In this joint lecture, Shane Denson (Stanford University) and Kathleen Loock (FU Berlin) will talk about videographic criticism as a new digital research practice, screen and discuss selected video essays, and examine the place of videographic work in film and media studies, in the digital humanities, and in academia more broadly.
Shane Denson is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. His research and teaching interests span a variety of media and historical periods, including phenomenological and media-philosophical approaches to film, digital media, comics, games, and serialized popular forms. He is the author of Postnaturalism: Frankenstein, Film, and the Anthropotechnical Interface (Transcript-Verlag/Columbia University Press, 2014) and co-editor of several collections: Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives (Bloomsbury, 2013), Digital Seriality (special issue of Eludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture, 2014), and the open-access book Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film (REFRAME Books, 2016).
Kathleen Loock is a postdoctoral researcher at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. Her research focuses on Hollywood’s remaking practice, seriality, and the role memory and cultural repetition perform on the level of identity formation and imagined collectivization in changing historical, social, and political contexts. She is author of Kolumbus in den USA (Transcript-Verlag, 2014), co-editor of the collection Film Remakes, Adaptations, and Fan Productions: Remake/Remodel (with Constantine Verevis, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and has edited the following special issues: Serial Narratives (LWU: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, 2014), Exploring Film Seriality (Film Studies, with Frank Krutnik, 2017), and American TV Series Revivals (Television & New Media, 2018).
Dec 20, 2018 | 02:00 PM c.t. - 04:00 PM