Nico Baumbach

Nico Baumbach
Assistant Professor
513 Dodge Hall
Nico Baumbach holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University. His research and teaching focus on critical theory, film theory, documentary, and the intersection of aesthetic and political philosophy. He is currently working on two books: a study of cinema and politics in the work of contemporary Continental philosophers Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière, Giorgio Agamben and Slavoj Zizek; and a monograph titled The Anonymous Image.
 
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“False Movements: Or, What Counts as Cinema for Deleuze?,” Discourse [Forthcoming, 2014].
 
Philosophy’s Film: On Alain Badiou’s Cinema,” Los Angeles Review of Books, Sept 22, 2013.
 
“What Does It Mean To Call Film an Art?” in Rancière and Film, ed. Paul Bowman, Edinburgh University Press, 2013.
 
“Act Now! Or, For an Untimely Eisenstein,” in Sergei M. Eisenstein: Notes for a General History of Cinema, ed. Antonio Somaini and Naum Kleiman, Amsterdam University Press, 2013. 
 
“Rancière and the Persistence of Film Theory” in Critical Cinema: Beyond the Theory of Practice, ed. Clive Myer, Wallflower Press, 2012.  
 
“All That Heaven Allows: What is, or was, Cinephilia,” Film Comment, March/April 2012.   
 
Rancière and the Fictional Capacity of Documentary,” in New Review of Film and Television Studies, Vol. 8.1, March 2010.

Nature Caught In The Act,” Comparative Critical Studies, Vol. 6.3, October 2009.
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