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Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts Studies

 

Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts Studies is affiliated with the Faculty of Theater and Film at Babeș-Bolyai University. It aims to advance interdisciplinary research in the fields of performing and screen arts: theatre, performing arts, film, television and media. The center is dedicated to researching the dialogue of these arts with contemporary society. It supports projects that study reception in theatre and film; cultural consumption in the context of digitalization; theatre, film, television and digital media iconography; the relationship of film, television and theater with new media; digital distribution; and theatre and visual anthropology. It also supports projects that approach the institutional system in culture, legislation on the operation and financing of entertainment and film institutions, and sustainable cultural management in the field.

 

 

The Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts Studies takes over and continues, at a superior level of quality, the activity of the “Vlad Mugur” Center for Research and Creation in Theater, Film and Media, started in 2007. CCCTFM Vlad Mugur has so far hosted several working groups on history, theory, and praxis in the fields of theater, film, and media, has developed impactful research, has consistently organized high-visibility international conferences, published collective and individual volumes hosted by prestigious publishing houses in the country and abroad, and has also edited the biannual scholarly journal Studia UBB Dramatica. The restructuring and renaming comes to respond to the members’ desire to give their research a wider international resonance, emphasizing both its interdisciplinary and multicultural character.

 

The center takes the name of an actor, film and theatre director from Cluj. Jenő Janovics was a pioneer of film production in the region, making his first film, The Yellow Foal, in 1913 and then starting the first local film studios, Corvina (1915) and Transsylvania Film (1917).

 

Leadership: The Center is headed by Miruna Runcan (Professor of Theatre Studies) and  Constantin Parvulescu (Senior Researcher in Film and Media studies).

 

Founding Members

Horea Avram — Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

Anna Batori — Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

Ana Grgic — Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

Anca Hațiegan — Associate Professor of Theatre Studies

Liviu Malița — Professor of Theatre Studies

Cristina Modreanu — Researcher in Theatre Studies

Laura Pavel  — Professor of Theatre Studies

Andrea Tompa — Associate Professor of Theatre Studies

Claudiu Turcuș  — Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

 

Klaus Obermaier and Ars Electronica Futurelab, „Apparition” (2004-2013)

Leadership

Miruna Runcan — Professor of Theatre Studies

Constantin Parvulescu —  Senior Researcher in Film Studies

 

Members

Horea Avram — Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

 

Anna Batori — Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

 

Ana Grgic — Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

 

Anca Hațiegan — Associate Professor of Theatre Studies

 

Liviu Malița — Professor of Theatre Studies

 

Cristina Modreanu — Researcher in Theatre Studies

 

Laura Pavel  — Professor of Theatre Studies

 

Andrea Tompa — Associate Professor of Theatre Studies

 

Claudiu Turcuș  — Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

 

Research Grants

A/Dr Cristina Modreanu, Professor Miruna Runcan PhD, Dr. Raluca Blaga AFCN (National Cultural Fund Administration) GRANT: The Multimedia Dictionary of Romanian Theatre-DMTR.ro, 2021, 85.000 Ron

 

Books

Ana Grgić, La désintégration et la résurrection de l’image-matière : pour une philosophie de la restauration cinématographique, Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2021.

 

Laura Pavel, Personaje ale teoriei, fiinţe ale ficţiunii (Personae of Theory, Beings of Fiction), Iaşi: Institutul European, 2021.

 

Miruna Runcan, Teatru în diorame. Discursul criticii de teatru în comunism. Viscolul 1978-1989, (Theatre Criticism Discourses in Communist Era – 1987-1989), București, Editura Tracus Arte, 2021.

 

 

 

Journal Articles

Ana Grgić, “Dialogical kinesis: Edison and the “print” appearance of Blacksmiths in the Balkans”, Early Popular Visual Culture, May, 2021. DOI: 10.1080/17460654.2021.1914702

 

Cristina Modreanu, “Public theatre in 21st Century Romania. A few essential questions. (Teatrul public în România secolului 21. Câteva întrebări esențiale)”, Revista 22, (March 2021)

https://revista22.ro/cultura/teatrul-public-in-romania-secolului-21-cateva-intrebari-esentiale

 

Constantin Parvulescu, “The Political and Economic Intervention of Non-Fiction Money Literacy Film in the Post-2008 Era,” Canadian Journal of Film Studies,

(2021) 30:1, 49-71 DOI: 10.3138/cjfs-2020-0034

 

Constantin Parvulescu & Claudiu Turcuș, “Afterlives of Romanian socialist-era historical film: reruns, story universes, reception,” Canadian Slavonic Papers, (2021) 63:1-2, 50-71, DOI: 10.1080/00085006.2021.1915527

 

Miruna Runcan, “Viața teatrală și „rezistența prin cultură“ în anii ‘80”, Observator cultural nr. 1066 (21), 2021.

 

Cristina Modreanu, “National Identity as inflammabel material (Identitatea Națională ca material explozobil)”, Scena.ro online

https://revistascena.ro/category/editorial/

 

News –  Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts Studies has joined the Hungarian Theater Department, Babeș-Bolyai University in organizing the conference

The Invisible History as Her Story. Women in Hungarian/Minority Theater.

 

The conference takes place from 2nd to 4th of December in a hybrid format and it is supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Hungarian University Institute of Cluj and the Babeș-Bolyai University.

The conference is bilingual, English and Hungarian, and interpreters will be provided for all presentations.

The Key Speakers are Gajdó Tamás (Hungarian Theater Museum and Institute), Penny Farfan (University of Calgary, Canada), Alina Nelega (University of Arts, Tirgu-Mures), Pető Andrea (Central European University, Hungary-Austria).

