Zdenko Mandušić

Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
Affiliated Faculty, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Zdenko Mandušić

Current affiliations

  • Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
  • Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

Areas of interest

  • Eastern European cinemas
  • Film theory
  • History of film style


Main Bio

Zdenko Mandušić is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures.

His research and teaching interests include Eastern European cinemas, film theory, history of film style, art and culture after communism, and the articulation of nationalism in literature and films. He focuses on issues of cinematic authenticity, reality effects, the imaginary conceptualization of technology, and the influence of discourse on the production and reception of art.

Mandušić is currently completing a manuscript titled Soviet Docufictions: Film Style and Technology Across Time, which focuses on the mobilization of documentary elements in Soviet fiction films of the 1950s and 1960s. This project correlates the visual strategies of feature-length films with the discourse on the divide between documentary and fiction aesthetics during the post-Stalinist revitalization of Soviet cinema.