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Past Essay Contest Winners

2023 Essays

AIDS and Time Travel: 12 Monkeys and Philadelphia
Essay by Rachel Lapides '23 for Popular Music and Media Course in Spring 2023
First Place FMST Critical Essay Award Winner in 2023

2001: A Jeanne Dielman Odyssey (or, Passivity and Agency in Safe)
Essay by Jake Rothman '23 for FMST Capstone in Spring 2023
Second Place FMST Critical Essay Award Winner in 2023

Kamen Rider Black SunTokusatsu’s Past, Present, and Future
Essay by Ben Rotko '25 for Television Studies Course in Spring 2023
Third Place FMST Critical Essay Award Winner in 2023

From Theater to Thriller: The Evolution of Horror Television
Essay by Ellie Tsapatsaris '24 for Television Studies Course in Spring 2023
Third Place FMST Critical Essay Award Winner in 2023

2021 Essays

Maria Braun and the Formulation of a Nation
Essay by Chili Shi '22 for German Cinema Course in January Term 2021
Co-Winner of FMST Critical Essay Award in 2021

The Politics of Yesterday Girl
Essay by Isabelle Titcomb '22 for German Cinema Course in January Term 2021
Honorable Mention in FMST Critical Essay Award in 2021