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dc.contributor.advisorMills, Bruce, 1958-
dc.contributor.authorSteele, Katelyn
dc.descriptionix, 57 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractRather than creating a thesis that provides insight on the construction of blackness as a whole, the author ties an interest in the female experience and intersectionality to produce a piece that solely focuses on the image of the mixed race female figure. Although Birth of a Nation is a film that covers a wide range of racist distortions and representations, it was the first film to feature a mulatta figure in American cinematic history. This development set up a solidified image of mixed race femininity. The author traces these themes through the films Imitation of Life (1934), Show Boat (1951), and Pinky (1949).en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College English Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.title"Stuck In-Between" : The Construction of the Tragic Mulatta in Classical Hollywood Cinemaen_US

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