Catherine Grant is a part-time Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex. She established (and continues to curate for) the open access campaigning website Film Studies For Free, and the Audiovisualcy video group, and is also founding editor of the academic digital publishing platform REFRAME. She has published widely on theories and practices of film authorship and intertextuality, and has edited volumes on world cinema, Latin American cinema, digital film and media studies, and the audiovisual essay. A relatively early and prolific adopter of the online short video form, she is founding co-editor (with Christian Keathley and Drew Morton) of [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies. This new peer-reviewed publication was awarded the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award of Distinction for 2015.
Her turn to research by audiovisual practice, from 2008 onwards, activated an (until then, latent) interest in object-relations psychoanalysis in her work, as represented especially in the below-listed videos and articles.
She is interested in supervising postgraduate research on the audiovisual essay as well as on object-relations based approaches to film, media and cultural studies, including by practice.
A true story. My autobiographical video UNCANNY FUSION (above) forms part of a piece of “subjective, creative film criticism about the spectatorial experience.” An accompanying text, co-written, in part, with Christian Keathley who also made a video and wrote an autobiographical reflection for this work, has been published online in PHOTOGÉNIE 0, 2014.
- Forthcoming: (Video plus text), “Interplay: (Re)Finding and (Re)Framing Cinematic Experience, Film Space, and the Child’s World”.
- Forthcoming: “Beyond tautology? Audiovisual Film Criticism” (including the “Bion Studies” video: UN/CONTAINED: A Video Essay on Andrea Arnold’s 2009 Film FISH TANK)
- “Film studies in the groove? Rhythmising perception in Carnal Locomotive”, NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, Spring 2015. http://www.necsus-ejms.org/film-studies-in-the-groove-rhythmising-perception-in-carnal-locomotive/
- ‘The Shudder of a Cinephiliac Idea? Videographic Film Studies Practice as Material Thinking’, ANIKI: Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image, 1.1, 2014, Online at: http://aim.org.pt/ojs/index.php/revista/article/view/59/html
- “The Marriages of Laurel Dallas. Or, The Maternal Melodrama of the Unknown Feminist Film Spectator,” Mediascape: UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Fall 2014. [Video and text]. ISSN 1558478X Online at: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/Fall2014_MarriagesMelodrama.html (Also translated into Spanish: ‘Las bodas de Laurel Dallas. O el melodrama materno de una espectadora feminista desconocida’, Transit. Cine y otros desvíos, January, 2015. Online at: http://cinentransit.com/las-bodas-de-laurel-dallas/.)
- “The Remix That Knew Too Much? On Rebecca, Retrospectatorship and the Making of Rites of Passage’, The CineFiles: A Scholarly Journal of Cinema Studies, Fall 2014. [Video and text]. ISSN 21569096. Online at: http://www.thecinefiles.com/grant/
- (With Christian Keathley), ‘The Use of an Illusion: Childhood cinephilia, object relations, and videographic film studies’, Photogénie, 0, June 2014. Co-authored introduction plus individually authored texts and videos (including her video embedded above). Online at: http://www.photogenie.be/photogenie_blog/article/use-illusion. (Also translated into Spanish: ‘El uso de una ilusión: Cinefilia infantil, relaciones de objeto y estudios videográficos sobre cine’, Transit. Cine y otros desvíos, September 9, 2014. Online at: http://cinentransit.com/cinefilia-infantil-relaciones-de-objeto-y-estudios-videograficos-sobre-cine
- See Deja viewing?: videographic experiments in intertextual film studies. Mediascape : UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Winter 2013. Online at: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/Winter2013_DejaViewing.html