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Author Mia Mask Discusses “Black Rodeo: A History of the African American Western”

March 22nd, 2023 · No Comments · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

The Manchester City Library in conjunction with Ashland Public Library are proud to bring you Professor and author Mia Mask discussing her new book Black Rodeo: A History of the African American Western on Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 from 7:00pm to 8:00 pm.  The book examines the African American western hero within the larger context of film history.

Mia Mask is the Mary Riepma Ross endowed chair of Film at Vassar College. She received her Ph.D. from New York University. At Vassar she teaches African American cinema, documentary history, and genre courses. She is the author of Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film, published by University of Illinois Press (2009). Professor Mask edited the anthology Contemporary Black American Cinema, published by Routledge (2012). In 2014, she published the jointly edited collection Poitier Revisited: Reconsidering a Black Icon in the Obama Age (Bloomsbury). She has written film reviews and covered festivals for, The Village Voice, Film Quarterly, Time Out New York, The Poughkeepsie Journal and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her criticism was anthologized in Best American Movie Writing. Her cultural commentary has been featured on National Public Radio programs “Tell Me More,” “Marketplace” and “Morning Edition,” and in documentaries for the Smithsonian Channel, the Criterion Channel and CNN’s The Movies.

For questions, call Amy Hanmer at 603-624-6550 x7620 or email [email protected]

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