Associate Professor Colin Gunckel Contributes Chapter in Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film
Colin Gunckel published a chapter in the anthology Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film (Duke University Press) edited by Allyson Nadia Field and Marsha Gordon. Gunckel's essay, "Charles and Ray Eames's Day of the Dead (1957): Mexican Folk Art, Educational Film, and Chicana/o Art," uses the Eames's film to trace the cross-border travels of Day of the Dead through cinema, art, and popular culture from the mid-20th century forward. He contends that adopting this film as a point of departure might productively reframe contemporary debates about the holiday that rely on rigid notions of authenticity, race, and nation. The book is accompanied by a website where readers can stream films referenced in each chapter.