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Amkpa, Awam 1959-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 38 publications in 3 languages and 644 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PN2993.4, 822.91409358
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Most widely held works by Awam Amkpa
Theatre and postcolonial desires by Awam Amkpa( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theatre and Postcolonial Desires will be essential reading for students and researchers in the areas of drama, postcolonial, and cultural studies."--BOOK JACKET
African photography from the Walther Collection : distance and desire : encounters with the African archive by Walther Collection( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Distance and Desire is the first major publication to stage a dialogue between the ethnographic visions of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century African photography and engagements with the archive by contemporary artists. Presenting an extraordinary range of portraits, cartes de visite, postcards and album pages from Southern and Eastern Africa, as well as recent photography and video art, the catalogue includes original thematic essays by leading art historians, anthropologists and cultural critics. Distance and Desire offers a new perspective on the African archive, reimagining its diverse histories and changing meanings."--book jacket
Resignification by Awam Amkpa( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distance and desire : encounters with the African archive( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first major publication to stage a dialogue between the ethnographic visions of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century African photography and engagements with the archive by contemporary artists. Presenting an extraordinary range of portraits, cartes de visite, postcards and album pages from Southern and Eastern Africa, as well as recent photography and video art, the catalogue includes orginal thematic essays by leading art historians, anthropologists and cultural critics.0Exhibition: The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm / Burlafingen, Germany (9.6.2013-17.5.2015). 0
The battle before "The Souls of Black Folk": Black performance in the 1901 Pan-American Exposition by Amma Y Ghartey-Tagoe( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois not only formulated his central theories concerning the predicament of black identity at the turn of the twentieth century in writing, he also exhibited them through a museum-style display called the American Negro Exhibit. In this dissertation, I argue that his display, which was featured at the Paris world's fair in 1900 and made its American debut at Buffalo's Pan-American Exposition (PAX) in 1901, performed central ideas in The Souls of Black Folk, two years before his definitive text was published. Operating at the intersection of performance studies, visual culture studies, and African American history, I analyze this exhibit and two other performances at PAX---Darkest Africa and Old Plantation---to demonstrate how Du Boisian concepts such as double-consciousness, the Veil, two-ness, and the Talented Tenth were literally performed in the early twentieth century world that Du Bois describes. The dissertation further demonstrates that these displays mediated perceptions not only of and within the African American population, but also between Africans and African Americans. As a comparative reading of Souls and these three performances at the Pan-Am Exposition, the dissertation demonstrates that Du Bois's most salient theories on African American identity were not just written metaphors as contemporary scholars have often lauded, but that they were also performed realities perhaps better understood in the context of a world's fair
Politics, aestheticism and alternativeness in contemporary drama and theatre by Awam Amkpa( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa see you see me : influências africanas na fotografia contemporânea = African influences on contemporary photography( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hegemony and drama : the crisis of Nigerian literary drama by Awam Amkpa( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History in Ousmane Sembène's Guelwaar and Ceddo by Awam Amkpa( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wazobia!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In an African village the King has just died and the people of Idu appoint a young female regent for three years. Wazobia wishes to make changes and refuses to go at the end of her regency
Africa : colonial photography and outlaws of history by Awam Amkpa( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nigerian dramatic literature : the examples of Femi Osofisan and Tunde Fatunde by Awam Amkpa( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Picturing homes and border crossings : the slavery trope in films of the Black Atlantic by Awam Amkpa( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mas' is desire : the erotic, grotesque and visionary in Trinidad carnival by Karmenlara Seidman( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This project describes the author's research on Trinidad Carnival from 1999 through 2005. Through narrative prose and ethnographic approaches, encounters with Carnival performances and traditional characters are analyzed from several different historical and theoretical perspectives. Analyses of characters' range of grotesque performativity and participants' public display of desire combine with the author's experience of making and playing Mas'. The author explores Carnival expression as transformative, confrontational and dream-like by describing the different effects and potentialities of particular performance and design practices. Performances are conceptualized according to ways in which they "represent", "relate" and "embody" shared desires and anxieties. A larger circle is drawn around the significance of this work as a form of intercultural and trans-historical transmission, learned by the author as a costumer and performer apprenticing under several artists in the region
 
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Theatre and postcolonial desires
Alternative Names
Amkpa, Awam D. 1959-

Amkpa, Awam David 1959-

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Awam Amkpa Nigerian actor, playwright, and professor of dramatic arts

Awam Amkpa toneelschrijver uit Nigeria

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