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Charles M. Affron

Professor Emeritus of French

Ph.D., Yale; B.A., Brandeis.

Office Address: 

19 University Place, 6th Fl New York, New York (US) 10003

Areas of Research/Interest: 

U.S. and European cinema; French romanticism; narrative and readership; cinema and stylistics; studio system; cultural history.


Fulbright; National Endowment for the Humanities; French Government, American Council of Learned Societies.

Best Years: Going to the Movies, 1945-1946, New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, 2009 (with Mirella Jona Affron)

Lillian Gish: Her Legend, Her Life (Scribner 2001)

Sets in Motion: Art Direction and Film Narrative, with Mirella Jona Affron (Rutgers University Press, 1995)

Fellini's "8 1/2" (Rutgers University Press, 1987)

Divine Garbo (Ramsay, 1985)

Cinema and Sentiment (University of Chicago Press, 1982)

Star Acting: Gish, Garbo, Davis (E. P. Dutton, 1977)

A Stage for Poets: Studies in the Theater of Hugo and Musset (Princeton University Press, 1971)

Patterns of Failure in "La Comédie humaine" (Yale University Press, 1966).

Updated on 10/12/2010