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Returning the Gaze A Genealogy of Black Film Criticism, 1909-1949

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ISBN-10: 0822326140

ISBN-13: 9780822326144

Edition: 2001

Authors: Anna Everett

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Revises American film history by recuperating the extensive and all-but-forgotten participation of black film critics during the early 20th century. This work excavates early critical writing on the cinema by black cultural critics, academics, journalists, poets, writers, and film fans.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 4/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Introduction: Returning the Gaze
The Souls of Black Folk in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Black Newspaper Criticism and the Early Cinema, 1909-1916
The Birth of a Nation and Interventionist Criticism: Resisting Race as Spectacle
Cinephilia in the Black Renaissance: New Negro Film Criticism, 1916-1930
Black Modernist Dialectics and the New Deal: Accomodationist and Radical Film Criticism, 1930-1940
The Recalcitrant Gaze Critiquing Hollywood in the 1940s
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