Thursday, October 27, 2016

Charles Ramírez Berg Wins Hamilton Book Awards Grand Prize

The University of Texas Press is very pleased to announce that Professor Charles Ramírez Berg has won the
 Hamilton Book Awards Grand Prize from the University Co-op Awards program.

This is the 20th annual presentation of the award, named for Professor Robert W. Hamilton, the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair-Emeritus in Law, who served as chairman of the board of the University Co-op from 1989 to 2001. Below are the 2016 Hamilton Book Awards grand prize winner, runner-up prizes, and nominations.

Grand Prize Winner

The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films

By Charles Ramírez Berg

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In one of the first systematic studies of style in Mexican filmmaking, a preeminent film scholar explores the creation of a Golden Age cinema that was uniquely Mexican in its themes, styles, and ideology.

Praise for the book

The Classical Mexican Cinema is a gorgeous book, so full of stills and frame blowups deftly illustrating Berg’s narrative that it is an immersive experience…An invaluable resource for all students and lovers of cinema, this book would also make a superb course text.”
”. . . this is a closely-argued, highly illuminating study of Mexican cinema, brimming with original insights, and highly recommended.”
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Charles Ramírez Berg is Joe M. Dealy, Sr. Professor in Media Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has won every major teaching award. He is the author of several books, including Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance and Cinema of Solitude: A Critical Study of Mexican Film, 1967–1983.

Runner-Up Prizes

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