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Invented Lives, Imagined Communities

The Biopic and American National Identity


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How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.

Author Biography

William H. Epstein is Professor of English at the University of Arizona. His previous books include Recognizing Biography and Contesting the Subject: Essays in the Postmodern Theory and Practice of Biographical Criticism. R. Barton Palmer is Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature and Director of Film Studies at Clemson University. His previous books include Shot on Location: Postwar American Cinema and the Exploration of Real Place and (with William Robert Bray) Hollywood's Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America.
Release date Australia
January 2nd, 2017
Edited by R.Barton Palmer Edited by William H. Epstein
Total Illustrations: 8
Country of Publication
United States
State University of New York Press
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