The College at Brockport is very proud to showcase works by our faculty authors. This Bookshelf features works published by the faculty and professionals (both current and former) of the Department of Theatre and Music Studies. It also includes items that have contributions by our authors including films, books and chapters.
Patrons of The College at Brockport may check these books out at Drake Memorial Library. Otherwise, please use your library's Interlibrary Loan program to request them from us.
Jayson Beaster-Jones and Natalie Rose Sarrazin
Edited by Jayson Beaster-Jones and Natalie Sarrazin (College at Brockport faculty member)
Music in Contemporary Indian Film : Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India's film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the subcontinent and the South Asian diaspora. In twelve essays, written by an international array of scholars, this book explores the social, cultural, and musical aspects of the industry, including both the traditional center of "Bollywood" and regional film-making. Concentrating on films and songs created in contemporary, post-liberalization India, this book will appeal to classes in film studies, media studies, and world music, as well as all fans of Indian films.
Natalie R. Sarrazin
By Natalie Sarrazin, associate professor at The College at Brockport
Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children’s identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being and inner self worth. As professional instructors, childcare workers, or students looking forward to a career working with children, we should continuously search for ways to tap into children’s natural reservoir of enthusiasm for singing, moving and experimenting with instruments. But how, you might ask? What music is appropriate for the children I’m working with? How can music help inspire a well-rounded child? How do I reach and teach children musically? Most importantly perhaps, how can I incorporate music into a curriculum that marginalizes the arts?
This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children’s lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.
By Davida Bloom (College at Brockport faculty member).
This first-ever study of rape in modern American drama examines portrayals of rape, raped women and rapists in 36 plays written between 1970 and 2007, the period during which the feminist movement made rape a matter of public discourse. These dramas reveal much about sexuality and masculine and feminine identity in the United States. The author traces the impact of second-wave feminism, antifeminist backlash, third-wave feminism and postfeminism on the dramatic depiction of rape. The prevalence of commonly accepted rape myths-that women who dress provocatively invite sexual assault, for example-is well documented, along with equally frequent examples which dispute these myths. - Publisher
Table of Contents
- Preface p. 1
- Introduction p. 5
- Second-Wave Feminism and Dramatizing Rape p. 13
- Rape Myths and Rapists p. 25
- Female Rage p. 65
- Antifeminist Backlash p. 96
- Third-Wave, Postfeminism and the Commodification of Rape p. 114
- Female Rage Revisited p. 139
- Conclusion p. 157
- Chapter Notes p. 167
- Bibliography p. 179
- Index p. 197
Patricia Shehan Campbell, Trevor Wiggins, and Natalie Rose Sarrazin
Edited by Patricia Shehan Campbell and Trevor Wiggins.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Natalie Sarrazin: Children's urban and rural musical worlds in North India.
"The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures is a compendium of perspectives on children and their musical engagements as singers, dancers, players, and avid listeners. Over the course of 35 chapters, contributors from around the world provide an interdisciplinary enquiry into the musical lives of children in a variety of cultures, and their role as both preservers and innovators of music. Drawing on a wide array of fields from ethnomusicology and folklore to education and developmental psychology, the chapters presented in this handbook provide windows into the musical enculturation, education, and training of children, and the ways in which they learn, express, invent, and preserve music. Offering an understanding of the nature, structures, and styles of music preferred and used by children from toddlerhood through childhood and into adolescence, The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures is an important step forward in the study of children and music."--Publisher
Joanna Halpert Kraus
By Joanna H. Kraus.
Cast: 4m., 5w., 1 either gender, extras as desired. Feisty 14-year-old Christabel loves working backstage on the lighting crew. As she stands on a 20-foot extension ladder finishing lights for her school's spring production, she loses her balance, misses a rung on the ladder and steps into thin air. Weeks later, awakening from a coma, her legs don't move. Despite multiple surgeries, Christabel is paralyzed from the waist down. Though she is surrounded by the support of her family and friends, Christabel is discouraged and embittered and believes her life is over. Her therapists insist that she can do almost everything, but she must want to succeed. Bud, her physical therapist, convinces her to enter the annual wacky eight-hour Pedal Power Challenge to race his newly designed all-terrain seven-wheeled vehicle, and she begins training. On the day of the event, her school's marching band and cheerleaders send her off in style! Christabel crosses the sand dunes and proudly sails across the dangerous inlet. A malfunction with a lever in the vehicle sets her back, but she is determined to finish the race. As she crosses the finish line, Christabel realizes a whole new life is just beginning. Area staging. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.
