Dr. Mariana Ivanova

Dr. Mariana IvanovaAssistant Professor of German

Irvin Hall 144
ivanovmz@MiamiOH.edu
(513) 529-2295

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Friday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm


EDUCATION

2011 - Ph.D. - University of Texas, Germanic Studies
Dissertation: “DEFA and Eastern European Cinemas: Co-Productions, Transnational Exchange, and Artistic Collaborations.”
Dissertation Committee: Sabine Hake (Chair), Kirsten Belgum, David Crew, Bernhard Moeller, Joan Neuberger.

2003 - M.A. - University of Pittsburgh, German Languages and Literatures

2001 - B.A. - University of Shumen, Bulgaria, German Studies

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • 20th and 21st Centuries German Culture and Literature
  • East German and Eastern European Cinema
  • Post-unification Film
  • German Women Writers and Filmmakers in the 20th Century
  • Film Theory and Transnational cinema

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS

  • 2010 - Van Dusen Graduate Fellowship, awarded for excellence in undergraduate teaching, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2010 - Helmut and June Rehder Graduate Fellowship
  • 2008-2009 - Hogg Continuing Research Fellowship
  • 2008 - The DEFA Film Library Award, awarded for the Production of three documentaries by the DEFA Film Library, Amherst, MA

GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • 2016 - Humanities Center Research Apprenticeship Program Grant, Miami University
  • 2016 - NFTEP, Center for Teaching Excellence Grant, Miami University
  • 2015 - CFR Research and Travel Grant: Miami University Committee on Faculty Research
  • 2015 - Max Kade Grant for Writer in Residence Tanja Dückers, based in Berlin, Max Kade Foundation, New York
  • 2013 - Max Kade Research Grant for participation in the DLA Seminar in Marbach, Germany
  • 2011 - Travel and Research Grant of the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Potsdam, Germany
  • 2007 - DEFA-Foundation Travel Grant, awarded for the interviews with filmmaker Angel Wagenstein and others by the DEFA Foundation, Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 - Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute Research Grant, awarded by the Centre for Contemporary Historical Research, Potsdam, Germany

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

Articles

  • Ivanova, Mariana (2018). “Film Exchange Beyond the Ban: Erich Mehl’s Cooperation with the East German Film Studio DEFA (1954-1990)”- German Studies Review 41.1 (2018): 99-122
  • Ivanova, Mariana (2016). “DEFA and the Legacy of Film Europe: Prestige, Institutional Exchange, and Film Co-Productions.” Re-imagining DEFA. East German Cinema in its National and Transnational Context. Eds. Seán Allan and Sebastian Heiduschke. New York: Berghahn Books. 85-105.
  • Ivanova, Mariana (2015). “Co-Productions (Un)Wanted: 1950s East/West German Film Collaborations and the impact of Sovietization on DEFA’s Prestige Agenda.” Cinema in the Service of the State: Perspectives on the GDR and Czechoslovakia 1945-1960. Eds. Pavel Skopal and Lars Karl. New York, Oxford: Berghahn. 107-124.
  • Ivanova, Mariana (2013). “Die Prestige-Agenda der DEFA: Koproduktionen mit Erich Mehls Filmfirma Pandora (1954-1957).” Trans. Michael Wedel. DEFA International: Grenzüberschreitende Filmbeziehungen vor und nach dem Mauerbau. Eds. Michael Wedel, Barton Byg et al. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. 217-232.
  • Ivanova, Mariana (2011). “Die DDR aus der Perspektive einer jungen Generation: Erkundungsreisen und Grenzerfahrungen zwischen Träumen und Realität in deutschen Filmen seit 2005.” Kino in Bewegung: Analysen und Perspektiven zum aktuellen deutschen Film. Eds. Thomas Schick and Tobias Ebbrecht. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag. 259-284.
  • Ivanova, Mariana (2010). “’You Have to Draw a Line Somewhere’: Tropes of Division in DEFA Films from 1961 to 1964.” Berlin Divided City, 1945-1989. Eds. Phillip Broadbent and Sabine Hake. New York, Oxford: Berghahn. 126-140.

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • German Studies Association
  • Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • Modern Language Association
  • European Network for Cinema and Media Studies

LANGUAGES

  • German (near native)
  • English (near native)
  • Russian (reading)
  • Bulgarian (native)