pm 256  Marano Campus Center