Joanna H. Kraus is an award-winning playwright of 18 produced and published plays. The Ice Wolf (Dramatic Publishing) and Remember My Name (Samuel French) were both produced off-off Broadway. The former appears in several anthologies and has a Spanish version. Kraus received the Charlotte Chorpenning Cup and the Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education. She has written numerous articles, interviews and reviews for the media. In addition, she has received commissions to dramatize history and has published two picture books. Currently, she is correspondent for the Bay Area News Group, a member of The Dramatists Guild and is professor emeritus of the College at Brockport State University of New York.
Natalie Rose Sarrazin
By Natalie Sarrazin, college at Brockport faculty member.
Indian Music for the Classroom presents the different styles of Indian music and their cultural contexts, with chapters on Indian culture and sound, Indian classical vocal and instrumental music, folk music, film music, and traditional popular musics. From Hindi-Pop to bhangra to the Urdu ghazal, the book covers them all, as well as national songs, children's songs, and the devotional bhajan. With lists of vocabulary and concepts, musical transcriptions, photos, and resources, teachers can use the text in their classrooms immediately. More than 53 lesson activities with listening charts, composition exercises, reflective questions, and other creative ideas bring the music of India alive and align with the National Standards. In addition, 48 musical transcriptions of teaching examples, drum rhythms, and songs make it easy to teach authentically. Sarrazin starts with the fundamentals-such as swara (pitch), sargam (Indian solfège), and that (basic scales)-and then moves on to Indian music notation, improvisation, and Indian instruments. She draws students into the culture with Indian legends and folk stories. Internet resources are provided so teachers can find authentic sound clips and order movies discussed in the book, as well as other resources. Most songs include English lyrics with the Hindi, and film and national songs contain piano or Orff accompaniments appropriate for concert performance.
Anandam P. Kavoori, Aswin Punathambekar, and Natalie Rose Sarrazin
Edited by Anandam P. Kavoori and Aswin Punathambekar.
Includes chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Natalie Rose Sarrazin: Songs from the heart: musical coding, emotional sentiment, and transnational Sonic identity in India's popular film music.
Bollywood is one of the most prolific film industries in the world. Based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the industry churns out hundreds of films each year—primarily melodramatic films with music and elaborately choreographed dance routines. Bollywood's popularity is quickly spreading across the globe, and, beyond the films themselves, Bollywood has made its way into global popular culture. Global Bollywood brings together leading scholars to examine the transnational and transmedia terrain of Bollywood. Defining Bollywood as an arena of public culture distinct from Hindi-language Bombay cinema, this volume offers a new critical framework for analyzing the institutional, cultural, and political dimensions of Bollywood films and film music as they begin to constitute an important circuit of global flows in the twenty-first century. Organized thematically, the book examines contestations surrounding the term "Bollywood," changing relations between the state and the film industry, convergence with television and new media, online fan culture, film journalism, and the reception and negotiations of gender and sexuality in diverse socio-cultural contexts. Global Bollywood is indispensable for understanding not only Bollywood cinema and culture but also how global media flows are reconfiguring relationships among geography, cultural production, and cultural identity.—Publisher’s description
Joanna Halpert Kraus and Elena Caravela
By Joanna H. Kraus ; [illustrations by Elena Caravela].
In this picture book, Ana Luisa is convinced that she has ruined her sister's wedding day when she fails to do her job as flower girl.
Shannon Leigh Bradford
By Shannon Bradford.
Philip C. Kolin and Francis X. Kuhn
Edited by Philip C. Kolin.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Francis X. Kuhn: "My cue to fight" : stage violence in Othello.
Joanna Halpert Kraus
By Joanna H. Kraus ; [edited by] Janet E. Rubin ; foreword by Nellie McCaslin.
Alys E. Holden and Bronislaw J. Sammler
By Alys E. Holden and Bronislaw J. Sammler (former College at Brockport faculty member).
East Asian Festival : SUNY Brockport, Spring 1991 : Proceedings, Lecture Series Presented by Asian Studies Faculty.
Oh-Kon Cho, Kazumi Nakano, Sue Kenworthy, and Samuel L. Leiter
Includes papers by The College at Brockport faculty member Oh-Kon Cho (Dept. of Theatre), emerita Kazumi Nakano (Dept. of Mathematics), and former faculty member Sue Kenworthy (Dept. of Educational Administration).