Week 3 Readings

1. Paul Beatty, Slumberland (Parts 3+4)

2. Susan Gubar, "Racial Camp in The Producers and Bamboozled" [PDF]

3. + 4. Wikipedia entries on "Minstrel Show" and "Blackface" [PDFs].

We strongly suggest that in addition to printing and reading the printed PDFs you ALSO read the articles online so that you can explore the range of links in the articles.

Direct Wikipedia links: Minstrel Show  |  Blackface

5. Crowdus & Georgakus, "Thinking about the Power of Images: An Interview with Spike Lee" [PDF]

OPTIONAL: Eric Lott, "Blackface and Blackness: The Minstrel Show in American Culture" [PDF]