Faculty | Joshua S. Malitsky
Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Culture
- Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2005
Joshua Malitsky is Associate 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 was published by Indiana University Press in 2013. His articles have 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. Two of his current projects are: a book about geographical imaginaries in Yugoslav nonfiction film in the Post-WWII era and a special issue of Studies in Documentary Film on the institutional pragmatic and conceptual relations between documentary and nonfiction nontheatrical film and video.
- Post-Revolution Non-Fiction Film: Building the Soviet and Cuban Nations. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013.
- “Science and Documentary: Unity, Indexicality, Reality.” Journal of Visual Culture 11.3 (Winter 2012): 237-257. (refereed)
- Malitsky and Ilana Gershon, “Documentary Studies and Linguistic Anthropology.” Culture, Theory and Critique 52.1 (April 2011): 45-63. (refereed)
- “A Certain Explicitness: Objectivity, History, and the Documentary Self.” Cinema Journal 50.3 (Spring 2011): 26-44. (refereed)
- “Ideologies in Fact: Still and Moving-Image Documentary in the Soviet Union, 1927-1932.” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 20.2 (Fall 2010): 352-371. (refereed)
- Malitsky and Ilana Gershon, “Actor-Network Theory and Documentary Studies.” Studies in Documentary Film 4.1 (Spring 2010): 65-78. (refereed)
- “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/.> (refereed)
- “The Relationship between Newsreels and Documentary Film.” In The Encyclopedia of Documentary Film Edited by Ian Aitken. London: Routledge, 2005, 991-994.
- “The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty.” In The Encyclopedia of Documentary Film. Edited by Ian Aitken. London: Routledge, 2005, 371-373.
- Co-Editor (with Oliver Gaycken), “Special Issue on Science and Documentary.” Journal of Visual Culture 11.3 (Winter 2012).