Temenuga Trifonova

Temenuga Trifonova


Temenuga Trifonova is Associate Professor of Creative Arts and Humanities at University College London. She is the author of The Figure of the Migrant in Contemporary European Cinema (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020), Warped Minds: Cinema and Psychopathology (Amsterdam UP, 2014), The Image in French Philosophy (Rodopi, 2007), and the edited volumes Screening the Art World (Amsterdam UP, 2022), Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime (Routledge, 2017) and European Film Theory (Routledge, 2008). Temenuga has been the recipient of research fellowships at CY Cergy Paris Université, Le Studium Centre for Advanced Studies, Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies (Tokyo), NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, the American Academy in Rome, the Dora Maar House, and the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna. When she is not pondering the emergence of neoliberal subjectivity she enjoys writing about impostors and has so far published two novels on the subject— Rewrite (NON Publishing, 2014) and Tourist (Black Scat Books, 2018)—and adapted the second one into a film (Tourist, 2018), which won Best Feature at the Mostra del Cinema di Taranto.
Temenuga Trifonova is a Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse Global Fellow 2023 at the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research.

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