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2017 Award Winners

 


STUDENT WRITING AWARD



1st Place

Chelsea Birks
University of Glasgow
"Objectivity, Speculative Realism and Cinematic Apparatus


2nd Place  

Sophie Christman Lavin
State University of New York, Stony Brook
“Feher isten (White God)”: Is the gaze only human?”
3rd Place

Darshana Sreedhar Mini
University of Southern California
"The Rise of Soft Porn in Malayalam Cinema and the Precarious Stardom of Shakeela”



DISSERTATION AWARD



Winner

Laliv Melamed
New York University
"Sovereign Intimacy: Israeli Homemade Video Memorials and the Politics of Loss”

Award of Distinction

Nadine Chan
University of Southern California
"A Cinema Under the Palms: The Unruly Lives of Colonial Educational Films in British Malaya”



THE KATHERINE SINGER KOVÁCS ESSAY AWARD



Winner

Eric Dienstfrey
University of Wisconsin, Madison
"The Myth of Speakers: A Critical Reexamination of Dolby History,” Film History 28, no. 1 (2016): 167-93

 


Award of Distinction

Rochona Majumdar
University of Chicago
“Art Cinema: The Indian Career of a Global Category,” Critical Inquiry 42 (Spring 2016): 580-610

 

 

BEST ESSAY IN AN EDITED COLLECTION



Winner

James Leo Cahill
University of Toronto
“A YouTube Bestiary” in New Silent Cinema (Routledge, 2016)

 

Award of Distinction

Hye Jean Chung
Kyung Hee University
“Media Heterotopias and Science Fiction” (University of Minnesota Press, 2015)


BEST EDITED COLLECTION



Winner

Allyson Field, University of Chicago
Jan-Christopher Horak, University of California, Los Angeles
Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, University of Chicago
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema (University of California Press, 2015)

Award of Distinction

Anton Kaes, University of California, Berkeley
Nicholas Baer, State University of New York, Purchase College
Michael Cowan, St. Andrews University
T
he Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory, 1907-1933 (University of California Press, 2016)

 

BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD



Tie – 2 Winners

Allison McCracken
DePaul University
Real Men Don’t Sing: Crooning in American Culture (Duke University Press, 2015)

Miriam Petty
Northwestern University
Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood (University of California Press, 2016)

 

THE KATHERINE SINGER KOVÁCS BOOK AWARD



Winner

Thomas Waugh
Concordia University
The Conscience of Cinema: The Work of Joris Ivens, 1912-1989 (Amsterdam University Press, 2016)


Award of Distinction

Nicholas Sammond
University of Toronto
Birth of an Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation (Duke University Press, 2015)

 

 

THE ANNE FRIEDBERG INNOVATIVE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD



Winner

Noam M. Elcott
Columbia University
Artificial Darkness: An Obscure History of Modern Art and Media (University of Chicago Press, 2016)


Award of Distinction

Homay King
Bryn Mawr College
Virtual Memory: Time-based Art and the Dream of Digitality (Duke University Press, 2016)

 

SERVICE AWARD


Haidee Wasson
Concordia University 

 

 

PEDAGOGY AWARD


Ellen Seiter
University of Southern California

 

 

DISTINGUISHED CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


Michele Hilmes
University of Wisconsin, Madison


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