Skip to main content

Research Repository

See what's under the surface


The New Left wasn't so new (2013)
Journal Article
Phelps, C. (2013). The New Left wasn't so new. Dissent, 60(4), doi:10.1353/dss.2013.0082

Examination of relationship of Old Left to New Left in U.S. political history and validity of Old Left and New Left as concepts.

Remembering slavery on screen: Paul Robeson in The Song of Freedom (1936) (2013)
Journal Article
Durkin, H. (2013). Remembering slavery on screen: Paul Robeson in The Song of Freedom (1936). Slavery and Abolition, 34(2), doi:10.1080/0144039X.2013.791176

This article examines cinematic remembrances of the Atlantic slave trade through the lens of Paul Robeson-starring British film The Song of Freedom (1936). An exceptional visualization of the horrors of the Middle Passage in transatlantic interwar ci... Read More

Am I still not a man and a brother?: protest memory in contemporary antislavery visual culture (2013)
Journal Article
Trodd, Z. (2013). Am I still not a man and a brother?: protest memory in contemporary antislavery visual culture. Slavery and Abolition, 34(2), doi:10.1080/0144039X.2013.791172

This article examines the visual culture of the twenty-first century antislavery movement, arguing that it adapts four main icons of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century abolitionism for its contemporary campaigns against global slavery and human tra... Read More

Cinematic “pas de deux”: the dialogue between Maya Deren's experimental filmmaking and Talley Beatty's black ballet dancer in A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945) (2013)
Journal Article
Durkin, H. (2013). Cinematic “pas de deux”: the dialogue between Maya Deren's experimental filmmaking and Talley Beatty's black ballet dancer in A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945). Journal of American Studies, 47(2), (385-403). doi:10.1017/S0021875813000121. ISSN 0021-8758

A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945) is a collaborative enterprise between avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren and African American ballet dancer Talley Beatty. Study is significant in experimental film history – it was one of three films by Deren... Read More

Art across frontiers : cross-cultural encounters in America : introduction (2013)
Journal Article
Lewthwaite, S. (in press). Art across frontiers : cross-cultural encounters in America : introduction. Journal of American Studies, 47(2), doi:10.1017/S0021875813000108

This short introduction provides a brief overview of the collection, by addressing the main historiographical and theoretical concerns that unite the individual contributions and by placing the essays in comparative, inter-American and interdisciplin... Read More