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Charles Johnson [electronic resource]

California Newsreel (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This program shows how Charles Johnson, a quintessential multicultural novelist, blends black folk tales, Zen parables, 18th-century picaresque novels, and 20th-century philosophy into storytelling of remarkable vitality. Here, Johnson explains that he explores metaphysical questions against the backdrop of black American life. Oxherding Tales and Middle Passage are odysseys in search of individual identity and common values among conflicting cultures. Johnson concludes, "I am looking for the universal in particulars of black experience. We are cultural variations on one world experience.
Release Date
1994
Run Time
29 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 24, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Multicultural Writer (2:14)
  • Art and Journalism (1:50)
  • Black Humor (2:01)
  • College for Charles Johnson (1:13)
  • Marxism (2:23)
  • Philosophical Questions (1:37)
  • Martial Arts & Writing (3:34)
  • Writing Regimen (2:17)
  • First Novel (2:44)
  • Character Analysis (1:31)
  • Categories of Literature (1:32)
  • Literary Theme (1:23)
  • Credits: Charles Johnson (1:35)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1994
Publisher no.
4624 Films Media Group
Description
1streaming video file (29 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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