Miriam Joanna Petty

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Research Interests

Petty writes and teaches about race, stardom, performance, reception, adaptation, and genre and is especially interested in the history of African American representation in Hollywood film.

Education/Academic qualification

History, BA, Carleton College

American Studies, PhD, Emory University

Interdisciplinary Studies, MA, Emory University

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nostalgia Social Sciences
dialectics Social Sciences
African Americans Arts & Humanities
Film Studies Arts & Humanities
American Film Arts & Humanities
Caucus Arts & Humanities
Cinema Arts & Humanities
Nostalgia Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2004 2017

“Old Folks at Home”: Tyler Perry and the Dialectics of Nostalgia

Petty, M. J., Oct 3 2017, In : Quarterly Review of Film and Video. 34, 7, p. 587-605 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Epilogue: Playing With the Changes

Petty, M. J., 2016, From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry. University Press of Mississippi, p. 233-237 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

In Focus: African American Caucus

Petty, M. J. (ed.), 2014, In : Cinema Journal. 53, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

African Americans

Introduction: When and Where We Enter

Petty, M. J., 2014, In : Cinema Journal. 53, 4, p. 121-127 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Film Studies
African Americans
American Film