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Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era

Author: Pearl Bowser; Jane Gaines; Charles Musser
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the silent race films of Oscar Micheaux and his contemporaries.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Named Person: Oscar Micheaux
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pearl Bowser; Jane Gaines; Charles Musser
ISBN: 0253339944 9780253339942 025321484X 9780253214843
OCLC Number: 463883585
Notes: Chiefly papers presented at a conference held Jan. 1995, Yale University
Description: xxx, 353 p. : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Contributors include Jayna Brown, Pearl Bowser, Corey K. Creekmur, Jane Gaines, Gloria J. Gibson, J. Ronald Green, Arthur Jafa, Phyllis R. Klotman, Charles Musser, Charlene Regester, Louise Spence, Clyde R. Taylor, Sr. Francesca Thompson, and Michele Wallace. Contents Introduction: "Oscar Micheaux and Race Movies of the Silent Period," by Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines and Charles Musser I. Overviews Clyde R. Taylor, "Black Silence and the Politics of Representation"; A.J. Jafa, "The Notion of Treatment: Black Aesthetics and Film," based on an interview with Peter Hessli and additional contributions from Pearl Bowser; Sr. Francesca Thompson, "From Shadows N' Shufflin' to Spotlights and Cinema: The Lafayette Players, 1915-1932"; Charlene Regester, "The African-American Press and Race Movies, 1909-1929" II. Oscar Micheaux Michele Wallace, "Oscar Micheaux's Within Our Gates and the Evolution of Black Stereotypes in American Cinema"; Jane Gaines, "Within Our Gates: From Race Melodrama to Opportunity Narrative"; Pearl Bowser and Louise Spence, "Oscar Micheaux's The Symbol of the Unconquered: Text and Context"; Charles Musser: "To Redream the Dreams of White Playwrights: Reappropriation and Resistance in Oscar Micheaux's Body and Soul"; Jayna Brown, "Black Patriarch on the Prairie: National Identity and Black Manhood in the Early Novels of Oscar Micheaux"; Corey Creekmur, "Telling White Lies: Oscar Micheaux and Charles W. Chesnutt" III. Micheaux's Contemporaries Phyllis Klotman, "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: The Flying Ace, The Norman Company and the Micheaux Connection"; The Colored Players Film Corporation a) Charles Musser, "An Alternative to Micheaux" b) Pearl Bowser, "Lost then Found: The Wedding Scene from The Scar of Shame (1929)"; Pearl Bowser and Charles Musser, "Richard D. Maurice and the Maurice Film Company"; Gloria J. Gibson, "Cinematic Foremothers: Zora Neale Hurston and Eloyce King Patrick Gist"
Responsibility: Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines, and Charles Musser, editors and curators

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"An extremely valuable contribution to the history of African American art." Toni Morrison

 
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