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Film Professor Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Author: Aaron Smith

Donald Crafton, who holds Notre Dame’s first endowed chair for film studies — has been awarded a 2014 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. From a group of almost 3,000 applicants, the foundation awarded 177 Fellowships this year to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists “on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.” Crafton, the Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre, will use his Guggenheim Fellowship to research and write about a group of Los Angeles artists who influenced the visual style of the Disney animation studio in the 1930s. 

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