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Publications of Thomas F. DeFrantz    :chronological  combined  bibtex listing:


  1.  Black Performance Theory.  edited by DeFrantz, TF; Gonzalez, A Duke University Press, (April, 2014): 296 pages.  [abs]
  2.  Dancing Many Drums.  edited by Defrantz, TF Univ of Wisconsin Press, (April, 2002): 384 pages.  [abs]
  3. DeFrantz, TF. Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture.  Oxford University Press, (October, 2011): 1-320. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Perkins, KA; Richards, SL; Craft, RA; De Frantz, TF. The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance.  Routledge, (January, 2018): 1-426. [doi]  [abs]

Essays, Articles, Chapters in Books

  1. DeFrantz, T, 'Popular Dances of the 1920s and early 30s: From Animal Dance Crazes to the Lindy Hop' and 'Popular African American Dance of the 1950s and 60s.', in Ain't Nothing LIke the Real Thing, edited by Carlin, R; Conwill, K (April, 2010), pp. 66-70, Smithsonian Inst Press (Natl Museum of African American History and Culture)  [abs].
  2. DeFrantz, T, 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 (September, 2000), pp. 183-188, MIT Press - Journals [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  3. DeFrantz, T, African American Dance: A Complex History, in Dancing Many Drums, edited by Defrantz, TF (April, 2002), pp. 384 pages, Univ of Wisconsin Press  [abs].
  4. DeFrantz, T, Ballet In Black: Louis Johnson and Vernacular Humor, in Dancing Bodies, Living Histories, edited by Doolittle, L; Flynn, A (2000), pp. 178-195, Banff Centre Press .
  5. DeFrantz, T, Being Savion Glover: Translocation, Black Masculinity, and Hip Hop Tap Dance, edited by Burt, R; Foster, SL, Discourses in Dance (2002), pp. 102-105 .
  6. DeFrantz, T, Believe the Hype! Hype Williams and Afro-Futurist Filmmaking, Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media, vol. 4 (2003) [available here] .
  7. DeFrantz, T, Black Bodies Dancing Black Culture: Black Atlantic Transformations, Embodying Liberation: the Black Body in American Dance, vol. 4 (2001), pp. 11-16 .
  8. DeFrantz, TF, Black dance and technologies of wellness, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, vol. 13 no. 2 (January, 2022), pp. 212-213 [doi] .
  9. 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), pp. 20-& [Gateway.cgi] .
  10. DeFrantz, T, Blacking Queer Dance, Dance Research Journal, vol. 34 no. 2 (2002), pp. 102-105, JSTOR [doi] .
  11. Defrantz, TF, Bone-breaking, black social dance, and queer corporeal orature, The Black Scholar, vol. 46 no. 1 (January, 2016), pp. 66-74, Informa UK Limited [doi] .
  12. DeFrantz, TE, Composite Bodies of dance: The repertory of the Alvin Ailey American dance theater, Theatre Journal, vol. 57 no. 4 (December, 2005), pp. 659-678, Johns Hopkins University Press [doi] .
  13. DeFrantz, T, Donald Byrd: Re/Making 'Beauty', in Dance discourses, edited by Franco, S; France, CNDLD (December, 2007), pp. 221-235, Routledge [doi]  [abs].
  14. DeFrantz, TF; Badejo, P, Forewords (January, 2018), pp. vii-xii, Springer International Publishing [doi] .
  15. DeFrantz, T, Hip Hop Habitus v.2.0, in Black Performance Theory: An Anthology of Critical Readings, edited by DeFrantz, TF; Gonzalez, A (April, 2014), pp. 223-242, Duke University Press  [abs].
  16. DeFrantz, T, Hip Hop in Hollywood: Encounter, Community, Resistance, in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen, edited by Borelli, MB (July, 2014), pp. 476 pages, Oxford University Press .
  17. DeFrantz, T, Hip Hop Sexualities, in Handbook of the New Sexuality Studies, edited by Seidman, S; Fischer, N; Meeks, C (March, 2007), pp. 512 pages, Routledge .
