Videographic criticism in the form of audiovisual essays has become more prominent in Media Studies as well as other disciplines in the Humanities. Rather than writing about audiovisual media, videographic criticism uses the medium itself to analyze and discuss its object of study. Academic journals such as [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies and NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies feature audiovisual essays as peer-reviewed academic publications. In this seminar, we will watch and discuss audiovisual essays, present and discuss our own work in progress, and read articles about videographic criticism. We will also invite leading scholars in the field for guest lectures and organize workshops. The seminar is open to anyone who is interested in videographic criticism. No previous experience in video editing or making audiovisual essays is required.
The first meeting will take place on Thursday 2 December 2021, from 15:00 to 18:00 hours. Location will be announced. Anyone interested to participate should send a registration e-mail to J.W.Kooijman@uva.nl