Thursday, 4 April 2013

SCMS Dissertation Award received by Film Studies lecturer

Dr. Brian Jacobson, lecturer in the Department of Film Studies, has received a major award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, winning the prestigious Dissertation Award for his work, "Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and Early Cinema." Dr. Jacobson's dissertation was completed at The University of Southern California in 2012 and links
film studies with the history of architecture, and science and technology studies to examine the manner in which the early motion picture studio, as developed by Edison, Méliès, and other pioneers, interpreted developments in urban modernism while also having an impact on early film aesthetics. The formal announcement of the award was made at the Award Ceremony of the 2013 SCMS Conference in Chicago on Friday afternoon, March 8, 2013.