Sam B. Girgus

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Sam B. Girgus (born c. 1942) is an American film and literature scholar, professor of English at Vanderbilt University.[1] He is well known for his analysis of the works of Woody Allen in his books such as The Films of Woody Allen (2002) and A Companion to Woody Allen (2013) with Peter J. Bailey.[2][3] He believes ultimately that Allen's films undermine the world in which we live.[4] Girgus has also authored a book on Clint Eastwood and books such as The American self: myth, ideology, and popular culture (1981), Hollywood Renaissance: The Cinema of Democracy in the Era (1998), America on Film: Modernism, Documentary, and a Changing America (2002)[2] and many others. Several of his works have addressed the relationship between film and literature and politics and democratic individualism.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Sam Girgus". Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Girgus, Sam B. (18 November 2002). The Films of Woody Allen. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00929-4.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Girgus2002" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ Bailey, Peter J.; Girgus, Sam B. (12 February 2013). A Companion to Woody Allen. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-51486-3. 
  4. ^ Nichols, Mary P. (1 January 2000). Reconstructing Woody: Art, Love, and Life in the Films of Woody Allen. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-8476-8990-3. 
  5. ^ Girgus, Sam B. (1 November 2011). The Law of the Heart: Individualism and the Modern Self in American Literature. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-73969-7. 
  6. ^ Girgus, Sam B. (1990). Desire and the Political Unconscious in American Literature: Eros and Ideology. Macmillan Publishers Limited. ISBN 978-0-333-49907-8. 

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