Faculty Publications

Publication Date

Winter 2012


Reprinted with permission of Literature/Film Quarterly @ Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD 21801.


The article presents an analysis of the film adaptation of "Imitation of Life," a 1933 novel by Fannie Hurst. It states that the repetition of the story across the first half of the twentieth century shows its resonance for U.S. audiences. It mentions that the woman question and the race question are brought together in the passing story in both the 1934 and 1959 film versions of the novel.


American Film Studies | American Literature | American Popular Culture | American Studies | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Women's Studies