Dr Kate Ince wins BAFTSS Best Monograph of 2017 prize for The Body and the Screen: female subjectivities in contemporary women’s cinema (Bloomsbury 2017)
At the awards ceremony held at its annual conference by BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) from 11 to 13 April 2018, Kate Ince was awarded first prize in the association’s Best Monograph of 2017 competition, one of seven awards BAFTSS makes each year, for each of which three association members are nominated.
The Body and the Screen: female subjectivities in contemporary women’s cinema is a work of both feminist philosophy and feminist film studies, which offers readings of more than a dozen films by both celebrated and lesser known French and British women directors. (Agnès Varda (Fr), Claire Denis (Fr) and Sally Potter (UK) are among the celebrated ones.) The book marks the culmination of a number of years’ work by Dr Ince on feminist philosophy (Simone de Beauvoir, Luce Irigaray and others) and women’s cinema, and was published in Bloomsbury’s ‘Thinking Cinema’ series in January 2017.