Catherine Grant

Professor of Digital Media and Screen Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She has published widely on theories and practices of cultural authorship, adaptation and intertextuality, and has edited significant collections of work on world cinema, Latin American cinema, digital film and media studies, and the audiovisual essay. Grant is most known for her work as a prolific maker, curator, publisher and scholarly advocate of the online short video in found-footage/remix, first-person and essay-film forms. She has produced well over 200 videos to date, dozens of which have been published in online journals alongside her written reflections on these forms and their emergent role in film and media studies, especially in relation to theories of spectatorship, material thinking, and psychoanalytic object relations. This work has been screened at film festivals and film museums around the world. She is also co-author of a book on these forms (The Videographic Essay: Criticism in Sound and Image, caboose/Rutgers, 2019) and is a founding co-editor of a peer-reviewed publication that showcases them [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies. She continues to run the popular website Film Studies For Free that she founded in 2008.