(From serious social commentary to outrageous camp, from C...)
From serious social commentary to outrageous camp, from Cry, the Beloved Country to Tarzan and Jungle Queen, American and British films have gone to Africa, either in spirit or reality, to find the treasures that lie there. More than four hundred films have been made about (or in) Africa in the English language, from the beginning of Edison films in the first decade of the twentieth century up to the present. They range from endless "B" movies and boys' adventure films, to the ever-popular animal documentaries and safari docudramas, to serious efforts to understand colonialism and African-American identity. Together they make a fascinating montage of European and American projections - and even occasionally offer an accurate portrait of a continent and its varied peoples. A central theme of Africa on Film is racism. But as the subtitle suggests, there is much more as well: sexism, classism, nationalism, imperialism, pan-Africanism; the complex filmic legacy of a continent in transition, and the world that both forces this transition and watches it. In fluid, amusing, and compelling prose, Cameron shows how English language films dealing with Africa have a mixed legacy of reinforcing racism, sexism, and imperialism, and at the same time challenging it.
(He was a scroundel to many, scholar to some, but to Sally...)
He was a scroundel to many, scholar to some, but to Sally, Mary, Molly, Mistress Talboice, the Duke of Buckingham and the King of England he was simply...Our Jo.....
1son, Christian Gordon. Bachelor of Arts with high distinction, U. Rochester, 1953. Master of Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1962.\r\nLecturer Universite de Lille (France), 1953-1954.
Assistant Professor of English, U. Rochester, 1963-1968. Associate professor of University Iowa, Iowa City, 1968-1971.\r\nWriter in residence department theatre University of Southern California, Columbia, 1977. Writer, director Substance Abuse Education Through Theatre Project, Columbia, 1978-1980.
Visiting professor Bowling Green State University, 1980-1981, Dartmouth, 1985.
Lecturer University de Lille, France, 1953—1954. Assistant professor English University Rochester, 1963—1968. Associate professor University Iowa, Iowa City, 1968—1971.
Writer in residence department theatre University South Carolina, Columbia, 1977. Writer, director Substance Abuse Education Through Theatre Project, 1978—1980. Visiting professor Bowling Green State University, 1980—1981, Dartmouth, 1985.
Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1958.
Served to Lieutenant (junior grade), United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1958. Ford Foundation fellow, 1959.
Married Marilyn Lois Hurley, July 22, 1955.