Videographic Criticism + New Directions in Film & Media Studies

a MIMSGG talk with Professor Jason Mittell (Middlebury College)

Thursday, November 7th at 4:30PM
135 Nicholson Hall

Jason Mittell is Professor of Film & Media Culture and American Studies at Middlebury College. He arrived at Middlebury in 2002 after two years teaching at Georgia State University. He received a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin – Madison.

He is the author of Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture, (Routledge, 2004), Television and American Culture (Oxford University Press, 2010), Complex Television: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling (NYU Press, 2015), and Narrative Theory and ADAPTATION. (Bloomsbury, 2017), co-author with Christian Keathley of The Videographic Essay (caboose books, 2016), and the co-editor of How to Watch Television (NYU Press, 2013). He maintains the blog Just TV.

His research interests include television history and criticism, media and cultural history, narrative theory, genre theory, videographic criticism, animation and children’s media, video games, digital humanities, and new media studies & technological convergence. He is Project Manager for [in]Transition, a journal of videographic criticism, and co-leader of the NEH-sponsored digital humanities workshop “Scholarship in Sound & Image” a two-week intensive workshop focused on producing video-based scholarly criticism since 2015. See his CV for more details, his scholarly writings for downloadable content, and his Vimeo page for videographic work.