Ann Marie Stock, Professor of Hispanic Studies & Film and Media Studies (PhD University of Minnesota), is a specialist in cultural studies and new media. In her scholarship Dr. Stock analyzes the impact of globalization on local representation, the intersection of visual culture and sociopolitical transformation, and the role of film and media in identity formation. Grants from Mellon, MacArthur, NEH, Fulbright and Rockefeller have supported her research in Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico and elsewhere. She is the author of On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition (UNC Press, 2009) and editor of World Film Locations: Havana (Intellect, 2014) and Framing Latin American Cinema: Contemporary Critical Perspectives. (Univ. of MN Press, 1997). With expertise in Cuban cinema, developed during some 50 research and consulting trips to the Island, Dr. Stock has founded and directs Cuban Cinema Classics, an initiative that makes available subtitled Cuban documentaries in the U.S. She contributes her expertise as programmer and juror with film events including Sundance, International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Cuba), Kerala International Film Festival (India) and Cinergia (Costa Rica). During 2005-06 she was a Scholar in Residence at the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research and a Researcher at the Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC) in Havana. At the College of William and Mary she has served as Reves Faculty Fellow in International Student-Faculty Research and faculty director of the College's New Media Summer Institute in Washington D.C. Her efforts have been recognized with numerous honors including, most recently, the Plumeri Outstanding Faculty Award at William and Mary.
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On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition (2009). Ann Marie Stock.
On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition... "The 1990s were a time of dramatic transformation for Cuba. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the island nation plummeted into an era of scarcity and uncertainty known as the Special Period, a time from which it emerged only slowly in the new century. On Location in Cuba views these pivotal decades through the lens of cinema. Ann Marie Stock conducted hundreds of interviews and conversations in Cuba to examine individual artists' lives and creative output--including film, video, and audiovisual art. She explores the impact of the Cold War's end, the economic crisis that ensued, and the decentralization of the state's political, economic and cultural apparatus."
"The study is crafted with the nuance of an insider (the result of some 50 research trips to Cuba over a 20-year period), the perspective of an outsider, attuned to contemporary debates about globalization and transnational cinemas, and the commitment of a cultural bridge-builder, looking to increase dialogue and exchange between the U.S. and Cuba...Stock's book is a lively and indispensable guide to this transitional moment in Cuban culture and society." --John King, The Americas
"This is an important work that contributes to broader questions about the response of the Cuban people to this pivotal moment in their island's history...The author addresses the theoretical questions that relate to cinema and identity, and finds intriguing answers in the cultural production of the Cubans themselves." --The Latin American Review of Books
"Covering the important recent cultural debates and the opening up of Cuban screens to new work, On Location in Cuba makes a significant contribution." --Michael Chanan
|Framing Latin American Cinema: Contemporary Critical Perspectives (1997). Ann Marie Stock, editor
"Arguing for a 'postnational critical praxis,' Stock has gathered twelve essays on audiovisual culture in Latin America which, taken together, examine the geopolitical assumptions often underlying audiovisual criticism and the politics of production and reception across cinema's first century." --Kathleen Newman review