Ricardo Guthrie, assistant professor of ethnic studies at Northern Arizona University, examines political narratives of the black press and writes about cinema as cultural political artifacts. Recent publications include an essay, Hollywood's Africa after 1994, on minstrelsy and racial myths in The Last King of Scotland and an article on art and community building in desegregated neighborhoods, The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts: 2013.
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Presenting Oprah Winfrey, Her Films, and African American Literature (Contributor)
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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