Media Mentions September 2021

Media Mentions September 2021

The latest media mentions, quotes, profiles, and writings from Division of the Humanities faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Visit us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

"UChicago Film Scholar Jacqueline Stewart Awarded MacArthur Fellowship"
UChicago News
Jacqueline Stewart (Cinema and Media Studies), a leading film scholar known for her work on silent films and African American cinema, has been awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship.

"Chicago's Public Art Scene Is Like No Other — Here's What to See"
Travel + Leisure
Rachel Cohen (English Language and Literature) explores memory and movement in Chicago's public art. 

"The Story of a Three Day Pass: Ordinary Love"
Allyson Nadia Field (Cinema and Media Studies) pens essay on Melvin Van Peebles's first feature film, The Story of a Three Day Pass.

"Theaster Gates’ Arts Incubator And Garden Will Prove ‘There Is Life’ In South Side’s Vacant Properties"
Block Club
Theaster Gates (Visual Arts) previews two Rebuild Foundation projects in South Shore: an incubator at the old St. Laurence School and the Kenwood Gardens community space.

"Beyond Identification: Daniel Morgan & Kyle Stevens Discuss Point of View and Camera Movement"
New Review of Film & Television Studies
In an interview, Daniel Morgan (Cinema and Media Studies) discusses his new book The Lure of the Image: Epistemic Fantasies of the Moving Camera.

"Pleasure and Justice"
Boston Review
Article reviews three books that interrogate the political and social sources of our desires and dissatisfactions, including Citadels of Pride: Sexual Abuse, Accountability, and Reconciliation by Martha C. Nussbaum (Philosophy). 

"The Great 2021 Fall Book Preview: Our 60 Best Reads for Right Now"
Chicago Tribune
Teju Cole's forthcoming book "Black Paper: Writing in a Dark Time”, based on his 2018 Berlin Family Lectures, joins list of best reads for the fall. 

"Theaster Gates Has Been Awarded the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts"
Archinect News
Theaster Gates (Visual Arts) has received a 55,000 Euro ($65,000 USD) prize from the Republic of Austria and the City of Vienna for outstanding achievement in architecture and the arts.

"Make Film History More Inclusive. That’s Jacqueline Stewart’s Mandate at Academy Museum"
Los Angeles Times
Profile of Jacqueline Stewart (Cinema and Media Studies) looks at her work as chief artistic and programming director at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.  

"Today In The Culture, September 27, 2021"
New City
Arts roundup includes "Metapictures," a new exhibition by W. J. T. Mitchell (English Language and Literature) at the Media Arts, Data and Design center.

"The Taliban May be Hunting for Afghanistan's Most Famous Treasure"
Live Science
Feature looks at Gil Stein (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) and his work leading the Afghan Heritage Mapping Partnership.

"UChicago Scholar Receives ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowship"
Division of the Humanities News
Michele Kenfack (PhD’20) recently received the American Council of Learned Societies Emerging Voices Fellowship for 2021. She is one of 48 fellows and will pursue her postdoctoral work in comparative literature at Harvard University.

"The Values in Numbers"
New Books Network
In podcast interview, Hoyt Long (East Asian Languages and Civilizations) discusses his new book The Values in Numbers: Reading Japanese Literature in a Global Information Age.

Jacqueline Stewart MacArthur Fellowship:

"MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winners Announced for 2021, Including Film Scholar Jacqueline Stewart from U Chicago"
Chicago Tribune

"MacArthur Fellowship for This Academy Museum Film Scholar Brings Shock and Tears"
Los Angeles Times

"MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Recipients Include Two Black Women Who Say Chicago Shaped Their Work"
Chicago Sun-Times

"‘Genius’ Fellows Have Strong Ties to Academe"
Inside Higher Ed

September 29, 2021