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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...
...Since the inception of the genre, alien-encounter narratives have been a staple of science fiction narratives where aliens have been the literal representation of the other—the immigrant or the imperial invader, for instance. In Eleanor...

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...

Three Counties against Syphilis

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

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...The USDA produced a second film in 1938, titled Three Counties against Syphilis, which, like Helping Negroes to Become Better Farmers and Homemakers and The Negro Farmer, focused primarily on the southern rural African American population....

Alienation, Hybridity, and Liminality in Ray Bradbury and Archie Weller

Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In his poetic short story “Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed,” Ray Bradbury metaphorically discusses the issue of alienation and assimilation as experienced by a group of “migrants” to another planet. This essay contrasts this science fiction...

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Film: What Does It Mean to Be a Black Film in Twenty-First Century America?

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...I. —Henry Louis Gates, Jr, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man (1997) We can agree that the notion of a unitary black man is as imaginary (and as real) as Wallace Stevens’s blackbirds are; and yet to be a black man...

How to perform a critical race analysis

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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...The purpose of this book has been to conceptualize how concerns addressed within Critical Race Theory can provide tools of formal analysis to be employed in film studies. The book’s narrative has drawn from three bodies of scholarship...

Helping Negroes to Become Better Farmers and Homemakers

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 US Department of Agriculture produced its first movie focusing on African Americans in 1921. Helping Negroes to Become Better Farmers and Homemakers relates the efforts of county extension agents in eastern Alabama to teach African...

Guess Who’s Coming to Get Her: Stereotypes, Mythification, and White Redemption

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In recent memory, few films have polarized audiences like Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012). While the film received an abundance of mostly positive reviews from critics, Django aroused a sizable group of objectors to voice...

Value and Violence in Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Django Unchained tells the story of Dr. “King” Schultz (Christoph Waltz), who liberates a slave, Django (Jamie Foxx), from the Speck Brothers (James Remar and James Russo) so that he can then use Django’s familiarity with the Brittle...