Miller Contributes to PAMLA Panel on Cinematic Literary Adaptations

Gregory Miller

Gregory Miller, Ph.D., who teaches in the Departments of English and Communications, organized a panel on American Poverty in Literature and Film for the American Literature Association Conference in May 2010 in San Francisco. Miller’s contribution to the panel, “West End Blues: Charles Burnett, Spike Lee and the Paradoxes of Liberal Cinema,” traced a history of Hollywood’s engagement (and lack of engagement) with poverty, from copious attention to poverty in the early silent era to Cold War-era censorship of social criticism. His talk also considered shifting representations of poverty in genre films.

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