Mieke Bal

Mieke Bal, a well-known cultural critic and theorist, holds the position of Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences Professor (KNAW). She is also Professor of the Theory of Literature in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. Her many books include Travelling Concepts in the Humanities: A Rough Guide (University of Toronto Press, 2002) and Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative (University of Toronto Press, 1997). A Mieke Bal Reader is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. She is also a video artist.


State of Suspension

2008, 82:00 minutes, colour/B&W, Hebrew with English Subtitles

Becoming Vera

2008, 53:12 minutes, colour


2007, 34:38 minutes, colour, English, Czech, Bengali

Access Denied

2005, 31:30 minutes, colour, English, Arabic

Lost in Space

2005, 17:00 minutes, Colour, English

GLUB (Hearts) Installation

2004, 30:00 minutes, colour, English, German, Turkish, Russian, Farsi w/Eng. Subtitles

Mille et Un Jours (A thousand and one days)

2004, 43:30 minutes, Colour, French w English ST

Three Films on Louise Bourgeois

2003, 31:30 minutes, Colour, English

Art Clips

2002, 63:00 minutes, Colour, English

Critical Writing

Work: Meaning
by Mieke Bal. Thinking in film: the politics of video installations according to Eija-Liisa Ahtila, 2013. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.
Losing It: Politics of the Other (Medium)
by Mieke Bal. Journal of Visual Culture, 2011, v. 10, no. 3.
Harder Times, Tougher Spaces
by Vera Frenkel. Canadian Art, Summer 2004, v. 24, no. 2.