Black Orpheus Book

Black Orpheus


  • Author : Saadi A. Simawe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-05-03
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135579838

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Black Orpheus Excerpt :

The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature. The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women’s studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.

Black Orpheus  Transition  and Modern Cultural Awakening in Africa Book

Black Orpheus Transition and Modern Cultural Awakening in Africa


  • Author : Peter Benson
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520369764

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Black Orpheus Transition and Modern Cultural Awakening in Africa Excerpt :

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.

Black Orpheus Book

Black Orpheus


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: African literature
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105021585554

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Black Orpheus Excerpt :

A journal of African and Afro-American literature.

Black Orpheus Book

Black Orpheus


  • Author : Saadi A. Simawe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-05-03
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135579821

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Black Orpheus Excerpt :

The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature. The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women’s studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.

Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance Book

Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance


  • Author : Shannon Sullivan
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780791471012

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Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance Excerpt :

"Offering a wide variety of philosophical approaches to the neglected philosophical problem of ignorance, this collection builds on Charles Mills's claim that racism involves an inverted epistemology, an epistemology of ignorance. Contributors explore how different forms of ignorance linked to race are produced and sustained and what role they play in promoting racism and white privilege."--BOOK JACKET.

Africana Book

Africana


  • Author : Anthony Appiah
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 3960
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195170559

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Africana Excerpt :

In this newly expanded edition, more than 4,000 articles cover prominent African and African American individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, businesses, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, countries, and more.

Ancient Women in Modern Media Book

Ancient Women in Modern Media


  • Author : K. S. Burns
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-09-04
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443881210

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Ancient Women in Modern Media Excerpt :

While the role of women in western society has changed since the time of the great classical eras of Greece and Rome, the heroines of ancient myth remain just as potent to modern audiences as they were for their original creators. Regardless of genre or medium, these women of antiquity retain their power to reinforce, challenge, or outright shatter popular beliefs about the attributes, limitations, and social roles of women. This collection of eight essays examines the legacy of the heroines of antiquity in a variety of contexts, from the page to the stage to the screen, in order to understand why Helen of Troy, the Amazons, and their fellow ladies of myth have remained such vital figures today, and how they have evolved to retain and increase their stature. The contributors to this volume adopt an array of perspectives in order to do justice to the rich legacy of mythic women. These authors hail from three different continents and specialize in multiple disciplines, including Classical Studies, English, and Gender Studies. These diverse approaches make this book applicable to scholars with a wide variety of skills and interests, and ensure the topic a multifaceted treatment in the tradition of the humanities.

An Introduction to West Indian Poetry Book

An Introduction to West Indian Poetry


  • Author : Laurence A. Breiner
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-09-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : 0521587123

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An Introduction to West Indian Poetry Excerpt :

This introduction to West Indian poetry is written for readers making their first approach to the poetry of the Caribbean written in English. It offers a comprehensive literary history from the 1920s to the 1980s, with particular attention to the relationship of West Indian poetry to European, African and American literature. Close readings of individual poems give detailed analysis of social and cultural issues at work in the writing. Laurence Breiner's exposition speaks powerfully about the defining forces in Caribbean culture from colonialism to resistance and decolonization.

Classical Myth on Screen Book

Classical Myth on Screen


  • Author : M. Cyrino
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-08
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137486035

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Classical Myth on Screen Excerpt :

An examination of how screen texts embrace, refute, and reinvent the cultural heritage of antiquity, this volume looks at specific story-patterns and archetypes from Greco-Roman culture. The contributors offer a variety of perspectives, highlighting key cultural relay points at which a myth is received and reformulated for a particular audience.

Tropical Multiculturalism Book

Tropical Multiculturalism


  • Author : Robert Stam
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN 10 : 0822320487

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Tropical Multiculturalism Excerpt :

Simultaneously a history of Brazilian cinema from the standpoint of race, a history of Brazil itself through its cinematic representations, a comparative study of racial formation in Brazil and the US and a theorized analysis of racialized representation

Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black Book
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Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black


  • Author : Marcus Sedgwick
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781536207965

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Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black Excerpt :

Harry Black is lost between the world of war and the land of myth in this illustrated novel that transports the tale of Orpheus to World War II–era London. Brothers Marcus and Julian Sedgwick team up to pen this haunting tale of another pair of brothers, caught between life and death in World War II. Harry Black, a conscientious objector, artist, and firefighter battling the blazes of German bombing in London in 1944, wakes in the hospital to news that his soldier brother, Ellis, has been killed. In the delirium of his wounded state, Harry’s mind begins to blur the distinctions between the reality of war-torn London, the fiction of his unpublished sci-fi novel, and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Driven by visions of Ellis still alive and a sense of poetic inevitability, Harry sets off on a search for his brother that will lead him deep into the city’s Underworld. With otherworldly paintings by Alexis Deacon depicting Harry’s surreal descent further into the depths of hell, this eerily beautiful blend of prose, verse, and illustration delves into love, loyalty, and the unbreakable bonds of brotherhood as it builds to a fierce indictment of mechanized warfare.

Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization Book

Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization


  • Author : Charles A. Perrone
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-11
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136612763

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Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization Excerpt :

This collection of articles by leading scholars traces the history of Brazilian pop music through the twentieth-century.

The Peanuts Papers  Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown  Snoopy   the Gang  and the Meaning of Life Book
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The Peanuts Papers Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown Snoopy the Gang and the Meaning of Life


  • Author : Andrew Blauner
  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598536171

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The Peanuts Papers Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown Snoopy the Gang and the Meaning of Life Excerpt :

A one-of-a-kind celebration of America's greatest comic strip--and the life lessons it can teach us--from a stellar array of writers and artists Over the span of fifty years, Charles M. Schulz created a comic strip that is one of the indisputable glories of American popular culture—hilarious, poignant, inimitable. Some twenty years after the last strip appeared, the characters Schulz brought to life in Peanuts continue to resonate with millions of fans, their beguiling four-panel adventures and television escapades offering lessons about happiness, friendship, disappointment, childhood, and life itself. In The Peanuts Papers, thirty-three writers and artists reflect on the deeper truths of Schulz’s deceptively simple comic, its impact on their lives and art and on the broader culture. These enchanting, affecting, and often quite personal essays show just how much Peanuts means to its many admirers—and the ways it invites us to ponder, in the words of Sarah Boxer, “how to survive and still be a decent human being” in an often bewildering world. Featuring essays, memoirs, poems, and two original comic strips, here is the ultimate reader’s companion for every Peanuts fan. Featuring: Jill Bialosky Lisa Birnbach Sarah Boxer Jennifer Finney Boylan Ivan Brunetti Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell Rich Cohen Gerald Early Umberto Eco Jonathan Franzen Ira Glass Adam Gopnik David Hajdu Bruce Handy David Kamp Maxine Hong Kingston Chuck Klosterman Peter D. Kramer Jonathan Lethem Rick Moody Ann Patchett Kevin Powell Joe Queenan Nicole Rudick George Saunders Elissa Schappell Seth Janice Shapiro Mona Simpson Leslie Stein Clifford Thompson David L. Ulin Chris Ware

Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage Book

Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage


  • Author : Melinda Powers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-26
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191083136

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Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage Excerpt :

In its long history of performance and reception, Greek drama has been interpreted and adapted in countless ways and forms in response to and as a reflection of the preoccupations and tensions of particular historical moments. This volume continues this tradition by investigating a cross-section of theatrical productions on the contemporary American stage that have reimagined Greek tragedy in order to address the political and social concerns of minority communities. Studying performance and its role in creating and reflecting social, cultural, and historical identity in contemporary America, it draws on cutting-edge research in the field to move discussion away from the interpretation of dramatic texts in isolation from their performance context, and towards an analysis of the dynamic experience of live theatre. The discussion focuses particularly on the ability of engaged performances to pose critical challenges to the long-standing stereotypes that have contributed to the misrepresentation and marginalization of minority cultures. However, in the process it also uncovers the ways in which such performances can inadvertently reinforce the very stereotypes they aim to execute, demonstrating that ancient drama can be a powerful and dangerous tool in the search for social justice.

Bossa Mundo Book

Bossa Mundo


  • Author : K. E. Goldschmitt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190923525

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Bossa Mundo Excerpt :

Brazilian music has been central to Brazil's national brand in the U.S. and U.K. since the early 1960s. From bossa nova in 1960s jazz and film, through the 1970s fusion and funk scenes, the world music boom of the late 1980s and the bossa nova remix revival at the turn of the millennium, and on to Brazilian musical distribution and branding in the streaming music era, Bossa Mundo: Brazilian Music in Transnational Media Industries focuses on watershed moments of musical breakthrough, exploring what the music may have represented in a particular historical moment alongside its deeper cultural impact. Through a discussion of the political meaning of mass-mediated music, author K. E. Goldschmitt argues for a shift in scholarly focus--from viewing music as simply a representation of Otherness to taking into account the broader media environment where listeners and intermediaries often have conflicting priorities. Goldschmitt demonstrates that the mediation of Brazilian music in an increasingly crowded transnational marketplace has lasting consequences for the creative output celebrated by Brazil. Like other culturally rich countries in Latin America--such as Cuba, Mexico, and Argentina--Brazil has captured the imagination of people in many parts of the world through its music, driving tourism and international financial investment, while increasing the country's prominence on the world stage Nevertheless, stereotypes of Brazilian music persist, especially those that valorize racial difference. Featuring interviews with key figures in the transnational circulation of Brazilian music, and in-depth discussions of well-known Brazilian musicians alongside artists who redefine what it means to be a Brazilian musician in the twenty-first century, Bossa Mundo shows the pernicious effects of branding racial diversity on musicians and audiences alike.