Thomas F. DeFrantz
Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies
DeFrantz, T. “African American Dance: A Complex History.” Dancing Many Drums, edited by Thomas F. Defrantz, Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2002.
DeFrantz, T. “Ballet In Black: Louis Johnson and Vernacular Humor.” Dancing Bodies, Living Histories, edited by Lisa Doolittle and Anne Flynn, Banff Centre Press, 2000, pp. 178–95.
DeFrantz, T. “To Make Black Bodies Strange: Social Protest in Concert Dance of the Black Arts Movement.” African American Performance: A Sourcebook, edited by A. Bean, Routledge, 1999, pp. 83–93.
DeFrantz, T. “Stoned Soul Picnic: Alvin Ailey and the Struggle to Define Official Black Culture.” Soul: Black Power, Politics, and Pleasure, edited by M. Guillory and R. Green, NYU Press, 1998, pp. 216–27.
DeFrantz, T. “Simmering Passivity: The Black Male Body in Concert Dance.” Moving Words: New Directions in Dance Criticism, edited by G. Morris, Routledge, 1996, pp. 216–27.
DeFrantz, T. “Blacking Queer Dance.” Dance Research Journal, vol. 34, no. 2, 2002, pp. 102–05.
DeFrantz, T. “Being Savion Glover: Translocation, Black Masculinity, and Hip Hop Tap Dance.” Discourses in Dance, edited by R. Burt and S. L. Foster, 2002, pp. 102–05.
DeFrantz, T. “Black Bodies Dancing Black Culture: Black Atlantic Transformations.” Embodying Liberation: The Black Body in American Dance, vol. 4, 2001, pp. 11–16.
DeFrantz, Thomas. “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, MIT Press - Journals, Sept. 2000, pp. 183–88. Crossref, doi:10.1162/dram.2000.44.3.183. Full Text
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-.