Film
Assistant Professor
nb2428@columbia.edu

Nico Baumbach holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University. His research and teaching focus on critical theory, film theory, documentary, and the intersection of aesthetic and political philosophy. His first book Cinema/Politics/Philosophy was published by Columbia University Press in 2019. He is currently working on a book titled The Anonymous Image.

2016

Shareable Cinema: The Politics of Abbas Kiarostami / The Global Auteur: The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema, ed. Seung-Hoon Jeong and Jeremi Szaniawski, Bloomsbury, 2016.  

2016

Revisiting Postmodernism: An Interview with Fredric Jameson (with Damon Young and Genevieve Yue) / Social Text 127, Vol 34, No. 2, June 2016. 

2016

Introduction: For a Political Critique of Culture (with Damon Young and Genevieve Yue) / Social Text 127, Vol 34, No. 2, June 2016. 

2014

On Likeness / booklet essay, Like Someone in Love (Japan, d. Abbas Kiarostami), DVD and Bluray, Criterion Collection.  

2014

False Movements: Or, What Counts as Cinema for Deleuze? / Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 36.1.   

2013

Philosophy’s Film: On Alain Badiou’s Cinema / Los Angeles Review of Books

2013

What Does It Mean To Call Film an Art? / in Rancière and Film, ed. Paul Bowman, Edinburgh University Press

2013

Act Now! Or, For an Untimely Eisenstein / in Sergei M. Eisenstein: Notes for a General History of Cinema, ed. Antonio Somaini and Naum Kleiman, Amsterdam University Press. 

2012

Rancière and the Persistence of Film Theory / in Critical Cinema: Beyond the Theory of Practice, ed. Clive Myer, Wallflower Press.  

2012

All That Heaven Allows: What is, or was, Cinephilia / Film Comment.   

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2010

Rancière and the Fictional Capacity of Documentary / in New Review of Film and Television Studies, Vol. 8.1.

2009

Nature Caught In The Act / Comparative Critical Studies, Vol. 6.3.