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Bischof penned essay in award-winning book on amateur movie making history

USM Associate Professor of History Libby Bischof

A book on New England’s amateur movie making history — including an essay by USM Associate Professor of History Libby Bischof — has earned a prestigious award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

The book, “Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915–1960,” earned the society’s award as the 2018 Best Edited Collection and drew a write-up in the Bangor Daily News.

Bischof’s contribution was an essay titled, “Region Apart: Representations of Maine and Northern New England in Personal Film, 1920–1940.”

The collection was published last year by the Indiana University Press.

Bischof also co-wrote the 2016 book “Maine Photography: A History. 1840-2015.” with Susan Danly and Earle G. Shettleworth Jr.