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Published: 12 November 2001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8098-6
Published: 12 November 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380986-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8098-6
Published: 12 November 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380986-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8098-6
Published: 10 November 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372455-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7245-5
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372875-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7287-5
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373438-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7343-8
... In this chapter I look at Bess McNeill, the central character in Lars von Trier’s film Breaking the Waves , arguing that she demonstrates a way to resist interpellation. Because Bess speaks not just as herself but as God, she reveals a way to take advantage of the multiplicity and anarchism of...
Published: 03 February 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7343-8
... violence against black and brown bodies in the contemporary United States. In this chapter I look at Bess McNeill, the central character in Lars von Trier’s film Breaking the Waves , arguing that she demonstrates a way to resist interpellation. Because Bess speaks not just as herself but as God...
Published: 24 July 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384106-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8410-6
... intervals for the next thirty years, Hollywood studios made eight such black-cast musicals: Hearts in Dixie (1929), Hallelujah (1929), The Green Pastures (1936), CabinintheSky(1943), Stormy Weather (1943), Carmen Jones (1954), St. Louis Blues (1958), and Porgy and Bess (1959). Not until the brief cycle...
Published: 27 December 2006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8844-9
... and the papers that emerged from it (some of which have been or are being published elsewhere) all benefited from intense engagement among presenters, commentators, and par- ticipants. In particular, we would like to thank Susan Besse, Katherine Bliss, Sarah Buck, Elizabeth Dore, Rob Bu≈ngton...
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By Arthur Knight
Published: 24 July 2002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8410-6
... semiregular intervals for the next thirty years, Hollywood studios made eight such black-cast musicals: Hearts in Dixie (1929), Hallelujah (1929), The Green Pastures (1936), CabinintheSky(1943), Stormy Weather (1943), Carmen Jones (1954), St. Louis Blues (1958), and Porgy and Bess (1959). Not until the...
Published: 04 December 2001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8326-0
... volume originally served as the keynote address for the Yale conference in her honor. In addition to the colleagues whose work appears in this volume, we are also extremely grateful to Marjorie Becker, Susan Besse, Nelson Boeira, José Celso de Castro Alves, John French, Seth...
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By Arthur Knight
Published: 24 July 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384106-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8410-6
.... Porgy and Bess (in which his singing was dubbed) was not the only role in which Poitier sang. He also sang at the beginning and the end- ing of The Defiant Ones (1959), made almost simultaneously with Porgy and Bess and a film Poitier much preferred for its seriousness. For the...
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By Arthur Knight
Published: 24 July 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384106-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8410-6
....: University of North Carolina Press, 1991. Allen, Robert C., and Douglas Gomery. Film History: Theory and Practice. New York: Knopf, 1985. ‘‘All Race Movie Opens on Sunday Chicago Defender, 29 October 1938, 10. Alpert, Hollis. The Life and Times of Porgy and Bess. New York: Knopf, 1990. Altman, Rick...
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By Kathryn Burns
Published: 01 January 1999
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9619-2
... consejo: Nuns chosen for their probity and experience to advise the ab• bess or prioress on a convent's important business decisions. mayordomo: Steward or administrator. Nuns often used the term to refer to the individuals whom they hired to administer particular properties, as well...
... Morning, Doug Ready, Bess Rothenberg, Ari Sammartino, Janelle Scott, Jeff Shook, Mitchell Stevens, Lisa Stulberg, Jon Zimmerman, and the members of workshops and writing groups at New York University and the University of Maryland. For research assistance in Berlin, I thank Hendrike Bake...
Published: 27 December 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388449-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8844-9
... femininity or challenging their sub- ordinate employment status visvis men. As Susan K. Besse found in Brazil, ‘‘schools attempted to give girls a ‘practical’ education aimed at training them first and foremost for domestic and family life and second for earning a living...
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By Kate A. Baldwin
Published: 26 September 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383833-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8383-3
..., 37–41, 46–47, 271 nn.31, 32; racism in 187, 196–97, 199; McKay in the, 50; and Trial by Lynching, 60–64, 70, 103; Rus- Porgy and Bess Russian tour, 202–3; sian peasants and, 278 n.83; women Robeson in the, 5, 205–6, 232–36, 249– and, 62–63, 68, 70, 270 n.24 50, 302 n.12, 313 n.95; United...
Published: 06 April 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394693-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9469-3
... experience with r & b, though they were well acquainted with under- ground and independent hip- hop. The then general manager, Isaac Bess, explained that while the Poets were the first nonrap act on the label, they made the decision to pitch Discern/Define along many of the same avenues that had...
... to an especially active and supportive cohort of Latin Americanist, especially Brazilianist, historians in the United States. Susan K. Besse, Elizabeth Kuznesof, and Donna Guy included me in their projects and gave crucial advice and encouragement early on. Jeremy Adelman, Bert Barickman...
Published: 01 January 2013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7733-7
..., Katie Barry, Bess van Asselt, Angeline Shea, Ashley Zamora, Eric Roth, Sarah Phillips, Ashley DeGroot, Christa Kivarkis, Stephanie Murphy, and Liz Verklan. All these students and many others have sustained me, pushed me to learn new things and become more articulate, and reminded me why...