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Luka Arsenjuk

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Affiliate, English
Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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Research Expertise

Film studies

Curriculum Vitae

Luka Arsenjuk completed his PhD in Literature at Duke University (2010) and works as associate professor of cinema and media studies and comparative literature at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he also directs the Program in Cinema and Media Studies. He is the author of Movement, Action, Image, Montage: Sergei Eisenstein and the Cinema in Crisis (University of Minnesota Press, 2018) and has written essays on cinema, philosophy, political theory, and the relationship between politics and art. In 2018, he won the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Award for Best Essay in an Edited Collection for his essay “to speak, to hold, to live by the image: Notes in the Margins of the New Videographic Tendency” (in The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia). His next book is entitled Counter-Logistics: Cinema and the Politics of Movement and will be published by Northwestern University Press. He currently serves as one of the editors for Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. BookMovement, Action, Image, Montage: Sergei Eisenstein and the Cinema in Crisis(University of Minnesota Press, 2018)Reviews:London Review of Books (David Trotter): (Stuart Liebman): Articles/Essays"'Zametki ko vseobshchei historii kino' i dialektika eizenshteinovskogo obraza," in Eizenshtein dlia XXIogo veka, ed. Naum Kleiman (Moscow, Garage: 2020)“‘to speak, to hold, to live by the image’: Notes in the Margins of the New Videographic Tendency,” in The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, and Utopia, edited by Elizabeth A. Papazian and Caroline Eades (London and New York: Wallflower Press, 2016)“On the Impossibility of Object-Oriented Film Theory,” Discourse 38.2 (Spring 2016)“The Notes for a General History of Cinema and the Dialectic of the Eisensteinian Image,” in Sergei Eisenstein, Notes for a General History of Cinema, edited by Naum Kleiman and Antonio Somaini, (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016)“Film Cartographies: An Introduction” in: Fredric Jameson, Filmska Kartiranja [Film Cartographies], introduced by Luka Arsenjuk, translated by Luka Arsenjuk and Maja Lovrenov (Ljubljana: KINO!, 2012)