Disney's Most Notorious Film: Race, Convergence, and the Hidden Histories of Song of the South

Book cover design


6 × 9 inches
Hardback cloth with dust jacket
University of Texas Press
Spring 2012


Analyzing histories of film reception, convergence, and race relations over seven decades, this pioneering book undertakes a multifaceted reading of one of Hollywood’s most notorious films, Disney’s, Song of the South. Considering Disney’s strict licensing policies, I had to find a way to capture the essence of the film’s characters and setting without using their exact likeness.