Students Establish Northeast Tennessee Cinematologists Guild
Students from the UT School of Art Cinema Studies program traveled to East Tennessee State University for a very successful first meeting of the East Tennessee Video Essay Guild. Students from ETSU and UT gathered to initiate collaboration and friendship across institutions. They shared discussions about classes, work, and video essays.
Eleni Palis of UT with her colleagues Matthew Holtmeier and Chelsea Wessels planned the April 27 event, the “First Annual Meeting of the Northeast Tennessee Cinematologists Guild,” a video essay symposium at ETSU. Future meetings will alternate between ETSU and UT. Featured were video poetry, videographic epigraphs, and other video essay media.
Eleni Palis is an assistant professor of English and Cinema Studies at the University of Tennessee. She received her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of English, concentrating in Cinema and Media Studies. Her work focuses on the intersections between classical and post-classical American cinema, race and gender in contemporary American cinema, adaptation, genre theory, and videographic criticism.