25 May Associate prof. Ana Grgic has been awarded a New Europe College Fellowship!
We are warmly congratulating Ana Grgic, who is an associate professor with the Department of Film and Media at the BBU Faculty of Theatre and Film, for being awarded an NEC Fellowship for her project titled Rediscovering a lost female film pioneer: Mărioara Voiculescu and early cinema in Romania and the Balkans.
Her project examines the film work of the theatre actress and director Mărioara Voiculescu, whose role, like that of many women involved in silent film production, has been neglected. Through primary archival materials and secondary sources, this study aims to reassess Voiculescu’s contribution to early cinema in Romania and reflects on the role of women in the development of Romanian and Balkan film industries within the global context of early filmmaking, film culture, and modernity.
Dr. Ana Grgić (PhD, University of St Andrews) is Visiting Assoc. Professor at Babeș-Bolyai University, and Associate Editor of Studies in World Cinema: A Critical Journal (BRILL). Her research interests include Balkan and Eastern European cinema and film history. She has published widely in journals, such as Studies in Eastern European Cinema, Short Film Studies, Film Quarterly, Frames Cinema Journal, and edited collections such as The Film Festival Yearbook, and Cinemas of Paris. She co-edited a journal special issue on Albanian cinema published in KinoKultura (2016), and another entitled “Women Cutting Movies: Editors from East and Central Europe” for Apparatus (2018). She is co-editor of Contemporary Balkan Cinema: Transnational Exchanges and Global Circuits with Lydia Papadimitriou (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). Her monograph on early cinema, modernity, and visual culture in the Balkans is forthcoming with Amsterdam University Press.[:]