Charles Musser

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Prof Am Std, Film Std & Theater and Performance Studies, Dir Yale Summer Film Inst
53 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-8916

Charles Musser teaches courses on the interactions between live performance and film, primarily in the United States. His essay “To Redream the Dreams of White Playwrights: Resistance and Reappropriation in Oscar Micheaux’s Body and Soul” was awarded the Katherine Kovacs Prize for Outstanding Scholarship (essay) published in 1999-2000. An expanded version appears in Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines and Charles Musser eds., Oscar Micheaux and His Circle: African-American Filmmaking and Race Cinema of the Silent Era (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001), 97-131. Charlie is currently completing work on a book entitled Film and the Transformation of Theatrical Culture, 1890-1925.