9781137282453

Presenting Oprah Winfrey, Her Films, and African American Literature

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    9781137282453

  • ISBN10:

    1137282452

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-01-08
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Oprah Winfrey has long promoted black issues by being involved as a producer or actor in the adaptation of works by African American writers for film. These include The Color Purple, Native Son, The Women of Brewster Place, Beloved, The Wedding, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and Precious. This volume evaluates Winfrey's involvement in the visual interpretation of African American literary texts. The contributors use film, music, black masculinity, black feminist, and cultural studies to examine the role she has played as actress, and in some cases, producer, of films that interpret works published by African American writers between 1937 and 1996.

Author Biography

Tara T. Green is Associate Professor of African American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches theory and gender studies courses. She is the author of A Fatherless Child: Autobiographical Perspectives of African American Men, which won the National Council for Black Studies Award in 2011 for Outstanding Publication. A graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans, she is currently completing a manuscript on New Orleans writer and activist Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Green is also the Vice-President of the Langston Hughes Society.

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