Crafting the Film-Essay: A Conversation About Research and Pedagogy Across Media

The Dept. of English and the Digital Liberal Arts at Macalester present a conversation about the film-essay from 11:45am – 1pm on Thursday, October 26. English professor Amy Elkins will screen her short film-essay “The Weaver’s Handshake,” a project that extends her research on craft and queer intimacy; she will discuss the process of making it, including her collaboration with a video editor, and how her teaching inspired her to explore this new mode of scholarship. She’ll be joined by her student, Audrey Bentch ‘22, who will talk about the video project she made during a “virtual hike” in one of Prof. Elkins’s classes. Discussion and Q&A, facilitated by AIA and English professor Ben Voigt, will follow. The event will take place virtually.