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Adam Szymanski

Part-time Faculty (Film Studies), Cinema

Adam Szymanski (MA and BA Film Studies, Western University) is a PhD student whose current research is focused on the political aesthetics of melancholy in contemporary global art cinema.

Adam is publishing co-ordinator of the Immediations SSHRC Partnership Grant, works in the Inflexions editorial collective and is an active member of the Senselab.

Adam is the recipient of SSHRC, FQRSC and OGS doctoral fellowships.


Journal Articles

“In the Middle of it All: Words on and with Peter Mettler”. Inflexions: Journal of Research Creation 7: Animating Biophilosophy (April 2014): 209-216.

“Bill Cunningham New York & the Political Potentiality of the Fashion Documentary”. Film, Fashion and Consumption 1.3 (December 2012): 289-306.

“It's All About Love: Félix Guattari's Minor Cinema”. Kinephanos 3.1 (July 2012): 92-109.

Book Chapters

“Practicing Culture? Culturing Practice? ...Australian Aboriginal New Media Arts: An Interview with Jenny Fraser” in Reverse Shots: Indigenous Film and Media in an International Context. Eds. Wendy Pearson and Susan Knabe. Wilfred Laurier University Press. Forthcoming Spring 2015.

Edited Collections

“Tangents: From Earth to Outer Space – embodied art and activist practices explore zones of (in)habitability”. Inflexions: Journal of Research Creation 7: Animating Biophilosophy (April 2014): 184-265. Co-Editor with Marie-Pier Boucher.

Other Publications (Magazines, Art Journals, etc.)

Bordeleau, Erik and Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Toni Pape, Ronald Rose-Antoinette, Adam Szymanski, Alanna Thain. “The Present Feeling: Contemporary Art and the Question of Time / La sensation présente : l’art contemporain et la question du temps”. Introductory essay in Montreal Biennale catalogue. Fall 2014.

“Toward a Melancholy Aesthetics of the Cinema”. |Π| Magazine for Live Arts Research 2 (Fall 2013): 25-28. Special Issue on Melancholy and Politics. Ed. Adam Czirak and Vassilis Noulas.

Teaching activities

Courses Taught

Film 218 First Nations Film
Film 214 English-Canadian Film

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