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Dr. Nicoleta Bazgan


Dr. Nicoleta Bazgan is Associate Professor of French Cinema and Intercultural Communication at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  She is also associate editor of the journal Contemporary French Civilization published by Liverpool University Press. Her published work focuses on women in on-screen Paris, gender and urban space, migration in European cinemas, and film stardom.


Cinema and the City (co-taught with Dr. John Rennie Short)

The Political Economy of Culture 

French Contemporary Cinema

French Film Classics

Paris in French Cinema

Stars of French Cinema

Interconnections: Myth, Memory and French Culture(s)



Parisiennes: Women and the City in French Cinema (In preparation)

Atlas of Cinematic Paris:



“Eiffel Tower.” Paris Beyond the Flâneur. Ginette Vincendeau and Alastair Phillips (Eds.), British Film Institute, 2016, Forthcoming

“Girls in the City: Chantal Akerman’s I am hungry, I am cold/J’ai faim, j’ai froid (1984) and Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the Sixties, in Brussels/ Portrait d’une jeune fille de la fin des années 60, à Bruxelles (1994). Quarterly Review of Film & Video, 32 (3), 287-300.

“Eastern Tales of Going West. Te Micropolitics of Migration in Cristian Mungiu’s Occident (2002).” European Cinema After the Wall: Screening East-West Mobility. Leen Engelen and Kris Van Heuckelom (Eds.). Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2013. 161-177.

“Icons of Modernity: Brigitte Bardot and the Cars in the Cinema of the 1950s and 1960s/ Icônes de la modernité: Brigitte Bardot et les voitures dans le cinéma des années 1950 et 1960.” Kino und Automobil/Cinema and Cars. Uta Felten and Kerstin Küchler (Eds.). Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2013. 139-150.

“From Bardot to Binoche: the Pygmalion Myth and Artistic Collaboration.” Contemporary French Civilization. 36. 3 (2011): 201-218.

“Female Bodies in Paris: Iconic Urban Femininity and Parisian Journeys.” Studies in French Cinema. 10.2 (2010): 95-109.


Contemporary French Civilization at 40. Special Double Issue of Contemporary French Civilization (in preparation). Co-editors Denis Provencher (U of Arizona) and Sue Harris (Queen Mary University of London).

Uta Felten, Nicoleta Bazgan, and Kristin Mlynek (Eds). Intermediality and Media Revolutions. Positions  and Revisions/Intermedialität und Revolution der Medien. Positionen-Revisionen. Peter Lang, 2014.




Rev. of Paris Dreams, Paris Memories: The City and Its Mystique by Charles Rearick.  Contemporary French Civilization. 37.1 (2012): 124-125.

Rev. of Le Mythe Deneuve. Une «star française» entre classicisme et modernité by Gwénaëlle Le Gras. Contemporary French Civilization. 36.1-2 (2011): 193-194.

Rev. of Cléo from 5 to 7 by Steven Ungar. The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 35. 1 (2010): 135-137.