Tanya Shilina-Conte

Tanya Shilina-Conte.

Tanya Shilina-Conte

Tanya Shilina-Conte


Global/transnational cinema, film-philosophy, Deleuze Studies, remix culture, media archaeology, sensory film and media.

Contact Information

409 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0938


Work in Progress

  • Black Screens, White Frames: Recalculating Film History (monograph). Based on Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy and theory of cinema.  
  • This Video Does Not Exist, a remix media project
  •  “Folds to Black and White in Minor Cinema and Art Practice,” essay
  •  “Black Screens and the Power of Affect in Abbas Kiarostami’s Cinema: A Deleuzian Approach,” essay

Selected Publications

Book: “Midway upon the Road”:  A Study of Openings in Contemporary Short Fiction. University of Kostroma Press, Kostroma, Russia, 2011.


 “’How it Feels:’ Black Screen, Negative Event, and 9/11 Cinema.” Studia Phaenomenologica, Vol. XVI, Special Issue on “Film and Phenomenology,” 2016

“Black Screen, White Page: Ontology and Genealogy of Blank Space.” Special issue on “Writing in Film.” Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry, Routledge, 2015

Imaginal Border Crossings and Silence as Negative Mimesis in Elia Suleiman’s Divine Intervention.Border Visions: Identity and Diaspora in Film. Scarecrow Press, 2013

 “Reconstruction and Retardation in Literary Narrative.”  Language, Literature, Culture:  Dialogue of Generations.  Chuvash State University, Cheboksary, Russia, 2004

 “Expositional Retardation in Contemporary Literary Discourse and ‘In Medias Res’ Device in Ancient Epic Poem.”  Readings of Saint-Petersburg Herzen State University.  Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2003

 “Initial Predicative Semantic Gaps and Peculiarities of Text Perception.”  Studia Linguistica XII.  Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2003

“Expositional Retardation as a Stylistic Device.” Readings of Saint-Petersburg Herzen State University. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2002

 “‘The Gapping Effect’ and Expositional Retardation.”  Studia Linguistica XI.  Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2002

“To the Problem of the Pre-text and Fore-text Distinction.”  Interconnection of Literature and Art in the Culture of the XX Century.  Petropolis, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2001

Awards and Fellowships

New York Council for the Humanities Action Grant for organizing the riverrun Global Film Series.  Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. October, 2016.

Best Paper Award. Lisbon Consortium summer school on Transvisuality. Lisbon, Portugal. July, 2016.  

riverrun Liberal Arts Fellowship. Arts and Culture in Western New York, non-profit organization, Fall 2015

Humanities Institute Advanced Ph.D.  Fellowship, University at Buffalo, Spring 2014

Princeton-Weimar Grant. Summer School for Media Studies, International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany, June 2013

Abstract Visions, video. Best Experimental Video Award. Delta International Film and Video Festival. Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi. March 2012

Canadian-American Studies Grant. University at Buffalo, Spring 2012

Tony Conrad Distinguished Professorship Fund Grant. University at Buffalo, Spring 2012

Russian National Award, Russian Ministry of Culture and Cinematography, Moscow, Russia, 2006