Welcome back: CMCI Senior Lecturer and cultural historian Dr Harvey G. Cohen is back at the department this autumn after two years away on a Leverhulme Trust research grant and sick leave. In the meantime, several of his previous research projects have been published:
“Hollywood’s New Deal in Song and Dance: Footlight Parade and the Great Depression,” a chapter in Hollywood and the Great Depression: American Film, Politics and Society in the 1930s (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). “Chaplin’s America, the Essanay and Mutual Years: The Making of an Artist in the Progressive Era, 1915-1917,” in Quarterly Review of Film and Video (July 2016). “The Struggle to Fashion the NRA Code: The Triumph of Studio Power in 1933 Hollywood,” in Journal of American Studies (December 2015). “Recent Music History Scholarship: Pleasures and Drawbacks” in Journal of American Studies (May 2015).
Also, coming out in December 2017, is Cohen’s new book Who’s In The Money? The Great Depression Musicals and Hollywood’s New Deal (see our photo for the cover) which outlines the history of the Warner Brothers musicals during 1933 and their political, historical and cultural connections -on and offscreen- with the newly-elected U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal. For more information, go to: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-who-039-s-in-the-money.html
Harvey Cohen is currently working on his working on his third book, which examines American music, business, gender and Christianity in the mid-20th century.