What Is Deformative Criticism?, or How to Make Weird Videos as Scholarly Inquiry

One of the interesting developments in digital humanities is the emergence of “deformative criticism,” an approach to creatively “breaking” an object of study to reveal hidden facets and create innovative new works. Jason Mittell, Professor of Film & Media Culture and American Studies, will demonstrate a number of “videographic deformations” that he has made by creatively manipulating the classic film Singin’ in the Rain to consider how deformations might be a useful (and fun) mode of scholarship. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here by February 13.

Date: February 18

Time: 12:15-1:30 PM

Place: CTLR Lounge, Davis Family Library