Global Noir: Shanghaied Sailors in Ford and Welles

Harris Feinsod

Northwestern University

Harris Feinsod is assistant professor of English and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University. He is author of The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures (Oxford, 2017). He is currently at work on a book entitled “Into Steam: The Global Imaginaries of Maritime Modernism, 1890-1945,” from which this talk is drawn. His related essays on maritime cultural history have been published in American Literary History and n+1, and other recent essays appear in American Quarterly, Centro, Iowa Review, and The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics: Fourth Edition (2012), for which he served as assistant editor.


This panel explores Hollywood’s phantasmagoric C19 through the double- consciousness of the late 1930s and1940s, as economic depression opened onto to a climate of international fascism, genocide and world war. How did the... [ view full abstract ]


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P29 » C19 in the Classic Hollywood Imaginary (08:30 - Friday, 23rd March, Fiesta I-II)

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