Blandine Joret works in the film team at the Media Studies department. Her courses include Philosophy of Science for Media Studies, an advanced topics seminar on Genre and Society, media research in Film and Other Arts, Media Aesthetics, and an elective in Film and Philosophy. She also supervises BA and MA theses in film and visual culture, and is a tutor for first year students.
Blandine received her PhD in Media Studies at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (University of Amsterdam, cum laude). Her dissertation is an in-depth analysis of André Bazin's film criticism, in which she looks at “myth” in relation to film history, technology, and criticism, and examines several references to religious, scientific and poetic frameworks. She holds a bachelor degree in Communication Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven (2008) and a cum laude degree Master of Art at the University of Amsterdam (2009). During the Spring semester 2013, Blandine was also visiting scholar at Yale University.
Her first book, Studying Film with André Bazin, is coming out in October 2019 in the Film Theory in Media History series at Amsterdam University Press.
Blandine's research interests are in media theory and criticism, in particular the significance of realism for contemporary media studies. Her current research looks at the intersection of immersion and pedagogy, with a specific emphasis on Virtual Reality and 3D cinema.
Media (film) theory and criticism, realism, VR, 3-D cinema, cinema and other arts (painting and poetry), pedagogy.