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Dina Iordanova
 
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Country: Bulgaria
Born: 1960
 

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Dina Iordanova is a notable specialist in world cinema, with special expertise in the cinema of the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Europe in general. Her research approaches cinema on a meta-national level and focuses on the dynamics of transnational film; she has special interest in issues related to cinema at the periphery and in alternative historiography. She has published extensively on international and transnational film art and film industry, and convenes research networks on film festivals and on the dynamics of global cinema.
She has been credited with creating the Film Studies programme at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland’s first University (founded 1413), where she was appointed to their first ever Chair in Film and engaged in a wide-ranging effort to modernize effort the University’s portfolio, bringing the programme to an internationally respected status within a short time. She also founded the Centre for Film Studies, which she currently directs.
Born in an intellectual family in communist Bulgaria, she read Philosophy and German and obtained her Doctorate under the guidance of Prof. Isaac Passy in Aesthetics and cultural history at Kliment Okhridski University in Sofia, in 1986. She worked at the Institute for Cultural Studies before emigrating to Canada in 1990. In emigration she lived and worked in Canada and the USA, later on settling in the UK in 1998 and becoming actively engaged in European networks and projects1. Prior to her arrival at St. Andrews, she held positions at the Radio-TV-Film department at the University of Texas at Austin, a Rockefeller Fellowship at the Franke Institute for the Humanities at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Leicester in England. Her work is reviewed widely, translated in over fifteen languages and adopted for use in courses at over seventy Universities internationally.



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Digital Disruption: Cinema Moves On-line
Editors: Dina Iordanova and Stuart Cunningham
Publisher: St Andrews Film Studies, 2012
Purchase it now at: amazon.co.uk, stafs.org

Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism

Editors: Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin

Publisher: St Andrews Film Studies, 2012

Purchase it now at: amazon.co.uk, stafs.org


Film Festival Yearbook 3: Film Festivals and East Asia

Authors and Editors: Dina Iordanova and Ruby Cheung

Publisher: St Andrews Film Studies, 2011

Purchase it now at: amazon.co.uk, stafs.org


Cinema at the Periphery

Editors: Dina Iordanova, David Martin-Jones and Belen Vidal

Publisher: Wayne State University Press, 2010

Purchase it now at: amazon.co.uk, Wayne State University Press, University of St Andrews


Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New Europe

Authors: William Brown, Dina Iordanova, Leshu Torchin

Publisher: St Andrews Film Studies, 2010

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Film Festival Yearbook 2: Film Festivals and Imagined Communities

Authors and Editors: Dina Iordanova and Ruby Cheung

Publisher: St Andrews Film Studies, 2010

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Film Festival Yearbook 1: The Festival Circuit

Editors: Dina Iordanova and Ragan Rhyne.

Publisher: St Andrews Film Studies with College Gate Press, 2009

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Special Issue on Film Festivals

Guest editor: Dina Iordanova for Film International, 2008.

 

Special issue of Third Text: “Picturing ‘Gypsies’: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Roma Representation

Guest editor: Dina Iordanova 2008.


Budding Channels of Peripheral Cinema

Author: Dina Iordanova

Author: Dina Iordanova

Publisher: College Gate Press, 2008

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New Bulgarian Cinema

Author: Dina Iordanova

Publisher: College Gate Press, 2008

Purchase it now at: blurb.com


Contemporary Balkan Cinema, supplement to Cineaste

Editor: Dina Iordanova.

Publisher: Cineaste, Summer 2007


Indian Cinema Abroad: Transnational Historiography of Cinematic Exchanges ( special issue of South Asian Popular Culture Studies)

Editor: Dina Iordanova

Publisher: Routledge, October 2006

Purchase it now at: tandfonline.com


Cinema of the Balkans

Editor: Dina Iordanova

Publisher: Wallflower Press, 2006

Purchase it now at: amazon.co.uk


Cinema of the Other Europe: The Industry and Artistry of East Central European Film

Author: Dina Iordanova

Publisher: Wallflower, 2003

Purchase it now at: amazon.co.uk


Romanies in International Cinema, Special issue of Framework

Editor: Dina Iordanova

Publisher: Fall, 2003


Emir Kusturica

Author: Dina Iordanova

Publisher: BFI Publishing, 2002

Purchase it now at: amazon.co.uk


Cinema of Flames: Balkan Film, Culture and the Media

Author: Dina Iordanova

Publisher: BFI Publishing, 2001

Purchase it now at: filmstore.bfi.org.uk, amazon.co.uk


The BFI Companion of East European and Russian Cinema

Authors: Richard Taylor, Nancy Wood, Julian Graffy, Dina Iordanova

Publisher: BFI Publishing, 2000

Purchase it now at: filmstore.bfi.org.uk 

 
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Cinema at the Periphery - A Report by Senses of Cinema
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Dina Iordanova's blog
Dina Iordanova at University of St. Andrews
 
 
 
 
» Blurred Memory, Responsibility, War Film. By Dina Iordanova
» Praznik (The Feast) 1967 by Dina Iordanova
 
 
 
 
» Instead of Foreword: Cinema of the Balkans in and beyond cliches
» Borderline Galore: Bulgarian Documentary
» The Balkans is not a geography, it’s a cultural approach
» "Early Cinema in the Balkans and the Near East: Beginnings to Interwar Period" programme and screenings
» Early Cinema in the Balkans and the Near East: Beginnings to Interwar Period international conference
» Istanbul Film Festival 2015 - Balkans: Cinema of Flames
» A festival report from the Divan Film Festival and the Balkan Film and Food Festival
» Interview with Marian Tutui
» Divan Film Festival 2014, 26-31 August
» Early Cinema in the Balkans and the Near East: Beginnings to Interwar Period
» Maya Vitkova about Viktoria΄s Victory
» Goran Paskaljević, a Balkan humanist
» From Yugoslav to Serbian Cinema: 1991-2001 Themes and Characteristics of a Cinema Industry in Transition
» Imagining the Balkans... in Film
» Do the Balkans Imply a Peculiar Sensibility?
» New Romanian Cinema between Exoticism and State Subventions
» The Greek and Balkan Spirit of Comedy During the Journeys with the Films of Theo Angelopoulos
 
     
 
 
     
 
       
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