From ‘video essay’ to ‘video monograph’? Indy Vinyl as academic book

Garwood, I. (2020) From ‘video essay’ to ‘video monograph’? Indy Vinyl as academic book. NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, 9(1), pp. 5-29. (doi: 10.25969/mediarep/14306)

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Sarah Barrow argues that the video essay provides a ‘viable alternative to the academic book’. This article explores that claim, considering how a video essay-based project can pursue a single topic in the man-ner of a monograph. The case study is Indy Vinyl, my collection of video essays and writing about vinyl records in American Independ-ent Cinema. I argue that an approach informed by traditional schol-arly values should be augmented by more exploratory thinking, when moving from written to practice-based forms of film criticism.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Garwood, Dr Ian
Authors: Garwood, I.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press
ISSN (Online):2213-0217
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Amsterdam University Press
First Published:First published in NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies 9(1):5-29
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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