Professor Mary Ann Doane wins Berlin Prize


May 10, 2016

The American Academy in Berlin is pleased to announce its Berlin Prize recipients for 2016-17. Included among the winners of this coveted semester-long fellowship is Mary Ann Doane, Class of 1937 Professor of Film and Media.

At the Academy this fall, Doane will be completing her book on the use of the close-up in film practice and theory, and the ways in which screen size and its corresponding scale have figured in the negotiation of the human body’s relation to space in modernity.

The Berlin Prize is awarded annually to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, partial board, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in Berlin-Wannsee.

The Berlin Prize provides recipients with the time and resources to step back from their daily obligations to work on academic and artistic projects they might not otherwise pursue. The fellows are encouraged to work with local individuals and institutions in the Academy’s well-established network, forging rich connections and lasting transatlantic relationships.

Announcing the 2016-2017 Class of Berlin Prize Fellows – The American Academy in Berlin