Blandine Joret works as Assistant Professor of Media and Culture in the Media Studies department, where she lectures in Film, TV and Cross-media. Her courses include Philosophy of the Humanities; Film Analysis; an Advanced Topics seminar on Genre and Philosophy; elective courses in Film and Philosophy and on the French New Wave; and an MA research seminar on Immersion in Film Theory. Blandine also supervises BA and MA theses in film and visual culture, and is a tutor for first year students.
* New update: My book, Studying Film with André Bazin, is reviewed in the latest issue (June 2021) of History of the Humanities (Vol. 6, No.1): "In Bazin’s view, film had to be actively screened in the circuit of film clubs. As a critic, he felt obliged to make viewers rethink film again and again. Joret did the same for Bazin’s oeuvre. Studying Film with André Bazin is first and foremost a response to lazy readings of the Bazinian text and a powerful plea for actively interpreting it anew."
Another review of my book is accessible here (Society for French Historical Studies, H-review Volume 20, November 2020): "The analyses that emerge move freely and imaginatively across their subjects, integrating analyses of Bazin’s own writing, in-depth analyses of contemporary films, and a wide range of intellectual discourses, from existentialist philosophy to calculus to physics".
Blandine is currently developing an inclusive student film club implemented in the BA Media and Culture curriculum (2020-2021), and for which she received a Comenius Teaching Fellowship (NRO Educational Innovation award); read more about the film club here and here.
Her first book, Studying Film with André Bazin, is out with Amsterdam University Press (2019): order it on the publisher's website or read on this OpenAccess platform.
Dr. Blandine Joret is Assistant Professor of Media and Culture at the Media Studies department at the University of Amsterdam, and Comenius fellow at The Netherlands Initiative for Education Research. She received her PhD in Media Studies at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (University of Amsterdam, cum laude). Her dissertation is an analysis of post-war French film and cultural criticism, which she interprets as an alternative to commonplace academic methods. She holds a bachelor degree (BSc) in Communication Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven (2008) and a cum laude master degree (MA) at the University of Amsterdam (2009). During the Spring semester 2013, Blandine was also visiting scholar at Yale University. Her current research looks at the intersection of film and education with an emphasis on post-literate, audio-visual means of communication.
Blandine's research interests are in immersive storytelling and sensemaking (VR and 3D), popular education and film criticism, film communities, 21st century post-literacy, ecopedagogy, media and migration, world cinema.