OTHER SELECTED WORKS:
Digital, Performances, Publications, etc.
"Baking America: A Presidential Address" - An Original Audio Performance for Constance Hockaday's ARTISTS IN PRESIDENTS project (2020).
Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Amma Y. “The Silent Laugh of Laughing Ben.”
In A Tyranny of Documents: The Performance Historian as Film
Noir Detective: Essays Dedicated to Brooks McNamara, edited by Stephen Johnson, 193-200. Vol. 28, Performing Arts
Resources. New York: Theater Library Association, 2011.
Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Amma Y. “(Black) Dance as Archival World-Making: Gesel Mason’s No Boundaries." Fusebox Festival 2020 Catalogue (2020).
Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Amma Y. “ReView Bamboozled: Archival Affects.”Digital Video (RT: 52:56). Performance Philosophy. Philosophy, 4, no. 1: 294-96. (August 2018)Refereed Journal.
Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Amma Y. “Lessons in Blackbody
Minstrelsy: Old Plantation (1901) and the Manufacture of
Black Authenticity.” The Drama Review: TDR 57, no 2
(Summer 2013): 102-22. Special Edition on Blackface
Minstrelsy, edited by Catherine Cole and Tracy Davis.
News about Selected Publications
"Race in America, 1880-1940" digital humanities project at Bowling Green University uses Dr. Amma's article "Lessons in Blackbody Minstrelsy" to write about "Performance and Spectacle." Also, courses like "Race on Stage" at Temple University have adopted the article into the curriculum.
Leading theatre historians and archivists have published reviews discussing Dr. Amma's Book Essay "The Silent Laugh of Laughing Ben":
Marini, Francesca. “A Tyranny of Documents: The Performing Arts Historian as Film Noir Detective.” Archivaria, The Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists 75 (Spring 2013): 235-38.
Davis, Tracy C. “Stephen Johnson (ed.). A Tyranny of Documents: The Performing Arts Historian as Film Noir Detective.” Theatre Research in Canada / Recherches théâtrales au Canada [Online] 35, no. 2 (May 16, 2014).
© 2022 by Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin.
The term scholartist is credited to performance studies colleagues Joseph Shahadi and Mila Aponte-Gonzalez.