Eric Herhuth

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Eric Herhuth is Assistant Professor of Communication and Director of Film Studies at Tulane University. His research areas include animation and film studies, aesthetics and politics, and media and film theory. He has published in the Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Cinema Journal, animation: an interdisciplinary journal, Theory & Event, and he is the author of Pixar and the Aesthetic Imagination: Animation, Storytelling, and Digital Culture (University of California Press, 2017). During his residency at A Studio in the Woods, Eric worked on a book project that explores animation and mental life.

“During my residency at A Studio in the Woods I was finally able to complete an article that I had been working on for nearly two years. After my research was derailed by the pandemic, I needed to do something to re-engage and complete the project. A Studio in the Woods provided the space I needed to do just that. The solitude and natural surroundings improved my focus and mood and created an ideal workspace. It was an invaluable experience.” – Erin Herhuth