When the Society for Cinema and Media Studies announced their 2017 award winners, we were honored and proud to see three books from UC Press in the mix.
Hearty congratulations to our team of talented authors and editors for this esteemed recognition, along with all the other winners from fellow university presses.
BEST EDITED COLLECTION
Winner: L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema
Edited by Allyson Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart
“. . . a groundbreaking and highly readable compendium focused on the kaleidoscopic network of filmmakers based at UCLA between the 1960s and the 1990s. The collection opens up previously obscured historical pathways that deepen our knowledge of black American cinema, and should inspire further research and scholarship.”—Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards
Award of Distinction: The Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory, 1907-1933
Edited by Anton Kaes, Nicholas Baer, and Michael Cowan
“A treasure trove of insights and ideas, this book uncovers the excitement cinema generated as the art form of modernity. Film studies may take years to digest the richness this volume contains—and I believe it will never be quite the same afterward.” —Tom Gunning, author of The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity
BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD
Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood
By Miriam J. Petty
“[Miriam Petty’s] ambitious book places Stepin’ Fetchit (the persona of Lincoln Perry) in a new light, and all of her subjects in high relief… [a] fine book.” —Carrie Rickey, Film Quarterly
If you are attending the annual conference in Chicago this year, please join in for the Awards Ceremony to celebrate their outstanding achievements!