My nickname is, in many ways, a stowaway from another life. The simple, happy life that my mom and dad had built in the Rockaways of Queens.
"Brokeback Mountain" excavates the rural mythos for all its possibilities of freedom, while still divulging its oppressive nature.
If disasters harm humanity, what is the purpose of creating more disasters in fiction? A case study of the Japanese science fiction story that has been adapted nine times since its release as a novel in 1973.
Writing and research from Shatima Jones's interdisciplinary seminars, “(De)Tangling the Business of Black Women’s Hair” and “Black Experiences in Literature, Movies, and Television,” published in honor of Black History Month, 2021.
The fourth installment of "A Seat at Our Table," featuring “Breaking the Stigma: Black Mental Health Narratives in Film” by Andrea Maia, “Black Trauma and Resistance in Film: A Characterization of Police Brutality” by Cecilia Innis, “The Magical Negro Trope in Literature and Film” by Sydney Cusic, “Black Women and Liberation in Blaxploitation Films” by Louis Tambue, and “Portrayals of Black Masculinity in ‘Paid in Full’” by Michael Flom.
The genre changed the landscape of Black women in film, but were Blaxploitation's leading women truly liberated?
How do the film's varying portrayals of Black masculinity fuel the idolization of each of the three main characters?
The first installment of "A Seat at Our Table," featuring “The Black Women Boss Ladies of Shondaland” by Cheyenne Porcher “Black Motherhood on Primetime Television” by Courteney Celestin, “Laboring Women: Black and White Beauticians in Film” by Ava Marshall, and “The Liberation of Black Women through Cinema” by Kendra Brown.
A Lacanian analysis of David Cronenberg’s" M. Butterfly" and Nagisa Oshima’s "In the Realm of the Senses."