Dr. Gábor Gelencsér

Associate professor

Gábor Gelencsér is associate professor at the Film Studies Department of the Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies, ELTE BTK. He was born in 1961. He received his degree as a teacher of Hungarian Language & Literature and History in 1986, and in Aesthetics in 1990. He defended his PhD in 2002, and habilitated in 2008. He has published six monographs, edited several books and wrote more than 200 essays, reviews and articles on film. He also wrote entries for two film lexicons. He received the Béla Balázs Prize in 2007.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Visiting professor at Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Cluj-Napoca; Pázmány Péter Catholic University; University of Theather and Film Arts; Rajk László College
  • Editor in chief of the quarterly journal Pannonhalmi Szemle
  • Member of the Association of Hungarian Journalists

Areas of Teaching/ Courses Taught

  • Hungarian film history after 1945
  • The relationship between Hungarian film and literature after 1945
  • Genres in Hungarian cinema after 1945
  • The history of the Balázs Béla Studio
  • Czech and Slovak new wave
  • Film analysis

Areas of Supervision

  • Hungarian film history after 1945

Selected publications

  • A Titanic zenekara. Stílusok és irányzatok a hetvenes évek magyar filmművészetében (The orchestra of the Titanic. Styles and Trends in the Hungarian Film Art of the Seventies). Budapest: Osiris, 2002.
  • Filmolvasókönyv. Írások filmművészeti kötetekről (Film Reader. Essays on Film Writings). Pécs: Iskolakultúra, 2003.
  • Más világok. Filmelemzések (Other Worlds. Film Analyses). Budapest: Palatinus, 2005.
  • Káoszkeringő. Gothár Péter filmjei (Chaos Waltz. The Films of Péter Gothár). Budapest: Novella, 2006
  • Az eredendő máshol. Magyar filmes szólamok (Another Places. Tends in the Hungarian Cinema). Gondolat, Budapest, 2014.
  • Forgatott könyvek. A magyar film és az irodalom kapcsolata 1945 és 1995 között. (Filmed Books. The Relationship of Hungarian Film and Literature, 1945–1995). Kijárat – Kosztolányi Dezső Kávéház Kulturális Alapítvány, Budapest, 2015.
  • Links. The Relationship of Film and Literature in Post-War Hungarian Cinematic Art. In: Ágnes Pethő (ed.): Words and Images on the Screen: Language, Literature, Moving Pictures. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. pp. 28–40.
  • Tradition and Innovation. The „Young Hungarian Film“ at the Turn of the Millennium. In: Regina Hellwig-Schmid (ed.): Donumenta 2010 Hungary. International Festival for Art and Culture in Regensburg. Regensburg: Aumüller Druck, 2010, pp. 258–263.
  • Film Island: The Music Pictures of Tibor Szemző. In: Benjamin Meade (ed.): Experimental Film: The Missing Frame. Avila University Press, Kansas City, 2010, 118–140.
  • Continuing the Deviating Tradition of Hungarian Experimental Film Art: András Jeles’s Joseph and His Brothers—Scenes from a Peasant Bible. Alphaville. Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 9 (2015) http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue9/HTML/ArticleGelencser.html

Contact Details

Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies

Department of Film Studies
Eötvös Loránd University
Mail: Múzeum krt. 6-8., 1088 Budapest, Hungary

E-mail: gelencser.gabor _at_ btk elte hu