Hanin Issa Hannouch

Hanin Issa



After having a completed a BA in Art History and Archaeology as well as an MA in Modern Art with focus on Vassily Kandinsky's theory of the Spiritual and its transmission into Abstract Expressionism at Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (Lebanon), I remained passionate about research and completed an International Masters in Art History and Museology (IMKM) between Ecole du Louvre (Paris) and Universität Heidelberg (Germany), thanks to the generous funding of DFH (Deutsch-Französische Hochschule) as well as DAAD (Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst) which has always encouraged my love for German language. IMKM allowed me to focus on museum management by writing a thesis on the administration of institutions dealing with fragile works of Net Art and the challenges created by the immateriality of the objects, as well as to specialize in Soviet film-theory and its dialogue with art history and politics, by dedicating my year in Heidelberg to examining how both Sergei Eisenstein's film "Alexander Nevsky"(1938) and Alexander Medvedkin's satrical and ill-fated film "New Moscow"(1938) provided (divergent) answers to the imperatives of socialist realism at the height of the political Purges in the USSR. 

Having graduated in 2017 from IMT Lucca, School For Advanced Studies (Italy) with a PhD titled "Art History as Janus: Sergei Eisenstein on the Visual Arts",  in collaboration as a guest research at Jacobs University, Bremen and part of the Russian Art & Culture Group.

Current Research interests: Visual Studies, Film Theory, Physiology, Art History. 



  • "The Trouble with Alexander Medvedkin: Ideological Errors in New Moscow" In: Slovo (UCL, London), Winter 2016. Feel free to read it here
  • "Accélérer la machine: La voiture de course au cinéma" In: Ecrire l'histoire - Accélération (CNRS), 2016. Feel free to read it here.
  • "It's so plastic, so visually written!": Sergei Eisenstein on Emile Zola" In: Quaderni della ricerca- 1: The Image in the World, The World in the Image: New Perspectives For an Indisciplinary Approach to Textual and Extra-Textual Representation, (Università degli studi di Napoli, l'Orientale), 2016. Feel free to read the entire journal here.