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Fall 2015

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Office Hours: Tuesday 10am to 3pm or by appointment

Lary L May

Department Affiliations


Specialties

  • film and popular culture
  • popular culture
  • post-WWII American history
  • Twentieth Century political and cultural history

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles, 1978.
  • B.A.: George Washington University, 1967.

Publications

  • The Big Tommorow: Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way. May, Lary, University of Chicago Press, 2000.
  • Screening Out the Past: THe Birth of Mass Culture and the Motion Picture Industry. May, Lary, University of Chicago Press, 1983.
  • Recasting America: Culture and Politics in the Age of Cold War. May, Lary, University of Chicago Press, 1990.

Research Activities

  • Bringing It All Back Home: Global Hollywood and America's Cultural Wars: book in progress

Awards

  • Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, 2001 - 2002

Courses Taught

  • AmSt 8249 - Popular Culture and the Postwar Politics of Globalization: Research Strategies
  • AmSt 8250 - Popular Culture and the Postwar Politics of Globalization: Topical Development
  • Hist 8910 - Topics in U.S. History
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