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The “D” Is Silent, but Human Rights Are Not: Django Unchained as Human Rights Discourse

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Life, liberty, and the pursuit of vengeanceWe hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit...

Hollywood’s ‘Passing’ Narratives

Zélie Asava

Zélie Asava is an Assistant Film Classifier at the Irish Film Classification Office and lectures on Film Studies at University College Dublin. Her monograph The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities on Irish Film and Television (2013) examines racial representations in Irish screen culture from the 1990s to the present day. She is the co-author of ‘Race and Cinema’ in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies (2013), and has published many essays on race, gender and sexuality in American, Irish, French and Francophone African cinemas in a wide range of journals and edited collections, including: Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales (2014); World Cinema Directory: Africa (2014); Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013); Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (2013); France’s Colonial Legacies: Memory, Identity and Narrative (2013); World Cinema Directory: France (2013); Contemporary Irish Film: New Perspectives on a National Cinema (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mixed Race Cinemas : Multiracial Dynamics in America and France

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In ‘passing’ narratives, characters designated ‘black’ according to the hypodescent or ‘one drop rule’ ‘pass’ for white. The ‘passing’ female in American film dates from 1911 and was often used as an anti-miscegenation tool to link...

A Brief History of the USDA Motion Picture Service to 1943

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documenting Racism : African Americans in U.S. Department of Agriculture Documentaries, 1921–42

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...An understanding of the history of the USDA’s Motion Picture Service (MPS) is helpful in placing the USDA films that focused on African Americans in the broader context of the USDA’s motion picture program.In this book I use the Motion...

Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled

Alessandra Raengo

Alessandra Raengo teaches in the Moving Image Studies doctoral program at Georgia State University, USA. Her research focuses on blackness in the visual and aesthetic fields. She is the author of On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value, and coordinator of liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Bamboozled is a satire of the desire for blackness in American mass media. It centers on a television writer, Pierre Delacroix, who is so dissatisfied with his inability to bring to production successful shows with “positive content” about...

Transnational Families in Drôle de Félix

Zélie Asava

Zélie Asava is an Assistant Film Classifier at the Irish Film Classification Office and lectures on Film Studies at University College Dublin. Her monograph The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities on Irish Film and Television (2013) examines racial representations in Irish screen culture from the 1990s to the present day. She is the co-author of ‘Race and Cinema’ in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies (2013), and has published many essays on race, gender and sexuality in American, Irish, French and Francophone African cinemas in a wide range of journals and edited collections, including: Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales (2014); World Cinema Directory: Africa (2014); Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013); Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (2013); France’s Colonial Legacies: Memory, Identity and Narrative (2013); World Cinema Directory: France (2013); Contemporary Irish Film: New Perspectives on a National Cinema (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mixed Race Cinemas : Multiracial Dynamics in America and France

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...A search for identity on the road* An anti-essentialist approach to sex, family and love is applied to mixed masculinity in melodramatic road movie Drôle de Félix (The Adventures of Felix) (Ducastel and Martineau, 1999). The second...

“Crowdsourcing” “The Bad-Ass Slave”: A Critique of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The philosophy of Franz Fanon articulated in his books The Wretched of the Earth (1963), the bible of the Black Revolution, and Black Skin, White Masks (1967) reached its apogee during the turbulent decade of the 1960s. Fanon theorized...

Henry Browne, Farmer

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documenting Racism : African Americans in U.S. Department of Agriculture Documentaries, 1921–42

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...The 1942 USDA film Henry Browne, Farmer lasts approximately ten minutes and focuses on Henry Browne and his family, African American farmers living in rural east-central Alabama during World War II.The film opens with a title explaining...

The Mixed Question

Zélie Asava

Zélie Asava is an Assistant Film Classifier at the Irish Film Classification Office and lectures on Film Studies at University College Dublin. Her monograph The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities on Irish Film and Television (2013) examines racial representations in Irish screen culture from the 1990s to the present day. She is the co-author of ‘Race and Cinema’ in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies (2013), and has published many essays on race, gender and sexuality in American, Irish, French and Francophone African cinemas in a wide range of journals and edited collections, including: Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales (2014); World Cinema Directory: Africa (2014); Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013); Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (2013); France’s Colonial Legacies: Memory, Identity and Narrative (2013); World Cinema Directory: France (2013); Contemporary Irish Film: New Perspectives on a National Cinema (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mixed Race Cinemas : Multiracial Dynamics in America and France

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Language, representation and casting Aisha D. Bastiaans discusses representation as a process which operates ‘in the absence or displaced presence, of racial and gendered subjects’ (2008: 232). Cinematic racialization is achieved through...

Dr. “King” Schultz as Ideologue and Emblem: The German Enlightenment and the Legacy of the 1848 Revolutions in Django Unchained

Robert von Dassanowsky

Robert von Dassanowsky is Professor of German and Film, and Carnegie/CASE Professor of the Year (Colorado) at U Colorado, Colorado Springs. Publications include Austrian Cinema: A History; Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (ed); New Austrian Film (ed. w/ Oliver Speck) and Hofmannsthal’s “Der Schwierige” (ed. w/Martin Liebscher). He is also an independent film producer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Austrian actor Christoph Waltz embodied a negative take on Austria’s troubled postimperial identity and relationship with Nazism as the identity shifting SS officer Hans Landa in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009). The director creates...

USDA Motion Picture Representations of African Americans

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documenting Racism : African Americans in U.S. Department of Agriculture Documentaries, 1921–42

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...In this book I analyzed four USDA motion pictures that deal explicitly with African Americans: Helping Negroes to Become Better Farmers and Homemakers (1921), The Negro Farmer (1938), Three Counties against Syphilis (1938), and Henry...