Four of the authors presenting papers in the conference are members of Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts Studies: Miruna Runcan, Andrea Tompa, Anca Hațiegan, Cristina Modreanu.

 

See the detailed program of the conference at the event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/185449997071495

 

Event – Exploring East-Central European Screen Industries in Global Contexts with Petr Szczepanik

The Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts Studies organises a series of book talks with relevant authors from the industry. Audience is kindly invited on the 18th of November to meet Petr Szczepanik, author of Screen Industries in East-Central Europe.

This book provides an alternative perspective into the audiovisual and media industries of eastern and central Europe, namely the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. In doing so, it offers insight into the ways the screen industries of small nations are positioned in and respond to globalization and digitalization. Petr Szczepanik suggests that for these ‘digital peripheries’, globalization and digitalization are as yet incomplete, stumbling processes, closely intertwined with and mediated by deeply local circumstances and players.

Instead of a top-down economic or political overview, this book places central focus on the lived realities of producers as key initiators, facilitators, and cultural intermediaries. Drawing on in-depth interviews, it looks closely at how their agency is circumscribed by the limited scale and peripheral positioning of the markets in which they operate, and how they struggle to come to terms with these constraints through their business strategies, creative thinking and professional self-perceptions.

Moderated by professor Claudiu Turcuș, the talk titled Exploring East-Central European Screen Industries in Global Context, will be held online at 4.00 pm on 18th of November on zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97017691384?pwd=NUplMUcvdm92dWl5bFVGb2tCTHlwZz09

The book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open programme and can be downloaded from www.bloomsburycollections.com.

 

Event – The Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts invites young and senior researchers, academics, and students to the debate-seminar

 

Archive Adventures: The Activation of Visual and Performing Arts Archives
The event will take place online, 22 October 2021, from 4 PM UTC+2.
Key Speakers:
Dr Caterina Preda, Associate Professor FSP Bucharest University
Dr. Cristina Modreanu, theatre critic, Researcher at Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts, Babes-Bolyai University
Dr. Andrei Rus, Associate Professor UNATC Bucharest
Moderator:
Dr. Miruna Runcan, Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts

 

 

Event  – ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH THE ARTIST ORLAN

Wednesday, October 6, 6pm (Bucharest time)
Watch live here:

https://www.facebook.com/centruldeinteres

Guests:

·        Horea Avram – Critic de artă, curator, Conferențiar Universitar la Facultatea de Teatru și Film a Universității Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca (moderator)

·        Ioana Costaș – Directoarea delegată a Institutului Francez din România la Cluj-Napoca

·        Bogdan Ghiu – Scriitor, eseist, traducător

·        Laura T. Ilea – Scriitoare, eseistă, Lector universitar la Facultatea de Litere a Universității Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca

·        Călin Stegerean – Eseist, artist, Directorul General al Muzeului Național de Artă al României

·        Florin Ștefan – Artist, Profesor la Universitatea de Artă și Design Cluj, Președintele Federației Centru de Interes

·        Yann Toma – Artist și cercetător, Profesor de arte vizuale la Universitatea Sorbona din Paris

 

Event –   Seminar hosted by Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts Studies

THURSDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
17:00 – 18:00 (ONLINE – ZOOM MEETING)


LOCATING THE WOMEN IN EARLY ROMANIAN CINEMA: MARIOARA VOICULESCU AND LOST FILM HISTORIES

by Dr Ana Grgić (Advanced International Fellow – Star UBB)

The seminar will be held online via Zoom, and followed by a Q&A.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/3159042949?pwd=bHczd3pQNmIxUVcyQmFIb1paUi9aUT09

Meeting ID: 315 904 2949
Passcode: T8Kja9

 

News – Ana Grgic and Constantin Parvulescu will serve on the official selection juries of ASTRA International Documentary  Film Festival Sibiu, September 5-12, 2021  https://www.astrafilm.ro/en/jury-2021

 

News – In May 2021 Romanian Association for Performing Arts (ARPAS) received the AFCN Award for ”Reviving the Immaterial Heritage” for the project The Multimedia Dictionary of Romanian Theatre- DMTR.ro, project leader Cristina Modreanu.

 

News – Professor Miruna Runcan was awarded the prestigious Best Critic Award at UNITER’s Gala in July 2021.

 

News – Professor Miruna Runcan was nominated for the “Literary Criticism/Literary History/Literary Theory Award” by Observator Cultural 2021 for her book Teatru în diorame. Discursul criticii de teatru în comunism. Amăgitoarea primăvară 1965-1977, (Theatre Criticism Discourses in Communist Era – 1965-1977), Tracus Arte, 2020.

 

News – Ana Grgić was awarded the New Europe College International Fellowship for the research project “Rediscovering a lost female film pioneer: Mărioara Voiculescu and early cinema in Romania and the Balkans” starting October 2021.

 

News – Cristina Modreanu will join the Theatre Department of UBB as an affiliate researcher starting October 2021.

 

Event –   Romanian Theatre Heritage: A Dictionary for the next generations

 

We are excited to announce that The Multimedia Dictionary of Romanian Theatre -DMTR.ro will be presented in the frame of the National Theatre Festival in October 2021 on the occasion of the uploading of the 100th dictionary entry.

The occasion will be marked by introductions made by three of the researchers who have been actively involved with the construction of the Multimedia Dictionary, the project leader, Dr. Cristina Modreanu (researcher, UBB), the senior researcher and students coordinator Dr. Miruna Runcan (professor, Theatre Department, UBB) and theatre critic and producer Oana Cristea Grigorescu.

We will keep you updated on the exact day and hour and you are invited to join us on the celebration of this event.

To make a donation and to learn more about our mission, please contact Constantin Parvulescu at
Thank you!