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Synopsis: Beatriz Terrazas

Description: This article is a short biography of photojournalist, writer and video producer Beatriz Terrazas, based on an oral history discussing her education and career.
Date: October 19, 2014
Creator: Blanco, Fabianna; Boyett, Pennie; Schrader, Adam & Siegle, Jaimie
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Beatriz Terrazas, October 19, 2014

Description: Interview with Beatriz Terrazas, photojournalist, writer, and producer for JMD Multimedia. The interview includes discussion of her childhood, the foundation of her photojournalism and subsequent writing careers, her favorite assignments, challenges faced on the job, and advice on succeeding in the industry.
Date: October 19, 2014
Creator: Blanco, Fabianna; Boyett, Pennie; Schrader, Adam; Siegle, Jaimie & Terrazas, Beatriz
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

[News Script: Texas writer]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the career of famed Texas writer Boyce House, who lives and works in Fort Worth.
Date: April 8, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Lee Cullum, November 26, 2016

Description: Interview with journalist Lee Cullum, the host of "CEO" on KERA-TV in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes discussion of her childhood, education, and career working as a commentator in TV and radio, and writing for a number of newspapers and editing D Magazine.
Date: November 26, 2016
Creator: Porter, Ashley; Vanek, Emily & Cullum, Lee
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

"Mislike Me not for My Complexion": Shakespearean Intertextuality in the Works of Nineteenth-Century African-American Women

Description: Caliban, the ultimate figure of linguistic and racial indeterminacy in The Tempest, became for African-American writers a symbol of colonial fears of rebellion against oppression and southern fears of black male sexual aggression. My dissertation thus explores what I call the "Calibanic Quadrangle" in essays and novels by Anna Julia Cooper, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins. The figure of Caliban allows these authors to inflect the sentimental structure of the novel, to elevate Calibanic utterance to what Cooper calls "crude grandeur and exalted poesy," and to reveal the undercurrent of anxiety in nineteenth-century American attempts to draw rigid racial boundaries. The Calibanic Quadrangle enables this thorough critique because it allows the black woman writer to depict the oppression of the "Other," southern fears of black sexuality, the division between early black and white women's issues, and the enduring innocence of the progressive, educated, black female hero ~ all within the legitimized boundaries of the Shakespearean text, which provides literary authority to the minority writer. I call the resulting Shakespearean intertextuality a Quadrangle because in each of these African-American works a Caliban figure, a black man or "tragic mulatto" who was once "petted" and educated, struggles within a hostile environment of slavery and racism ruled by the Prospero figure, the wielder of "white magic," who controls reproduction, fears miscegenation, and enforces racial hierarchy. The Miranda figure, associated with the womb and threatened by the specter of miscegenation, advocates slavery and perpetuates the hostile structure. The Ariel figure, graceful and ephemeral, usually the "tragic mulatta" and a slave, desires her freedom and complements the Caliban figure. Each novel signals the presence of the paradigm by naming at least one character from The Tempest (Caliban in Cooper's A Voice from the South; "Mirandy" in Harper's Iola Leroy; Prospero in Hopkins's ...
Date: August 1996
Creator: Birge, Amy Anastasia
Partner: UNT Libraries

André Malraux: the Anticolonial and Antifascist Years

Description: This dissertation provides an explanation of how André Malraux, a man of great influence on twentieth century European culture, developed his political ideology, first as an anticolonial social reformer in the 1920s, then as an antifascist militant in the 1930s. Almost all of the previous studies of Malraux have focused on his literary life, and most of them are rife with errors. This dissertation focuses on the facts of his life, rather than on a fanciful recreation from his fiction. The major sources consulted are government documents, such as police reports and dispatches, the newspapers that Malraux founded with Paul Monin, other Indochinese and Parisian newspapers, and Malraux's speeches and interviews. Other sources include the memoirs of Clara Malraux, as well as other memoirs and reminiscences from people who knew Andre Malraux during the 1920s and the 1930s. The dissertation begins with a survey of Malraux's early years, followed by a detailed account of his experiences in Indochina. Then there is a survey of the period from 1926 to 1933, when Malraux won renown as a novelist and as a man with special insight into Asian affairs. The dissertation then focuses on Malraux's career as a militant antifascist during the 1930s, including an analysis of Malraux's organization of an air squadron for the Spanish Republic, and his trip to North America to raise funds. The dissertation concludes with an analysis of Malraux's evolution from an apolitical, virtually unknown writer into a committed anticolonial social reformer and an antifascist militant. The man and his political ideology were intricately interwoven. His brief career as a political journalist in Saigon was crucial in his transformation from an apolitical Parisian dandy into a political activist. Because he regarded fascism as a dire threat to European civilization, Malraux gave his full support to the Soviet ...
Date: May 1996
Creator: Cruz, Richard A. (Richard Alan)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Rebecca West: a Worthy Legacy

Description: Given Rebecca West's fame during her lifetime, the amount of significant and successful writing she created, and the importance and relevance of the topics she took up, remarkably little has been done to examine her intellectual legacy. Writing in most genres, West has created a body of work that illuminates, to a large degree, the social, artistic, moral, and political evolution of the twentieth century. West, believing in the unity of human experience, explored such topics as Saint Augustine, Yugoslavian history, treason in World War II, and apartheid in South Africa with the purpose of finding what specific actions or events meant in the light of the whole of human experience. The two major archival sources for Rebecca West materials are located at the University of Tulsa's McFarlin Library, Special Collections, and at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Many of her works have been recently reprinted and those not easily available are found in the British Library or in the archival depositories noted above. Interviews with persons who knew West were also an important source of information. This dissertation explores chronologically West's numerous works of nonfiction, and uses her fiction where it is appropriate to place into context social, historical, or biographical topics. The manner in which she took up the topics of feminism, art, religion, nationalism, war, history, treason, spying, and apartheid demonstrate the wide-ranging mind of an intellectual historian and social critic. Though her eclecticism makes her a difficult subject, the diversity of her mind and her talent in expressing her thoughts, allow her work to symbolize and illuminate twentieth century intellectual history. Known for her elegant fiction, and forceful personal style, West should also be known as a thinker and social critic. What is common to her eclectic opera is that she ...
Date: May 1989
Creator: Urie, Dale Marie
Partner: UNT Libraries

Exile Literature

Description: Encyclopedia article on "exile literature," a collective term that describes all literature produced by writers during a period of voluntary or forced exile from their homeland.
Date: February 28, 1997
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Inner Emigration

Description: Encyclopedia article "inner emigration," an expression describing the attitude of those writers who chose to stay in Germany during the period of national socialism, but who did not support the national socialist agenda.
Date: February 28, 1997
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

GDR Literature (1949-1990)

Description: Encyclopedia article on literature produced in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), the eastern, socialist part of divided German from 1949-1990.
Date: February 28, 1997
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences