Today's episode features a conversation with Barbara Zecchi, a feminist film scholar, critic, festival curator, and video essayist. Barbara has published and lectured extensively on European and Latin American cinemas, women filmmakers, feminist film theory, adaptation theory, gender and aging studies, videographic criticism, and on the use of technology in the humanities. Since 2016 she has served as Associate Member of The Film Academy of Spain (Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España).
Will and Emily chat with Barbara about a number of topics, including her background and videographic origin story, the GynoCine Project, the "accented" video essay, and several of Barbara's own works. We focus specifically on Barbara's recent video, "Filling (Feeling) the Archival Void: the case of Helena Cortesina’s Flor de España." Barbara, who is a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, also discusses the upcoming conference, "Theory and Practice of the Video-Essay: an International Conference on Videographic Criticism."
[2:03] - Barbara's Origin Story
[4:55] - Artists and video essayists who influenced Barbara's own work
[9:20] - Discussion of Barbara's early videographic and other moving image works
[16:18] - The GynoCine Project
[19:55] - Videographic Criticism at UMass
[23:15] - The Accented Video Essay
[37:25] - "Filling (Feeling) the Archival Void: the case of Helena Cortesina’s Flor de España"
[1:10:00] - A Videographic Book?
[1:11:30] - ""Theory and Practice of the Video-Essay: an International Conference on Videographic Criticism."
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