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Making it Strange: Videographic Criticism with Prof. Jason Mittell

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In this episode, JNP talks with Jason Mittell, Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College in Vermont. Author of several key manuscripts on television culture, Prof. Mittell is also a key figure in the development of videographic criticism in film and media studies. He and his colleague, Prof. Christian Keathly, have since 2015 offered several two-week intensive workshops on videographic criticism for scholars. Our discussion focused on the history of videographic criticism, its roots in avant garde film and video work, its connection to the digital humanities, as well as current practices and pedagogies.

For more on videographic criticism, you can visit the website The Videographic Essay: Practice and Pedagogy (

You can also see examples of published videographic criticism at [in]Transition (

And check out Jason’s own videographic work on his Vimeo channel. (

As a special treat, you can watch Jen Proctor’s remake of “A Movie” by Bruce Connors right here. (

And have a listen to The Video Essay Podcast (, hosted by Will DiGravio.

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