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Catherine Grant
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Catherine Grant has published widely on theories and practices of film authorship, adaptation and intertextuality, and has edited important collections of work on world cinema, Latin American cinema, digital film and media studies, and the audiovisual essay (see here and here). Her detailed career biography is published here.

A relatively early and prolific adopter of the online short video form, Grant is internationally known for her pioneering and award-winning work on the audiovisual essay in film and moving image studies, especially in emergent found-footage, first-person and essay-film forms. She has produced well over 100 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 film spectatorship, material thinking, and psychoanalytic object relations. She is currently working on a monograph about audiovisual film studies that will collect and extend these reflections, and has been awarded study leave in Spring 2017 to try to complete this project. A leading practitioner as well as theorist in the field, her videos have screened at film festivals and film museums around the world.