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Divorce is a perennial topic in American cinema, from the silent era to The Divorcee (1930), and from Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) to Marriage Story (2019). I’ll be looking at the ways divorce is treated in film, with a focus on individual movies and (when applicable) their literary sources, in order to get a better understanding of both landmark films and broader trends over time.

I’m a literature professor in the Jewish Studies department of Portland State University. Yes, I am divorced.

My other website is devoted to the rather different topic of Jews and fantasy literature.

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Divorce in American Film


Michael Weingrad