Applications for this workshop must be received by December 1, 2017. The application must be submitted via Interfolio.

The application via Interfolio requires the following:

  • A brief cover letter providing contact information including email, mailing address, and phone, and an indication that if accepted, you would be able to attend the workshop. Additionally, indicate if there are any special circumstances or accommodations that you would require.
  • A statement of interest, not to exceed 500 words. This statement should outline your professional goals & motivations for applying to this workshop, including pedagogical uses and scholarly outcomes. It should detail any experiences you have had with video production and/or experimental scholarly work (although such experience is not a requirement for applicants). Also indicate what objects of study (e.g., specific films, television series, digital media, etc.) you might be interested in working with to produce videographic criticism.
  • A current C.V.
  • A representative sample of your scholarly work, not to exceed 20 pages.
  • Name and contact information of at least two professional references – this could be other faculty you have worked with, or professional references outside of academia relevant to your experience for this workshop.

Applicants will be notified by the end of January 2018. If you have any questions about the workshop or application process, please contact the organizers.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is eligible to apply?
All applicants must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Film & Media Studies or a related discipline at the time of their application. While generally targeting faculty, we will consider independent scholars, postdocs, or people working in other positions in academia.

Do I need to have previous experience with video production or digital editing?
No. If you do have relevant experience, please indicate as such in your application. However, the workshop is pitched at people with no experience creating videographic criticism.

Is this workshop limited to American citizens and/or residents?
No. The NEH funds participation from any qualified applicant; however, most participants will likely be based in the United States.

What will it cost me to participate?
Nothing except your time and effort. Participants will have all travel, lodging, and meal expenses covered, as well as receiving a modest honorarium for your time.

I have prior commitments for part of the June 17 – 30 session – can I attend only part of the workshop?
No. All participants must be in residence for the full two-week workshop.

What if my question was not answered?
Contact Jason Mittell with any additional questions.