Divas on Screen Black Women in American Film

ISBN-10: 0252076192

ISBN-13: 9780252076190

Edition: 2009

Authors: Mia Mask

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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 6/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Mia Mask is Associate Professor of Film at Vassar College, USA, where she teaches courses on African American cinema, documentary film history, celebrity and power, and seminars on special topics. She also teaches feminist film theory, African national cinemas, and genre courses. She is the author of Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film and the editor of Contemporary Black American Cinema. She has written film reviews and covered festivals for IndieWire.com, The Village Voice, Film Quarterly, Time Out New York, and The Poughkeepsie Journal. Her criticism was anthologized in Best American Movie Writing, 1999. Her scholarly essays are published in the African American National Biography, Screen Stars of the 1990s, Film and Literature, and American Cinema of the 1970s. She is on the editorial board of The Black Scholar. Her cultural commentary has been heard on National Public Radio.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Dorothy Dandridge's Erotic Charisma
Pam Grier: A Phallic Idol of Perversity and Sexual Charisma
Goldberg's Variations on Comedic Charisma
Oprah Winfrey: The Cathartic, Charismatic Capitalist
Halle Berry: Charismatic Beauty in a Multicultural Age
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
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