Lyndsay Gratch

Dr. Lyndsay Michalik Gratch

Assistant Professor of Film

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  • Cell Phone 470.217.5680
  • Email Address lgratch@ggc.edu
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Biography

Lyndsay Michalik Gratch earned her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2014. Her teaching, research, and creative interests are interdisciplinary and include cinema and media arts, performance studies, theatre arts, adaptation studies, communication studies, remix culture, cultural studies, documentary film, video art and gender studies. Her recent book, Adaptation Online (2017), was published by Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books. She has additional published and forthcoming essays, videos, and multimedia works in Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, Women & Language Online, Text and Performance Quarterly, Theatre Annual, and Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies. Her short fiction and video art has been featured in Electric Literature, The Brooklyn Review, Joyland Magazine and RealPoetic.

Education

  • Doctorate – communication (focus: performance studies and new media) – Louisiana State University
  • Master's – theatre arts – Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelor's – communication, theatre arts and media (focus: theatre arts) – Eastern Michigan University

Publications

  • Gratch, Lyndsay Michalik. Adaptation Online: Creating Memes, Sweding Movies, and Other Digital Performances. Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2017.
  • Michalik Gratch, Lyndsay. “a hole in the light.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: Special Issue on Cartographies, 12.1, 2016. (Video Art and Artist’s Statement)
  • Michalik Gratch, Lyndsay, John LeBret, Ariel Gratch, Bonny McDonald, Eddie Gamboa. “Scotch & Soda,” Text and Performance Quarterly, 35.4, 2015. 
  • Michalik, Lyndsay. “Stretching the Code,” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: Special Issue on Performance, Digital Media and Sexuality, 11.1, 2015.
  • Michalik, Lyndsay. “How Antoine Dodson and the Bed Intruder Keep Climbin' in Our Windows: Viral Video Appropriation as Performance,” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 10.3/4, 2014. (Multimedia Essay)
  • Michalik, Lyndsay. “Haunting Fragments: Digital Mourning and Intermedia Performance,” Theatre Annual 66, 2013.    
  • Selected Forthcoming Works:
  • Michalik Gratch, Lyndsay. “The Irish Hills of Michigan: A Performative Curation,” Departures in Critical Qualitative Research,” 2018. (Multimedia Essay)
  • Michalik Gratch, Lyndsay. “How I Learned to Swede (and You Can, Too!): In Praise of Amateur Aesthetics,” Text and Performance Quarterly, 2018.
  • Michalik Gratch, Lyndsay. “Performing Inside the (Sand)Box.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: Special Issue on the Video Essay, 2018. (Video Essay)
  • Michalik Gratch, Lyndsay. “Legal: A Counterhistory of Turning THIRTY.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: Special Issue on the Video Essay, 2018. (Video Remix)
  • Michalik Gratch, Lyndsay. “Catching my Drift: On the Influence of Paul Edwards.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: Special Issue on the Video Essay, 2018. 
  • Michalik Gratch, Lyndsay. Co-created with Rosa Avila (GGC), Kinsey Denney (Oberlin College), K.J. Edwards (GGC), Eliza Levinson (Oberlin College), Anna Marsden (University of North Texas), Jacquelyn Paige Paschal (GGC), and Julie Thompson (GGC). “tech/trans/fem: feminism is,” Women & Language Online: Special Issue on Remixing Feminisms for Social Change, 2018. (Video Essay and Artists' Statement)


Invited Guest Lectures and Workshops:

  • Invited Speaker and Workshop Leader: “Sweding Patti Pace,” Patti Pace Performance Festival, Kennesaw State University, February 2018.
  • Invited speaker for GGC’s Faces of Gender Student Organization. Topic: Gender and Film. October 2017.
  • Guest Lecture: “Internet Memes and Participatory Culture.” Georgia College & State University. October 2014.
  • Workshop Leader. “(Re/Mixed) Media in Adaptation and Performance.” Georgia College & State University. October 2014.

Distinctions

  • (Nominated) Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, National Communication Association. (2015) 
  • (Nominated) Distinguished Dissertation Award, Louisiana State University. (2014)
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, granted by The Department of Communication Studies, Louisiana State University. (April 2014)
  • Outstanding Scholar Award, granted by The Department of Communication Studies, Louisiana State University. (April 2014)
  • HopKins Black Box Performance Award, granted by The Department of Communication Studies, Louisiana State University. (April 2013)
  • Top Paper, Performance Studies Division. “Haunting Fragments: Digital Interactivity, Liveness, and Death in Intermedia Performance.” Southern States Communication Association Convention. Louisville. (April 2013)
  • National Communication Association, Performance Studies Division, Marie J. Robinson Scholarship (November 2012)
  • BoxFest Detroit Financial Award Winner: Best Director (August 2009)
  • BoxFest Detroit Audience Vote Winner: Best Director (August 2008)

Professional Affiliations

  • National Communication Association
  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • Southern States Communication Association
  • Performance Studies International
  • Popular Culture Association