Catherine Grant

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.