Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Naremore, James mss., 1956-2000, consist of the papers of James Naremore, Emeritus Chancellors' Professor of Communication and Culture, English, and Comparative Literature at Indiana University.

Naremore has lectured widely in the United States and Europe and has taught as a visitor at the University of Hamburg, the University of Chicago, and the Art Institute of Chicago; in 2013 he was a Guest Professor at UCLA. His books have been translated into eight languages, and his honors and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Gallery of Art Fellowship, and the Tracy M. Sonneborn Award for Teaching and Research at Indiana University. He received an International Kraszna-Krausz Moving-Image Book Award and a Society for Cinema and Media Studies commendation for More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts (California, 1998, rev. ed. 2008). His other books include The World without a Self: Virginia Woolf and the Novel (Yale, 1974), Filmguide to Psycho (Indiana, 1973), The Magic World of Orson Welles (Oxford, 1978, rev.ed. 1988), Acting in the Cinema (California, 1988), The Films of Vincente Minnelli (Cambridge, 1993), On Kubrick (British Film Institute, 2007), and Sweet Smell of Success (British Film Institute, 2010). He is currently a Writer-at-Large for Film Quarterly and the series editor of Contemporary Film Directors for University of Illinois Press.

The collection includes a 1990 letter from Charlton Heston to James Naremore, two early scripts for Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory, the final shooting script for Full Metal Jacket, a copy of the unproduced screenplay for Kubrick's Napoleon, a two-volume French language dissertation on the oeuvre of Orson Welles, and a VHS recording of the American Film Institute (AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award given to Orson Welles in 1975.

An inventory is available.

Acquired: 2011

Collection size: 6 items

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