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[Commlist] Videoessays and Academic Filmmaking: Practices, Pedagogies and Potentials. Hybrid symposium

Tue Oct 04 21:33:10 GMT 2022

*Hybrid symposium: Videoessays and Academic Filmmaking: Practices, Pedagogies and Potentials*

9 November 0900-1800 CET

Venue: Online (Zoom) and in person at Arhus University, Helsingforsgade 15, building 5342, room 333 (max 25 in-person attendees) Register here for Zoom participation <>. To attend in person, please email Alan O’Leary <mailto:(aoleary /at/>.

Featuring internationally renowned practitioners and academic filmmakers and teachers from a range of career stages, this symposium willask: What are the political, epistemological, and aesthetic advantages of filmmaking in the academic context, and what are its potentials? What place is there for experimental approaches to filmmaking in academic practice? What are the institutional opportunities for and impediments to the adoption and development of filmmaking in the academy? How can academics themselves learn and teach videoessay-making and filmmaking practice?


0900 - Welcome and Introduction
Mathias Bonde Korsgaard (Associate Professor in Film and Media, Aarhus)
Alan O’Leary (Associate Professor of Film and Media in Digital Contexts, Aarhus)
Sidse Prehn Thomsen (Media technician and production teacher, Aarhus)
0915 - Overview: Videoessays and Filmmaking in an Academic Context
Mathias Bonde Korsgaard and Alan O’Leary
1100 - The Practice of Filmmaking Research: Catherine Grant (Honorary Professor, Aarhus) and Christian Suhr (Professor of Visual and Multimodal Anthropology, Aarhus) in conversation
Chair: Alan O’Leary
1330 - Teaching Videoessay-making
Christian Keathley (Walter J Cerf Distinguished Professor of Film & Media Culture, Middlebury College)and Jason Mittell (Professor of Film & Media Culture and American Studies)
Chair: Mathias Bonde Korsgaard
1515 – 1645 Roundtable: Practices, Pedagogies and Potentials
Jussi Parikka (Professor in Digital Aesthetics and Culture)
Sidse Prehn Thomsen
Signe Uldbjerg Mortensen (Postdoctoral Researcher, Syddansk University)
Kim Toft Hansen (Associate Professor in the Dept of Culture and Learning, Aalborg University) Barbara Zecchi (Professor of Cinema and Iberian Visual Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Chair: Catherine Grant

1645 – Drinks reception

The symposium is part of a series of events from 8-10 November, full details here <Full%20information%20here:%20https:/>.

Events organized by Alan O’Leary <mailto:(aoleary /at/> / Mathias Bonde Korsgaard <mailto:(mbk /at/> / Sidse Prehn Thomsen <mailto:(spt /at/>, in association with the Filmmaking Research, Academic Film and Videographic Criticism <> research unit, Aarhus. Funded by//the Cultural Transformations research programme, the Media, Communication and Society research programme, and the Department of Media and Journalism Studies, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University. Full and updated information can be found here <Full%20information%20here:%20https:/>.

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