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Faculty Bio

Palmer, R Barton

Palmer, R Barton

Professor of Literature; film, screenwriting and British literature

Office: 707 Strode

Research Interests
Adaptation, Authorship, and Classic Hollywood

Ph.D. Cinema Studies, New York University; Ph.D. Medieval Studies, Yale University; M.A. Cinema Studies, New York University; M.Phil. Medieval Studies, Yale University; B.A. History/English, Dartmouth College

Focus: Medieval Literature, Film Studies, British and American Literature

Research Interests:
Late Medieval English/French literary relations, Hollywood film, film genres

R. Barton Palmer has been a college professor and administrator for forty-five years, twenty-three of which were spent at Clemson, where he was the Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature, Chairof the English department, and director of the World Cinema program. Palmer holds Ph.D.’s from both Yale and New York University, and he is the author or editor of more than fifty academic books, and serves as the editor in chief of both THE SOUTH ATLANTIC REVIEW and THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS ANNUAL REVIEW.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

ed., Larger Than Life: Movie Stars of the 1950s (Rutgers, 2010)

Larger Than Life: Movie Stars of the 1950's.  Rutgers University Press.

ed (with Steven Sanders) The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh (Kentucky, 2009)

Hollywood's Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America (Texas, 2009)

To Kill a Mockingbird: From Page to Screen (Methuen, 2008)

Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen (Cambridge, 2007)

Nineteenth-Century American Fiction on Screen (Cambridge, 2007)

After Hitchcock: Influence, Imitation, Intertextuality (Texas, 2007)

Medieval Epic and Romance (College, 2007)

Medieval Religious and Secural Legends (College, 2007)

An Anthology of Medieval Love Debate Poetry (Florida, 2006)

Traditions in World Cinema (Edinburgh, 2006)