María Lorenzo Hernández – Through the Looking Glass

The Self-Portrait of the Artist and the Re-Start of Animation   Introduction Originally, the self-portrait was a pictorial subgenre of portrayal, in which the artists became the model for their own paintings. However, it is also present in mediums such as cinema, when directors appear in their films, from ephemeral manifestations, like the Hitchcockian cameo […]

Alan Cholodenko: Animation (Theory) as the Poematic

A Reply to the Cognitivists This essay has two projects. The first is intrinsic to the very question of what constitutes legitimate scholarly inquiry in the study of film and of animation, marking out something ostensibly especially contentious in and for the study of the latter: theory. Proceeding from two related queries-Why theory? And why […]