Karen McDevitt is a Professor at Wayne State University, and has been teaching for the past 15 years. I chose to interview Professor McDevitt on her current research on Film and Television Criticism, although she has other primary research interests, like, new media and contemporary social practices, online communities, and media convergence. Although this does not technically correspond with the contents of my blog, professor McDevitt’s research is very interesting.
Professor McDevitt is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Karen is also a member of the Board of Visitors for Wayne State University Press.
McDevitt started her research because of her interest with the online world. She has been teaching online classes for 10 years now, and she is hopeful that online classes will reach a new level of technology pretty soon in the future.
I have placed here a few snip-its of my interview with Professor McDevitt, our interview was about 20 minutes in total.
McDevitt started studying theater and film, and soon realized that it has more to offer than just entertainment. That it how she initially started her research on film and television research.
In our interview, McDevitt stated that the impact and the meaning of film also influenced her into her further research on the topic. She also stated that it has been really exciting so far.