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Research interests

narrative and cognitive film theory | (videographic) film analysis

3D cinema | creative analysis (rethinking scholarship, audiovisual essay, mashup and supercut culture, narrative mapping) | narrative complexity (puzzle and riddle films)

Publications

Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Film Studies in Motion: From Audiovisual Essay to Academic Research Video

Puzzling Stories: The Aesthetic Appeal of Cognitive Challenge in Film, Television and Literature

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet: A Hermeneutic Rollercoaster

Complex Film Narratives: Diegetic Fictionalization in Christopher Nolan’s Fantastical Puzzle Film Cycle

What’s the Deal with the ‘Academic’ in Videographic Criticism?

Autopoiesis through agency in virtual reality nonfiction

Review of Maarten Coëgnarts' audiovisual essay 'Embodied Visual Meaning [in] Motion'

Split Screen as Hermeneutic Tool: Recursivity and Crosstalk in Better Call Saul: accompanying text

Split Screen as Hermeneutic Tool: Recursivity and Crosstalk in Better Call Saul: video essay (published in NECSUS Journal, Autumn 2023 #Cycles)

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Press/media

Scholars at Work with Open Access Books – an interview with Miklós Kiss on Film Studies in Motion