Palmer Receives Summer Stipend From National Endowment for the Humanities

Monday, April 07, 2014

UNCW Professor of Film Studies Tim Palmer has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend award. Palmer is one of five scholars in the state to receive this prestigious and competitive honor.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency and one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the country. Each year, a board of senior scholars presides over an intensive review process. For the summer stipends, only two submissions per institution are allowed.

The stipend will support Palmer's archival research in Paris for his fourth book A Liberated Cinema: The Reconstitution of the Postwar French Film State, 1946-1958.

"In A Liberated Cinema, I will draw upon unpublished archival materials to explore the particular origins of and contexts to this fascinating French film ecosystem, the postwar methods that France used to invest in and build such a renowned and successful center of cinema," said Palmer.

Palmer teaches and researches in world cinema history, specializing in French, Japanese and classical Hollywood cinemas. He is the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Film Matters, the first North American peer-reviewed film journal for undergraduates, published quarterly by Intellect Press. He is the author of the forthcoming Irreversible; Directory of World Cinema: France and Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema.