Tami Williams has received the 2015 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research in the Humanities Award for her book Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations.
The UWM Office of Research & Graduate School, in announcing the award noted of Williams:
The 2014 publication of Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations established Tami Williams as the world’s leading authority on the first feminist filmmaker.
The first full-length historical study and critical biography of Dulac is the product of an ambitious research undertaking critics have called “astounding.” Williams draws upon a massive amount of primary source material, including Dulac’s personal papers, production files, and archival film prints.
Published in the Women and Film History International series, Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations explores the artistic and sociopolitical currents that shaped Dulac’s approach to cinema and also examines the groundbreaking techniques and strategies she used to critique conservative notions of gender and sexuality.