Dr. Christine M. Danelski teaches composition American literature, and film courses at California State University, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in English from Claremont Graduate University, specializing in nineteenth-century American literature and film studies and an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University.
2016 1-4955-0493-X This study compares The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper with five of its filmed versions. These comparisons demonstrate and comment upon how American ideas about race and gender have been constructed and reconstructed since the nineteenth century. This historical and cultural analysis tracks the colonial and national treatment of Native Americans, the development of the Hollywood studio feature and how colonialism, masculinity and race are depicted and re-enacted in these six texts.