Thomas F. DeFrantz
Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies
DeFrantz, T. “African American Dance: A Complex History.” Dancing Many Drums, edited by Thomas F. Defrantz, Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2002.
DeFrantz, T. “Ballet In Black: Louis Johnson and Vernacular Humor.” Dancing Bodies, Living Histories, edited by Lisa Doolittle and Anne Flynn, Banff Centre Press, 2000, pp. 178–95.
DeFrantz, T. “To Make Black Bodies Strange: Social Protest in Concert Dance of the Black Arts Movement.” African American Performance: A Sourcebook, edited by A. Bean, Routledge, 1999, pp. 83–93.
DeFrantz, T. “Stoned Soul Picnic: Alvin Ailey and the Struggle to Define Official Black Culture.” Soul: Black Power, Politics, and Pleasure, edited by M. Guillory and R. Green, NYU Press, 1998, pp. 216–27.
DeFrantz, T. “Simmering Passivity: The Black Male Body in Concert Dance.” Moving Words: New Directions in Dance Criticism, edited by G. Morris, Routledge, 1996, pp. 216–27.
DeFrantz, T. “Believe the Hype! Hype Williams and Afro-Futurist Filmmaking.” Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media, vol. 4, 2003.
DeFrantz, T. “Blacking Queer Dance.” Dance Research Journal, vol. 34, no. 2, 2002, pp. 102–05.
DeFrantz, T. “Being Savion Glover: Translocation, Black Masculinity, and Hip Hop Tap Dance.” Discourses in Dance, edited by R. Burt and S. L. Foster, 2002, pp. 102–05.
DeFrantz, T. “Black Bodies Dancing Black Culture: Black Atlantic Transformations.” Embodying Liberation: The Black Body in American Dance, vol. 4, 2001, pp. 11–16.
DeFrantz, Thomas. “Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World. By Dale Cockrell. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997; 256 pp.; $59.95 cloth, $19.95 paper. Inside the Minstrel Mask: Readings in Nineteenth-Century Blackface Minstrelsy. Edited by Annemarie Bean, James V. Hatch, and Brooks McNamara. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, UPNE, 1996; 310 pp.; 25 illustrations, $22.95 paper. Resistance, Parody, and Double Consciousness in African American Theatre, 1895–1910. By David Krasner. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997; 252 pp.; $55.00 cloth, $16.95 paper.” Tdr/The Drama Review, vol. 44, no. 3, MIT Press - Journals, Sept. 2000, pp. 183–88. Crossref, doi:10.1162/dram.2000.44.3.183. Full Text
DeFrantz, T. “Black dance confab focuses on education + Dallas-Black-Dance-Theatre hosts the 10th annual conference of the International-Association-of-Blacks-in-Dance.” Dance Magazine, vol. 71, no. 5, May 1997, p. 20.