Professor George   Kouvaros
Deputy Head of School

Professor George Kouvaros

BA Newc. (N.S.W.), PhD Syd.

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

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.

Phone
+61 2 9385 4861
Location
206, Level 2 Robert Webster

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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, http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=5a20db09-3245-4377-849e-b4ae106db811%40pdc-v-sessmgr06&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#AN=2089062&db=nlebk
    Books | 2018
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2018, The Old Greeks: Photography, Cinema, Migration, University of Western Australia Press, Crawley, WA
    Books | 2015
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2015, Awakening the Eye: Robert Frank’s American Cinema, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis
    Books | 2010
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2010, Famous Faces Yet Not Themselves: The Misfits and Icons of Postwar America, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Books | 2008
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2008, Paul Schrader, Original, University of Illinios Press, Urbana and Chicago
    Books | 2004
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2004, Where Does It Happen? John Cassavetes and Cinema at the Breaking Point, Original, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis
    Book Chapters | 1999
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Book Chapters | 1999
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Books | 1999
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G; Stern L, 1999, Falling For You: Essays on Cinema and Performance, Stern L; Kouvaros G, (ed.), Original, Power Publications, Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2020, '‘A poor and precious secret’: cinema’s remediation in Patrick Modiano’s Dora Bruder', Textual Practice, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950236X.2020.1792969
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2020, 'Pacific Park', Sydney Review of Books, https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/essay/pacific-park/
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2020, 'The Bouquet', Sydney Review of Books, https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/essay/the-bouquet/
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2020, 'El Sur (The South), or the Memory of Cinema', Movie: a Journal of Film Criticism, https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/film/movie/contents/movie_issue9_elsur.pdf
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2018, 'The Enigma of Arrival', Life Writing, vol. 15, pp. 579 - 590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14484528.2016.1276792
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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/
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2016, 'The Old Greeks', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 22, pp. 149 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/csr.v22i2.5063
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2016, 'Ithaka, or the Open Voyage: Jonas Mekas' Lost Lost Lost and Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania', Screening the Past
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2015, 'Oi Kaymeni ('The Burnt Ones')', Southerly, vol. 75, pp. 74 - 88
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2013, 'A Trip to the Moon', Screening the Past, http://www.screeningthepast.com/2013/06/a-trip-to-the-moon/
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2010, ''He's Not There': Robert Frank's Me and My Brother', Screening the Past
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2010, 'Our Place in the World', Screening the Past
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2009, 'Those Who Wait: The Misfits and Late Style', Screening the Past, vol. 25, pp. n/a - n/a
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2007, 'Interview with Paul Schrader', Rouge Magazine, vol. 11
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Journal articles | 2002
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2002, 'Affliction', Film Quarterly, vol. 55(3), pp. 45 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/fq.2002.55.3.45
    Journal articles | 2002
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Journal articles | 2001
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Journal articles | 2001
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2001, 'Nocturnal kinship', Screening the Past, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 10
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 1999, 'Before and After What?', Convergence, vol. 5, pp. 102 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/135485659900500207
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 1999, 'Intoxication, the Body, Burlesque: Cassavetes`s Love Streams', Metro, vol. 120, pp. 44 - 54
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 1999, 'An Art of Proper Appearances', UTS Review, vol. 5, pp. 142 - 154
    Journal articles | 1998
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 1998, 'Lessons in Writing: Learning From Barthes', UTS Review, vol. 4, pp. 112 - 122
    Journal articles | 1998
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
    Journal articles | 1997
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 1997, 'Report: On dangerous ground: Film studies in Australia', Screen, vol. 38, pp. 76 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/screen/38.1.76
    Journal articles | 1997
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 1997, 'Breaking the Girl: Von Trier`s Breaking the Waves', RealTime, vol. 19, pp. 18 - 18
    Journal articles | 1997
    Professor George Kouvaros
    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
  • Other | 2019
    Professor George Kouvaros
    Kouvaros G, 2019, 'The Lives of Others: Transgenerational Hauntings'
    Other | 2016
    Professor George Kouvaros
    KOUVAROS , 2016, Doubt and Discovery: Laura Israel on her work with Robert Frank, http://sensesofcinema.com/2016/feature-articles/laura-israel-interview/

Awards

Grants

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)

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