Society of Scholars
The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community of humanists of diverse generations, academic ranks, and departmental affiliations who contribute to and learn from one another’s work. Each year, approximately eight faculty and three dissertation research fellowships support members of the Society of Scholars. Scholars in year-long residence at the University of Washington may be invited to participate as well. The group meets biweekly throughout the year to discuss their research in progress.
2023 - 2024 Society of Scholars
2017 - 2018 Society of Scholars Fellow
Sarah Ross (she/her/hers)
Architecting Sight: Cinema's Poiesis of Image-Signs
This project uses videographic criticism to visually connect the logic of “collage”—which became prevalent in the early 20th century avant-garde movements—to the “high modernist” filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s. In what way does an aesthetic inquiry into these early practices of sign-creation illuminate these later works? Both periods have been associated with the creation of "new modes of seeing." This project seeks to explore the way in which modernist filmmakers utilize images, objects, and editing to constitute a deconstruction of the perceived world and a new architecting of cinematic space and signs.