2020 Program Sessions

753. Finding Work for the Devil: James Baldwin on Film

1:45 PM–3:00 PM Jan 12, 2020 (US - Pacific)

Sheraton - Willow A

Session Information

Description: This roundtable, hosted by the James Baldwin Review, addresses James Baldwin and film, broadly conceived. In the wake of several recent additions to Baldwin’s cinematic presence, panelists discuss adaptations of Baldwin’s writings, Baldwin’s involvement in screenplays and films, Baldwin’s views on film, and depictions of Baldwin’s life and legacies in cinema.


Rich Blint, New School

Robert A. Jackson, U of Tulsa

Justin A. Joyce, Emory U

D. Quentin Miller, Suffolk U

Karen Thorsen, DKD Media

Mikko Tuhkanen, Texas A&M U, College Station