mw. E. (Eszter) Polonyi MA
Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur
Turfdraagsterpad 9 Amsterdam
1012 XT Amsterdam
Eszter Polonyi is a PhD candidate at the Art History department of Columbia University. She is working on a dissertation about the writings and practice of the classical cinema theorist Bela Balazs. She is interested in early cinema, Central and Eastern European modernism, the history of the audiovisual, media archaeology, the history of science and Romanticism. Eszter is currently a visiting researcher at the Film Studies department of the University of Amsterdam.
“Media Archaeology in Cinema Studies and Art History: A Response to Thomas Elsaesser’s ‘Media Archaeology as Symptom’” New Review of Film and Television Studies Vol.14, number 2, 2016.
“Béla Balázs and the Eye of the Microscope” in Apertura, Fall 2012.
“The Problem with ‘Retro’: Franz Pforr and Nazarene Art,” Inferno Journal of Art History. XI, 2006-7.
“Languages of Light. Luminous practices in visual culture and twentieth-century and contemporary art” (forthcoming) Gyorgy Kepes.
Gyula Macskássy. Animator. Graphic Designer. The Founder of Hungarian Animated Film Production. eds.: Macskássy, Katalin, Anna Ida Orosz and Marton Orosz, Budakeszi, Utisz G.S., 2013. (excerpts)
“Daydreams” by Béla Balázs, translated for Apertura, Fall 2012.
“New Art: The Film” (1924) by Miklós Marsovszky, co-translated for Apertura, Fall 2012.