ReFocus: The Films of Preston Sturges
From The Great McGinty (1940) to The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949), among many other titles, few filmmakers created as unique a body of work in the United States as Preston Sturges (1898-1959), but few directors have been as critically overlooked in existing scholarly literature.
We are currently soliciting abstracts of approximately 100 words for essays to be included in a book-length anthology on Sturges to appear in 2015. Essays may focus on individual films, screenplays, or on themes and topics that pervade his films. These essays may also focus on Sturges's work in other media, such as theater and television.