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Upcoming Event--September 2022

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How to Apply for the BDIC Film Studies Major, Part One of Two

How to Apply for the BDIC Film Studies Major, Part One of Two

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How to Apply for the BDIC Film Studies Major, Part Two of Two

How to Apply for the BDIC Film Studies Major, Part Two of Two

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(event has passed) Theory and Practice of the Video Essay--September 22-23, 2023

Theory and Practice of the Video-Essay: an International Conference on Videographic Criticism, that will be hosted by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on September 22 and 23, 2022.

The videographic essay is a still-emerging but swiftly evolving form.  Film scholars working in this Barthesian “third form” of critical scholarship employ the expressive power of audiovisual media for their engagements with film and film theory. This will be a two-day in-person conference addressing theory, practice, pedagogy, and future directions of this field.  It will consider submissions of videographic works, video essays, desktop films, video epigraphs, and papers. 

Poster Image credit: Daniel Pope

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