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Michael B. Gillespie
Associate Professor of Film at the City College of New York
City College of New York|Graduate Center
PhD in Cinema Studies, New York University
Film theory, black visual and expressive culture, popular music, and contemporary art.
African American Literature and Literary Theory|Cultural Studies|Film and Literature|Popular Culture|Visual Culture
Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film
. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.
Black One Shot
Co-editor with Lisa Uddin. An art criticism series devoted to black visual and expressive culture series on
(the open-access platform for the Association for the Study of the Present Journal.
“Dimensions in Black: Perspectives on Black Film and Media.” Co-editor with Racquel Gates of dossier for
71.2 (Winter 2017): 9-60.
Essays and Book Chapters
“Reclaiming Black Film and Media Studies” (co-authored with Racquel Gates). A Film Manifestos dossier.
72.3 (2019): 13-15.
“Art and the Idea of Black Film: A Conversation.” Moderator and editor of discussion with Jon S. Goff, Alessandra Raengo, and Samantha N. Sheppard.
#324 (February – March 2019): 64-72.
, ed. Nicholas Baer, Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Horak, and Gunnar Iversen (Rutgers University Press, 2019).
Keywords in African American Studies
, eds. Erica Edwards, Roderick Ferguson, Jeffrey Ogbar (NYU Press, 2018).
“8.3: Mr. Nancy’s Story.”
Black One Shot
, eds. M. Boyce Gillespie and Lisa Uddin.
“Introduction” (co-authored with Racquel Gates) for “Dimensions in Black: Perspectives on Black Film and Media” dossier.
71.2 (Winter 2017).
71.2 (Winter 2017).
“Cinema Notes/American Letters.”
Co-authored with Elizabeth Reich and Courtney Baker.
“I and I Survive: Notes on Film Blackness in the 21
Century [Anmerkungen zu Film Blackness im 21. Jahrhundert].”
27 (March 2017)
“One Step Ahead: A Conversation with Barry Jenkins.”
70.3 (2017): 52–62.
“B.A.D. (Black Abstraction Dreaming): A Conversation with Kevin Jerome Everson.”
8. 1 (Fall 2016): 155-168.
“The Art of Film Blackness: A Conversation with Michael Boyce Gillespie” (co-authored with Regina Longo).
70.1 (Fall 2016): 112–117.
“Grace and Grind: Notes on the Work of Kevin Jerome Everson.”
How to Remain Human
. Cleveland: Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 2015.
Do The Right Thing
Encyclopedia of Films
, ed. Sabine Haenni and John White. London: Routledge, 2014.
, Racial Performativity, and Film Blackness.”
Passing Interest: Racial Passing in U.S. Fiction, Memoirs, Television, and Film, 1990-2010
, ed. Julie Cary Nerad. Albany: SUNY Press, 2014.
“Dirty Pretty Things: The Racial Grotesque and Contemporary Art.”
Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights
, ed. Derek Maus and Jim Donahue. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014.
“2 Nigs United 4 West Compton: A Conversation with Kevin Jerome Everson.”
, Film Blackness, and the Racial Grotesque.”
Contemporary Black American Cinema: Race, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies
, ed. Mia Mask. London: Routledge, 2012.
“‘To Do Better’: Notes on the Work of Kevin Jerome Everson.”
Broad Daylight and Other Times: Selected Works of Kevin Jerome Everson
. Chicago: Video Data Bank, 2011.