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Andrew J. Smitherman: A pioneer of the African American press, 1909--1961
My subject of inquiry is Andrew J. Smitherman, an accomplished African American lawyer and journalist. I will examine his life and career as a successful newspaper editor and publisher during the early 20 th Century. Many ...
The stories women tell: History, memory and countermemory in twentieth century American literature and film by women
This dissertation focuses on literary and cinematic texts by twentieth century women writers and directors that narrate "lost histories," to use Nancy Peterson's phrase. More specifically, the texts under consideration ...
Architectural grotesque: Impersonal affects and the new queer cinematic
Criticism on queer cinema, with its emphasis on irreverence, pastiche, and gender construction, has lost its political efficacy because the aesthetic criteria and cultural conditions in which it is received are becoming ...
Haunted heritage: History, memory, and violence in the drama of August Wilson and Suzan-Lori Parks
Ghosts, specters, and spirits visit frequently the pages of African American literature. In Haunted Heritage: History, Memory, and Violence in the Drama of August Wilson and Suzan-Lori Parks I examine the question of ...
James Blue, Buffalo and the complex urban documentary
James Blue, Buffalo and the Complex Urban Documentary is a study of the life and achievements of the documentary filmmaker James Blue, particularly during his years in Buffalo, where he taught at the State University of ...
'Racing the screen: Race and hegemony in African American television
Race is represented, constructed, and negotiated on television just as it is in the texts of more traditional literature. In the course of the cultural struggle for access to the expressive spaces that are television shows, ...