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Paul Laurence Dunbar: This Man Shall Be Remembered (Video)

Joanne Braxton, “Dunbar, the Originator;” Joanne Gabbin, “Intimate Intercessions: The Poetry of Dunbar;” Elizabeth McHenry, “Beyond the Presence of Dunbar;” Greg Robinson and Lillian Robinson, “Dunbar, A Credit to His Race." (March 10, 2006)

15 Sep 2008

Rank #1

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Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Racial Politics of the Nadir (Video)

James Smethhurst, “Dunbar and African American Dualism;” Jennifer Terry, "’When Dey 'Listed Colored Soldiers’: Dunbar's Poetic Engagement with the Civil War and Violence." (March 10, 2006)

15 Sep 2008

Rank #2

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Factoring Out Race: The Cultural Context of Dunbar (Video)

David Bradley, award-winning author of The Chaneysville Incident, reappraises the way we read and understand America’s first professional African American Writer in a lecture on ““Factoring Out Race." (March 11, 2006) i

15 Sep 2008

Rank #3

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Framing Dunbar (Video)

William J. Maxwell, “Dunbar's Bohemian Gallery: Foreign Color and International Modernism;” Ray Sapirstein, “Picturing Dunbar's Lyrics: The Poet's Collaboration with the Hampton Camera Club." (March 11, 2006)

15 Sep 2008

Rank #4

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Framing Dunbar (Audio)

William J. Maxwell, “Dunbar's Bohemian Gallery: Foreign Color and International Modernism;” Ray Sapirstein, “Picturing Dunbar's Lyrics: The Poet's Collaboration with the Hampton Camera Club." (March 11, 2006)

15 Sep 2008

Rank #5

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Dunbar's Children (Lecture and Performance) (Video)

Lecture on Dunbar’s writing for and about children by Michele Elam followed by performance by Stanford students of Dunbar’s poems about and for children directed by Harry Elam and assistant director Jo-Issa Diop. (March 10, 2006)

15 Sep 2008

Rank #6

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Paul Laurence Dunbar: Faith and Folklore

Marcellus Blount, “Slavery Remembered: Dunbar and the African American Elegy;” Michael Cohen, “Dunbar and the Genres of Dialect;” Yolanda Pierce, “That Old Time Religion: An Afro-Christian Faith Tradition in Dunbar's Short Stories." (March 10, 2006)

15 Sep 2008

Rank #7

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Paul Laurence Dunbar: Realism, Humor, Dialect (Video)

Jennifer Hughes, “Representing ‘A Ghastly Humor’: The Politics of Incongruity in Paul Laurence Dunbar's The Fanatics;” John Lowe, “Exploding the Laughing Barrel: Dunbar and American Humor." (March 10, 2006)

15 Sep 2008

Rank #8

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Dunbar's Children (Lecture and Performance) (Audio)

(March 10, 2006) Lecture on Dunbar’s writing for and about children by Michele Elam followed by performance by Stanford students of Dunbar’s poems about and for children directed by Harry Elam and assistant director Jo-Issa Diop.

15 Sep 2008

Rank #9

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Boy-men at "The Office"

A panel of staff members from the television show "The Office" talk about the genesis of the show, it's progression over time, and the way they see it changing in the future. (November 12, 2010)

1hr 23mins

1 Nov 2011

Rank #10