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July 2012 News Brief

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July 2012 | News Brief

In this issue:
  • 2012-2013 SCMS Awards Deadline (August 1)
  • Call for Pedagogy Award Nominees
  • 2011-2012 SCMS Membership Year Deadline (August 31)
  • Memberships in SCMS Groups

2012-2013 SCMS Awards Deadline
~ August 1

SCMS awards announcements, submission and nomination forms, criteria, and guidelines for 2012-2013 are now available on the SCMS website at

Call for Pedagogy Award Nominees

Remember that professor who inspired you to go to graduate school, the one who made film theory and methodology seem interesting, or the mentor who kept you on track through grad school? All SCMS members (regular, student, and institutional) are encouraged to nominate outstanding teachers in cinema and media studies for the annual SCMS Pedagogy Award. Nominations for winners of college and university teaching awards are especially encouraged. The award winner receives a plaque and $500 at the annual conference, as well as promotion on the SCMS website.

Important Details and Dates:
  • Nominee must be a full member of the Society for the 2012-2013 membership year.
  • Nominators must complete the online nomination form by August 1, 2012.
  • Nominees must accept or decline the nomination by September 3, 2012
  • If the nominee accepts the nomination, the nominator must provide a statement summarizing the nominee’s accomplishments and an overview of the dossier.
  • A copy of the nominee’s dossier must be sent to the SCMS Office by November 2, 2012.
  • The winner will be announced at the SCMS conference in Chicago, IL, March 6-10, 2013.
  • To submit a nominee, go to:


2011-2012 SCMS Membership Year Deadline is August 31

The 2011-2012 SCMS membership year ends August 31, 2012 (11:59pm CST). The SCMS membership year runs from September 1-August 31, regardless of when one joins. Please make sure your membership profile is up to date in order to continue receiving Cinema Journal, SCMS news briefs, updates, and announcements and to access to the website.
  • Your access to the website will expire on August 31, 2012 (11:59pm CST), if you do not renew your membership by this date.
  • NOTE: Please remember to login to the website before you begin to renew your membership.

Memberships in SCMS Groups

SCMS members are encouraged to become involved in our various groups in order to network and collaborate with other members with similar interests. Our Caucuses were formed to provide support and advocacy for members historically under-represented within the Society and the academy based on marginal social status. The Scholarly Interest Groups have been formed to facilitate communication and collaboration among members working in a specific area of cinema and media studies. The Graduate Student Organization provides fellowship, support, and advocacy for the Society’s student members.

Members can join as many of our groups as they like.

To join a Caucus, visit, and then click on "Members’ Caucus Group Page/Join Now” for the Caucus of interest.

To join a Scholarly Interest Group, visit, and then click on "SIG Members’ Group Page/Join Now” for the SIG of interest.

To join the Graduate Student Organization, visit, and click on "Join Group.”


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