Essinger Receives HW Wilson Foundation Research Award

Art Libraries Society of North America

Art Libraries Society of North America

Catherine Essinger, coordinator of the Architecture and Art Library and librarian for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Houston Libraries, recently received one of the H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Awards for 2016. Essinger’s research project, “She-Gods, Gangsters and Gunslingers: Subversive Images of ‘The New Woman’ in the Early Films of Roger Corman,” will provide a critical discussion and record of an underrepresented, multidisciplinary topic, according to the awards committee.

This research will explore the concept of the “New Woman” in the visual arts from 1894 – when the term first appeared in an article – to 1960. The project is of interest to the field of librarianship generally as it involves the examination of archived film that is not available in any other format and the work of libraries in preserving these unique items.

Essinger will be honored at the 2016 joint conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America and the Visual Resources Association (ARLIS/NA + VRA) to be held in Seattle this March.

The H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Award supports research activities by ARLIS/NA individual members in the fields of librarianship, visual resources curatorship, and the arts. The award encourages the professional development of the membership in their capacities as information intermediaries and as subject specialists in the arts.

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