Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor, African Cultural Studies & French
1406 Van Hise Hall
- PhD’10 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
- BA’02 Lawrence University
Fields of Interest
Vlad Dima is a film specialist. His main interest lies in Francophone cinemas, but he also researches and writes about French cinema (especially the New Wave), film theory, Hitchcock, Tarantino/American auteur cinema, television studies, Quebec novel, theater of the absurd, and last but not least, zombies.
- “The Beautiful Skin: Football, Fantasy, and Cinematic Bodies in Africa,” forthcoming monograph, Michigan State University Press, fall 2020.
- “Waiting for (African) Cinema: Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s Quest,” African Studies Review, Volume 58, No. 3, July 2018, 13-30.
- “The Beautiful Fantasy: Imaginary Representations of Football in West-African Cinema,” Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French (eds. Thibaut Schilt and Michael Gott), Edinburgh University Press, February 2018, 155-174.
- Sonic Space in Djibril-Diop Mambety’s Films, Indiana University Press, 2017.
- “Cinepoetic Violence: the Dismemberment of Language in Leila Sebbar’s Une femme à la fenêtre,” CELAAN: Revue du Centre d’Etudes des Littératures et des Arts d’Afrique du Nord, Volume 13, Nos. 2 & 3, Fall 2016, 9-21.
- “The Sonorous Void: Acoustic Stages and Sound Play in Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros,” Scene, June 2016, Volume 4, Issue 1, 77-89.
- “The Judas Effect: Betrayal in Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless,”Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, Volume 40, No. 1, Spring 2016, 25 p.