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.

Work in Progress

Tanya Shilina-Conte, Black Screens, White Frames: The Interstices of Cinema and Gilles Deleuze, under contract at Oxford University Press

This Video Does Not Exist, an essay film

Tanya Shilina-Conte, Anonymous Cinema in the Global Age, book manuscript

Selected Publications

Tanya Shilina-Conte (with Bruce Jackson), Yevtushenko in Buffalo, Center Working Papers, 2020

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


“Abbas Kiarostami’s ‘Lessons of Darkness’: Affect, Non-Representation, and Becoming-Imperceptible.” Iran Namag, A Quarterly of Iranian Studies 2, no. 4 (Winter 2018): 94–123. University of Toronto, Canada.

“Filmmaking Machine and the Black Screen as a Tool of Deterritorialization.” Leitura: Teoria & Prática 36, no. 72 (2018): 15–28. Associação de Leitura do Brasil. Translated into Portuguese.

“’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

The Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Program Award. SUNY and United University Professions, Fall 2020

Centro Congressi Stefano Franscini Grant. Media History from the Margins Summer School. Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland. August 2018

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