Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Success for Film Studies at the British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies Awards

Three members of the Department of Film Studies have been placed on the shortlist for the inaugural annual BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) awards for scholarship. Dr David Martin-Jones has qualified for the Best Academic Book published in 2011 for Deleuze and World Cinemas; Dr Joshua Yumibe has qualified for the Best Essay published in 2011 with his essay 'Visual Diplomacy: Projections of Power from the Field in Ethiopia'; and John Trafton, PhD student, has been shortlisted for his essay, 'Things That Almost Killed Me: Apocalypse Now, The Hurt Locker, and the Influence of 19th Century Spectacle Art' in the Student Writing Award category. The University of St Andrews is is the only unit shortlisted in more than one category for these prestigious awards, and we have placed finalists in all three categories of competition. There were a large number of entries in each of these categories, and our success in this competition is a powerful endorsement from the increasingly important BAFTSS, the professional society of Film and Media Studies programmes in the UK.