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Two Department of English faculty members announce recent publications of edited work: one, a multi-volume reference set; the other, a journal special issue.
This expansive three-volume set investigates racial representation in film, providing an authoritative cross-section of the most racially significant films, actors, directors, and movements in American cinematic history.
• Views the films via a historical approach in which every subject is considered both through a contemporary lens and in terms of the time of its production and initial reception
• Provides up-to-date information on recent movies such as Selma (2014), The Fast and The Furious (2001–2015), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Django Unchained (2012), and Lone Survivor (2013)
• Provides readers with the information and background necessary to form informed views about racial representation in film—still an important "hot-button" subject today
• Edited by top scholars in the field, Daniel Bernardi and Michael Green, and contains entries by other important experts, such as Andrew Gordon and Priscilla Ovalle
Green is Principal Lecturer and Director of Online Programs for the Department of English at ASU, where he has taught since 2008. He has published work in a number of journals including Oxford Bibliographies, The Journal of Film and Video, Senses of Cinema, Salon, Pop Matters, The Conversation, and others.
The essays in this volume were selected from the 2016 Symposium of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric: “Rhetoric In situ” held in Atlanta, Georgia. The archaeological term in situ describes an artifact found in its original resting place. Artifacts not in situ are generally considered to lack context and possess less value to the archaeologist. The essays in the issue are organized somewhat thematically, grouped around Dave Tell and Diane Favro’s keynote addresses. Perhaps unsurprisingly, all of the essays are deeply rooted in place—the Mississippi Delta (Tell), Atlanta (Adamczyk), northern Georgia (Eatman), Jordan and Syria (Hayes), Rome (Favro), Athens (Kennerly), and Ancient Cairo, Oxyrhynchus, and Nag Hammadi (Geraths). The scholarship from the 2016 symposium envisions the future of the history of rhetoric as richly embodied and emplaced, intertextual, dynamic in methodology, and importantly, engaged with discourses of power in an effort to recover diverse voices, memories, and experiences.
Lamp is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies Program at ASU. She is the author of A City of Marble: The Rhetoric of Augustan Rome (University of South Carolina Press, 2013).