R. Barton Palmer

R. Barton Palmer is Calhoun Lemon Professor Emeritus at Clemson University, where he was the founding director of the World Cinema program. He is the author or editor of more than sixty books, as well as more than one hundred journal articles and book chapters, on various aspects of literary and film studies. A special interest has been the film adaptation of the works of Tennessee Williams and other playwrights of the postwar era. With Robert Bray, he wrote Hollywood’s Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America (U of Texas P). Also with Bray, he edited Modern American Drama on Screen and its companion volume Modern British Drama on Screen (Cambridge UP). His work on film includes studies of the Coen brothers, Stephen Soderbergh, Michael Mann, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, John Frankenheimer, George Cukor, and Michael Curtiz. He is the editor of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review and the South Atlantic Review, as well as a book series editor for six academic presses.  His most recent book is The Other Hollywood Renaissance (Edinburgh UP).