Tara T. Green



Tara T. Green graduated from Dillard University and Louisiana State University. She is professor and director of African-American studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In addition to publishing numerous articles and two edited books, she authored A Fatherless Child: Autobiographical Perspectives of African American Men, winner of the 2011 National Council for Black Studies Outstanding Scholarship Award. She is completing a manuscript on New Orleans writer Alice Dunbar-Nelson.


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Presenting Oprah Winfrey, Her Films, and African American Literature (Editor)

Pop culture icon and media mogul Oprah Winfrey has produced or starred in 10 films and telefilms. In this collection, the contributors use film, music, masculinity, black feminism and cultural studies to examine the role Winfrey has played as an actress, and in some cases, producer of films that interpret works published by African-American writers between 1937 and 1996. Their essays critically examine representations of African-Americans and sexuality, blues, class, inter- and intra-racial prejudices and their intersection with Winfrey’s influence as interpreter and mediator of African-American literature and culture to diverse audiences.


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