George Kouvaros

Deputy Head - Staff Development
Deputy Head of School

George Kouvaros is Professor of Film Studies in the School of the Arts and Media. Located at the intersection of film and media studies, Professor Kouvaros’ writings can be divided into two inter-related bodies of work. The first examines how the interactions between different media influenced the nature of artistic experimentation in the postwar period; the second and most recent body of work deals with the relationship between photographic media and migration. The findings drawn from this work have been disseminated in five sole-authored monographs published by distinguished local and international publishers–University of Minnesota Press, University of Illinois Press and University of Western Australia Press–twenty-two sole-authored fully refereed articles in leading journals such as New German Critique, Screen, Paragraph, Textual Practice and Screening the Past, as well as numerous refereed book chapters, review articles and interviews with leading international filmmakers.

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Publications

Books
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Kouvaros G, 2018, The Old Greeks: Photography, Cinema, Migration, University of Western Australia Press, Crawley, WA
2018
Kouvaros G, 2015, Awakening the Eye: Robert Frank’s American Cinema, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis
2015
Kouvaros G, 2010, Famous Faces Yet Not Themselves: The Misfits and Icons of Postwar America, UNIV MINNESOTA PRESS, Minneapolis
2010
Kouvaros G, 2008, Paul Schrader, Original, University of Illinios Press, Urbana and Chicago
2008
Kouvaros G, 2004, Where Does It Happen? John Cassavetes and Cinema at the Breaking Point, Original, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis
2004
Stern L; Kouvaros G, (ed.), 1999, Falling For You: Essays on Cinema and Performance, Original, Power Publications, Sydney
1999
Book Chapters
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Kouvaros G, 2019, ''I Don't Know What to Do with My Hands': John Cassavetes' The Killing of a Chinese Bookie'', in Kirshner J; Lewis J (ed.), When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited, Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, pp. 130 - 148
2019
Kouvaros G, 2009, 'Images that Remember Us: Photography and Memory in Austerlitz', in Fischer G (ed.), W.G. Sebald: Schreiben Ex Patria / Expatriate Writing., edn. 1, Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York, pp. 389 - 412
2009
Kouvaros G, 2008, '‘We do not die twice’: Realism and cinema', in Donald J; Renov M (ed.), The Sage Handbook of Film Studies, edn. Original, Sage, London, pp. 376 - 390, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849200400.n24
2008
Kouvaros G, 1999, 'Improvisation and the Operatic: Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence', in Kouvaros G; Stern L (ed.), Falling For You: Essays on Cinema and Performance, edn. Original, Power Publications, Sydney, pp. 49 - 71
1999
Stern L; Kouvaros G, 1999, 'Descriptive Acts', in Kouvaros G; Stern L (ed.), Falling For You: Essays on Cinema and Performance, edn. Original, Power Publications, Sydney, pp. 1 - 35
1999
Journal articles
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Kouvaros G, 2019, 'The Other Life', Southerly: a review of Australian literature, vol. 78, pp. 60 - 68, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=425545502411358;res=IELLCC
2019
Kouvaros G, 2018, 'The Enigma of Arrival', Life Writing, vol. 15, pp. 579 - 590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14484528.2016.1276792
2018
Kouvaros G, 2017, ''It's Not Quite Right Yet': Realism and Affect in A Woman Under the Influence and A nos amours', Paragraph, vol. 40, pp. 228 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/para.2017.0227
2017
Kouvaros G, 2017, 'Before Something and After Something Else: Film Studies in the Age of Media Studies', Screening the Past, http://www.screeningthepast.com/2017/09/before-something-and-after-something-else-film-studies-in-the-age-of-media-studies/
2017
Kouvaros G, 2016, 'Ithaka, or the Open Voyage: Jonas Mekas' Lost Lost Lost and Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania', Screening the Past
2016
Kouvaros G, 2016, 'The Old Greeks', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 22, pp. 149 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/csr.v22i2.5063
2016
Kouvaros G, 2015, 'Oi Kaymeni ('The Burnt Ones')', Southerly, vol. 75, pp. 74 - 88
2015
Kouvaros G, 2015, 'As If It Were For the Last Time: Wim Wenders—Film and Photography', New German Critique, vol. 42, pp. 81 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/0094033X-2889272
2015
Kouvaros G, 2013, 'A Trip to the Moon', Screening the Past, http://www.screeningthepast.com/2013/06/a-trip-to-the-moon/
2013
Kouvaros G, 2012, ''Time and How to Note it Down': The Lessons of Pull My Daisy', Screen, vol. 53, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/screen/hjr057
2012
Kouvaros G, 2011, 'The Generation of the Photograph, or Those Left Behind', Southerly, vol. 71, pp. 154 - 165, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=549891543195885;res=IELLCC
2011
Kouvaros G, 2010, 'Our Place in the World', Screening the Past
2010
Kouvaros G, 2010, ''He's Not There': Robert Frank's Me and My Brother', Screening the Past
2010
Kouvaros G, 2009, 'Those Who Wait: The Misfits and Late Style', Screening the Past, vol. 25, pp. n/a - n/a
2009
Kouvaros G, 2007, 'Interview with Paul Schrader', Rouge Magazine, vol. 11
2007
Kouvaros G, 2005, 'Images That Remember Us: Photography and Memory in Austerlitz', Textual Practice, vol. 19, pp. 195 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950236042000329708
2005
Kouvaros G, 2002, 'The Misfits: What happened around the camera', Film Quarterly, vol. 55, pp. 28 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/fq.2002.55.4.28
2002
Kouvaros G, 2002, 'Affliction', Film Quarterly, vol. 55(3), pp. 45 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/fq.2002.55.3.45
2002
Kouvaros G, 2001, 'Nocturnal kinship', Screening the Past, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 10
2001
Kouvaros G, 2001, 'A strange sun: cinema and theatre in John Cassavetes` The killing of a Chinese bookie and Opening night', Screening the Past, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 21
2001
Kouvaros G, 1999, 'An Art of Proper Appearances', UTS Review, vol. 5, pp. 142 - 154
1999
Kouvaros G, 1999, 'Intoxication, the Body, Burlesque: Cassavetes`s Love Streams', Metro, vol. 120, pp. 44 - 54
1999
Kouvaros G, 1999, 'Before and after what?', Convergence, vol. 5, pp. 102 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/135485659900500207
1999
Kouvaros G, 1998, 'Lessons in Writing: Learning From Barthes', UTS Review, vol. 4, pp. 112 - 122
1998
Kouvaros G, 1998, 'Where Does It Happen? The Place of Performance in the Work of John Cassavetes', Screen, vol. 39, pp. 244 - 258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/screen/39.3.244
1998
Kouvaros G, 1997, 'On dangerous ground: film studies in Australia', SCREEN, vol. 38, pp. 76 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/screen/38.1.76
1997
Kouvaros G, 1997, 'Report: On dangerous ground: Film studies in Australia', Screen, vol. 38, pp. 76 - 81
1997
Kouvaros G, 1997, 'Breaking the Girl: Von Trier`s Breaking the Waves', RealTime, vol. 19, pp. 18 - 18
1997
Other
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Kouvaros G, 2019, 'The Lives of Others: Transgenerational Hauntings'
2019
KOUVAROS , 2016, Doubt and Discovery: Laura Israel on her work with Robert Frank, http://sensesofcinema.com/2016/feature-articles/laura-israel-interview/
2016