Morgan Adamson is a scholar-practitioner who teaches at the intersections of film and digital media, critical theory, and cultural studies. Her book, Enduring Images: A Future History of New Left Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), examines how cinema became a form of collective resistance within international New Left social movements during the 1960s and 1970s. It argues that New Left cinema is a site to examine, through the lens of struggle, the reshaping of global capitalism at this pivotal moment. She has also published on the relationship between culture and finance capitalism, particularly in the areas of race, technology, and colonialism. She is currently working on a documentary essay film that addresses the promise and pitfalls of architectural utopianism in Minneapolis during the 1960s and 1970s and a digital humanities project on the use of stadiums in times of crisis. Before joining the Macalester faculty in 2013, she was an ACLS New Faculty Fellow at Duke University. She received her PhD from the department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota.
An integrated look at the political films of the 1960s and ’70s and how the New Left transformed cinema. [amazon]