  18. DeFrantz, TF, I Am Black: (You have to be willing to not know), Theater, vol. 47 no. 2 (January, 2017), pp. 9-21, Duke University Press [doi] .
  19. DeFrantz, TF, Identifying the endgame, Theater, vol. 47 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 3-15, Duke University Press [doi] .
  20. Defrantz, TF, Intermediality and queer African American improvisation: Dianne mcintyre, sounds in motion, Theatre Research International, vol. 46 no. 2 (July, 2021), pp. 115-127 [doi]  [abs].
  21. DeFrantz, TF; Willis, TA, Introduction: Black moves: New research in black dance studies, The Black Scholar, vol. 46 no. 1 (January, 2016), pp. 1-3, Informa UK Limited [doi] .
  22. Defrantz, TF, IV. Blacking Queer Dance, Dance Research Journal, vol. 34 no. 2 (January, 2002), pp. 102-105 [doi] .
  23. DeFrantz, TF, Movement in the age of globalization: A Panel, Theater, vol. 40 no. 1 (April, 2010), pp. 39-45, Duke University Press [doi] .
  24. DeFrantz, T, On the Presence of the Body: Essays on Dance and Performance Theory, edited by Lepecki, A (2004), pp. 64-81, Wesleyan University Press .
  25. DeFrantz, T, Performing The Breaks: African American Aesthetic Structures, Theatre Journal, vol. 40 no. 1 (January, 2010), pp. 31-37, Duke University Press [doi] .
  26. Coleman, G; Defrantz, TF, Reach, Robot: AfroFuturist Technologies, in We Travel the Space Ways: Black Imagination, Fragments, and Diffractions (January, 2019), pp. 53-67 .
  27. DeFrantz, T, Simmering Passivity: The Black Male Body in Concert Dance, in Moving Words: New Directions in Dance Criticism, edited by Morris, G (1996), pp. 216-227, Routledge .
  28. DeFrantz, TF, Soundz at the back of my head, Theater, vol. 50 no. 3 (November, 2020), pp. 69-85 [doi] .
  29. DeFrantz, T, Stoned Soul Picnic: Alvin Ailey and the Struggle to Define Official Black Culture, in Soul: Black Power, Politics, and Pleasure, edited by Guillory, M; Green, R (1998), pp. 216-227, NYU Press .
  30. DeFrantz, TF, The race of contemporary ballet: Interpellations of africanist aesthetics, in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet (January, 2021), pp. 562-580 [doi]  [abs].
  31. DeFrantz, TF, The talking, Theater, vol. 50 no. 3 (November, 2020), pp. 63-67 [doi] .
  32. DeFrantz, TF, Them: Recombinant aesthetics of restaging experimental performance, in The Sentient Archive: Bodies, Performance, and Memory (January, 2018), pp. 268-292 .
  33. DeFrantz, T, Theorizing Connectivity: African American Women in Concert Dance, Journal of Pan African Studies, vol. 4 no. 6 (September, 2011), pp. 56-74 [htm]  [abs].
  34. DeFrantz, T, To Make Black Bodies Strange: Social Protest in Concert Dance of the Black Arts Movement, in African American Performance: A Sourcebook, edited by Bean, A (1999), pp. 83-93, Routledge .
  35. Defrantz, TF, Training Beyond: ‘Curating the End of the World’ (Part I and Part II) by New York Live ArtsGoogle Arts & Culture, 2020 1, Organized by Reynaldo Anderson, Tiffany E. Barber and Stacey Robinson with the Black Speculative Arts Movement, Performance Research, vol. 25 no. 8 (January, 2020), pp. 176-177 [doi] .
  36. DeFrantz, T, Unchecked Popularity: Neoliberal Circulations of Black Social Dance, in Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Performance Permutations, edited by Nielson, L; Ybarra, P (August, 2012), pp. 128-140, Palgrave Macmillan .
  37. DeFrantz, T, Unchecked Popularity: Neoliberal Circulations of Black Social Dance, in Neoliberalism and Global Theatres, edited by Nielsen, LD; Ybarra, P (July, 2012), pp. 328 pages, Palgrave Macmillan  [abs].
  38. Defrantz, TF, White privilege, Theater, vol. 48 no. 3 (November, 2018), pp. 23-37, Duke University Press [doi] .

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