About

Jason Mittell is Professor of Film & Media Culture and American Studies at Middlebury College, and co-founded Middlebury’s Digital Liberal Arts Initiative. I am the author of Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture (Routledge, 2004), Television and American Culture (Oxford University Press, 2009), Complex TV: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling (NYU Press, 2015), Narrative Theory and Adaptation. (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Videographic Essay: Practice & Pedagogy (co-authored with Christian Keathley and Catherine Grant), and co-editor with Ethan Thompson of How to Watch Television (NYU Press, 2013; second edition, 2020).  I am the Project Manager for [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, and co-direct the NEH-funded workshop Scholarship in Sound & Image since June 2015, as well as producing my own videographic essays. In the 2011-12 academic year, I was a Fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg at the University of Göttingen, collaborating with the Research Unit on Popular Seriality.

My research interests include television history and criticism, media and cultural history, genre and narrative theory, digital humanities, videographic criticism, animation and children’s media, videogames, digital media literacy & technological convergence. See my CV for more details, or my scholarly writings for downloadable content.


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