BA Newc. (N.S.W.), PhD Syd.
Dr 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–numerous refereed articles in leading journals such as New German Critique, Screen, Paragraph, Textual Practice and Screening the Past, as well as book chapters, review articles and interviews with leading international filmmakers.
2021-2024: ARC Linkage Grant: ‘Remembering Sydney's Post-War Greek Neighbourhoods: 1949-1972,’ ($208,879) Joint CI. LP200200719
2016: UNSW Goldstar Award: ‘Reflections on the Journey in Greek Australian Film and Photography’ ($30,000) Sole CI.
2010-2014: ARC Discovery Grant: ‘Robert Frank: Experimentation Across Film and Photography in Postwar America.’ ($160,000) Sole CI. DP1095077
2005-2008: ARC Discovery Grant : ‘The Misfits and the Iconography of Postwar American Acting.’ ($118,000) Sole CI. DP0558729
2005: Faculty Research Grant: The Films of Paul Schrader: Production, Distribution and Exhibition Contexts. ($10,000)
2004: Faculty Research Committee Publishing Subvention: Where Does it Happen? John Cassavetes and Cinema at the Breaking Point (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004). ($1000)
2001: University Research Support Program Grant: ‘The interactions between theatrical, cinematic and television productions in the career of John Cassavetes’. ($9000)
1999: Humanities Research Program Publication Subvention: Falling for You: Essays on Cinema and Performance (Power Publications, 1999). ($800)
1998: Humanities Research Program Conference Support: ‘Cinema and the Senses’, UNSW, September 1998. ($6,000)
1998: Australian Film Commission: Industry and Cultural Development Grant: ‘Cinema and the Senses’, UNSW, September 1998. ($10,000)