Thomas DeFrantz

Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies

External Address: 
1316 Campus Dr, Rm 243C, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
African and African-american S, Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 668-1929

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., New York University 1997

DeFrantz, T. "To Make Black Bodies Strange: Social Protest in Concert Dance of the Black Arts Movement." African American Performance: A Sourcebook. Ed. A Bean. New York: Routledge, 1999. 83-93. (Chapter)

DeFrantz, T. "Stoned Soul Picnic: Alvin Ailey and the Struggle to Define Official Black Culture." Soul: Black Power, Politics, and Pleasure. Ed. M Guillory and R Green. NYU Press, 1998. 216-227. (Chapter)

DeFrantz, T. "Simmering Passivity: The Black Male Body in Concert Dance." Moving Words: New Directions in Dance Criticism. Ed. G Morris. New York: Routledge, 1996. 216-227. (Chapter)

Pages

DeFrantz, T. "Black Bodies Dancing Black Culture: Black Atlantic Transformations." Embodying Liberation: The Black Body in American Dance 4 (2001): 11-16.

DeFrantz, T. "Inside the minstrel mask: Readings in nineteenth-century blackface minstrelsy." TDR-THE DRAMA REVIEW-A JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE STUDIES 44.3 (2000): 183-188. Full Text

DeFrantz, T. "Resistance, parody, and double consciousness in African American theatre, 1859-1910." TDR-THE DRAMA REVIEW-A JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE STUDIES 44.3 (2000): 183-188. Full Text

DeFrantz, T. "Demons of disorder: Early blackface minstrels and their world." TDR-THE DRAMA REVIEW-A JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE STUDIES 44.3 (2000): 183-188. Full Text

DeFrantz, TF. "Blacking Queer Dance (Accepted)." Dance Research Journal 34.2: 102-102. Full Text

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