Faculty | Joshua S. Malitsky
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Culture
- Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2005
Joshua Malitsky is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, where he is adjunct faculty in the Russian and East European Institute, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He works on a range of topics related to documentary and other non-fiction media genres, focusing on films made in the post-revolutionary periods in the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Yugoslavia. He has published articles on topics such as non-fiction film and nation-building, the relationship between documentary and science film, and the conceptual intersections between both documentary studies and science studies and between documentary studies and linguistic anthropology. He teaches courses on contemporary and historical issues in documentary, ethnographic film, 1920s Soviet cinema and art, media theory, film and propaganda, Marxism and cinema, and sports media. His book Post-Revolution Non-Fiction Film: Building the Soviet and Cuban Nations is coming out in Fall 2012 with Indiana University Press. His work has been published in the Journal of Visual Culture, Cinema Journal, the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Culture, Theory and Critique, Studies in Documentary Film, and Screening the Past.
Editor, “Special Issue on Science and Documentary,” Journal of Visual Culture. Forthcoming
“Science and Documentary: Unity, Indexicality, Reality,” Journal of Visual Culture. Forthcoming
“Ideologies in Fact: Still and Moving-Image Documentary in the Soviet Union, 1927-1932.” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, forthcoming October 2010.
“A Certain Explicitness: Objectivity, History, and the Documentary Self,” Cinema Journal 50.3 (2010).
“Actor-Network Theory and Documentary Studies,” Studies in Documentary Film 4.1 (2010):65-78.
“The Relationship between Newsreels and Documentary Film,” The Encyclopedia of Documentary Film, ed. Ian Aitken, London: Routledge, 2005.
- “The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty,” The Encyclopedia of Documentary Film, ed. Ian Aitken, London: Routledge, 2005.
- “Esfir Shub and the Film Factory-Archive: Soviet Documentary from 1925-1928.” Screening the Past. Vol. 17 (2004). December 2004. <http://www.latrobe.edu.au/screeningthepast/.>