Michele Wallace

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Professor of English, CCNY & CUNY Graduate Center
Location New York, New York, United States
Introduction I am a writer and a professor of English at the City College of New York, and the CUNY Graduate Center. My books include Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (1979), Invisibility Blues (1990), Black Popular Culture (1992), and Dark Designs and Visual Culture (2005). I write cultural criticism frequently and am currently working on a project on creativity and feminism among the women in my family, some of which is posted on the Soul Pictures blog.
Interests African American Literature and Culture, Black Popular Culture, Photography, American Feminism, U.S. Film
Favorite Movies Selma, Westside Story, The King and I, Imitation of Life directed by Douglas Sirk (1959), Nothing But a Man, Claudine, Eve's Bayou, The Mississippi Delta, Siren of the Tropics, Body and Soul (1924), Emperor Jones, Everyday People, Ray, Only the Strong Survive, Killer of Sheep, Grey Gardens, Lincoln, Amistad, The Butler
Favorite Music "Black and Blue" by Andy Razaf and Louis Armstrong, "The Jim Crow Blues by Leadbelly, The Death Letter Blues by Son House, The Cookie Anthropology by Meshell Ndegecello, all of Bach, Chopin and Cassandra Wilson. Lots more.
Favorite Books Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The Third Life of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by William Agee and Walker Evans, The Sweet Flypaper of Life by Roy de Carava and Langston Hughes, Albert Murray Stomping the Blues, Amiri Baraka, Blues People, August Wilson, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Emily Dickinson and William Blake, Tehran Twilight by Salar Abdoh, A Bittersweet Season by Jane Gross