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2017 Award Winners

Below, you'll find a preview of the 2017 SCMS Award Winners, with photos to be added after the conference in Chicago. Please join us at this year’s Awards Ceremony to celebrate their outstanding achievements!

 


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 * The 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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