CATHERINE GRANT, Professor of Digital Media and Screen Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, UK, has published widely on theories and practices of film authorship, adaptation and intertextuality, and has edited important collections of work on world cinema, Latin American cinema, digital film and media studies, and the audiovisual essay (see here and here). A relatively early and prolific adopter of the online short video form, Grant is internationally known for her pioneering and award-winning work on the audiovisual essay in film and moving image studies, especially in found-footage, first-person and essay-film forms. She has produced well over 100 videos to date, dozens of which have been published in online journals alongside her written reflections on these forms and their emergent role in film and media studies, especially in relation to theories of film spectatorship, material thinking, and psychoanalytic object relations. A leading practitioner as well as theorist in the field, her videos have screened at film festivals and film museums around the world.
*Copies of all materials available upon request Dissertation: “Consumption and Construction: Devotional Images and the Place of Empire in Postclassic Mexico, 1325-1521” (2017) Research interests include: The sacred image and devotional objects in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, the visual cultures of the Americas, Colonial and European representations of New World sacra and ritual, global modernisms, theories of representation, and the construction of narratives of place and cultural identity through the art object. Phone: (518)580-5057 Address: Skidmore College Filene Building 815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Modernism, twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature, poetry, graphic novels, feminist theory, popular culture, James Joyce
Iraqi academic currently in London
British Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, Romanticism, South African Literature, Novel, Poetry, Literary Theory and Criticism, Philosophy, Intellectual History, Science, History of Science, Literature and Science, Mathematics and Literature, Law and Literature, Animal Studies