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Diacrtics 46/4 cover
May 13, 2020
Screen’s Editors recently announced the results of the Annette Kuhn Debut Essay Prize, for articles published during 2018-19.  The joint winners for the award are our very own Mal Ahern (@malahern, U of Washington) for ‘Cinema’s automatisms and industrial automation’ (Diacritics, 46/4) and Rachel Fabian (Purchase College)... Read more
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May 27, 2020
Name: Sora Hong Major: Cinema & Media Studies and English Class of 2020 Hometown: Seattle, WA Favorite Film: Johnny Mnemonic (1995) When did you know that you wanted to major in CMS? It was all serendipity. My first quarter at UW, I crash-landed in Yuta Kaminishi’s class on post-1945 Japanese documentary. I’d never studied film before. There were about thirty of us crammed into that tiny classroom with these decrepit little chair-desks, and the weather that quarter was... Read more
Head shot of Richard Boyechko
May 21, 2020
Doctoral Student Richard Boyechko was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to study in China for the next academic year.  The fellowship was awarded to conduct dissertation research on the rise in popularity of Chinese science fiction literature in Chengdu, China.  Richard is one of eight students who were awarded a Fulbright for next year.  Find out more about his... Read more
I heart UW Libraries
May 21, 2020
UW Libraries recently announced the winners of their student video contest.  MA student Long Hoàng Trần's video "Access" took first place in the annual contest.  The UW Libraries Student Video Contest asks students to create original video showcasing the UW Libraries through the student perspective.  The theme for this year's contest was I "heart" UW Libraries.   Check... Read more
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May 19, 2020
The UW and Seattle's film community is mourning the loss of filmmaker and UW alum Lynn Shelton who died over the weekend in Los Angeles. Read the piece honoring Shelton from The UW Daily.   
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May 18, 2020
The Feminist Media Histories workshop Affect was held successfully on-line on Friday, May 15, 2020 with more than 300+ RSVPs and participants!    Initially designed as a two-day celebration of Feminist Media Histories' transition to Seattle, the workshop was moved on-line due to the global pandemic.  The workshops feature informal presentations by the following 7 speakers: Ann Cvetkovich (Carleton University) Kathy Woodward (University of... Read more
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May 18, 2020
Doctoral student Xin Peng was recently awarded an Elizabeth Kerr Macfarlane Endowed Scholarship in the Humanities from the UW College of Arts and Sciences for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Congratulations Xin!
Feminist Media Histories
May 13, 2020
Feminist Media Histories Workshop: Affect  FRIDAY MAY 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)  *Zoom link will be sent to auditors by request. RSVP @ **Read the workshop program @ Initially designed as a two-day celebration of @... Read more
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May 13, 2020
The Humanities Division at the University of Washington is excited to launch “Humanities First,” an exciting new First Year Experience for incoming freshmen.  Find out more about the program and meet the Fall 2020 instructors.   The program is generously funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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May 13, 2020
The College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Division has received a grant from The Mellon Foundation for the newly offered First Year Experience for incoming freshmen.  Incoming freshmen can read more about the Humanities First program and consider applying!