UW-Madison’s Douglas Rosenberg, who edited the 2016 publication, “The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies,” is receiving the prestigious 2018 Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research.
The prize, from the Dance Studies Association, is awarded to the best book in dance published during the previous three calendar years.
“I was lucky to receive a Kellett Mid-Career Award about five or six years ago that allowed me to focus on this book project for two years,” says Rosenberg, a professor who chairs the School of Education’s Art Department. “My goal was to put together a sort of global curated vision of approaches to the field of screendance; one that took into account all the possibilities of how both scholars and practicing artists consider the terrain of screendance through a contemporary lens.”
The selection committee recognizing Rosenberg for his work writes: “ ‘The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies,’ which is skillfully edited by Douglas Rosenberg, features a gracefully comprehensive introduction and 36 impactful chapters from leading scholars who expand our understanding of screen technologies as creative, collaborative tools for dance.”