|Upending Arthur Miller: A Clarion Call to Our Cultural Emergency
On September 21, PCIM and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival hosted a launch for Claire Gleitman’s new book, “Anxious Masculinity in the Drama of Arthur Miller and Beyond: Salesmen, Sluggers, and Big Daddies.”
Chris Holmes, associate professor and chair of the Department of Literatures in English, gave an analytical introduction to Gleitman’s book at the start of the evening, highlighting the urgency with which she relates the past century’s drama to still-emerging issues.
Holmes said, “Claire asked the most poignant question in the book: Are we able to learn from the ugliness, vulgarity, and violence of our national history? Or will we remain unwilling to see the world from another’s eyes to understand that not all dances are danced for our enjoyment?”
Read Holmes’ full introduction to the book here.
Watch the launch of Gleitman’s “Anxious Masculinity”