Oprah Winfrey

Week of September 27, 2010

Oprah Winfrey

In the News: It’s the 25th and final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Through the years the Oprah brand has grown into an empire (Harpo, Inc.) that includes a film and TV division, radio shows, a magazine, a book club, and much more. This pop culture icon is also the subject of many scholarly publications.

The African American Entrepreneur: Then and Now
By W. Sherman Rogers. Praeger, 2010
Call Number: HD2358.5 .U6 R65 2010

The Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era
By Janice Peck. Paradigm Publishers, 2008
Call Number: PN1992.4 .W56 P43 2008

Beloved (DVD)
Directed by Jonathan Demme. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2008
Call Number: PN1997 .B441577 2008 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Embracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity, and Contemporary Black Women
By Katrina Bell McDonald. Rowman & Littlefield, 2007
Call Number: E185.86 .M395 2006

The Global Village Revisited: Art, Politics, and Television Talk Shows
By Kathleen Dixon. Lexington Books, 2009
Call Number: E169.12 .S842 2010

The Gospel According to Oprah
By Marcia Z. Nelson. Westminster J. Knox Press, 2005
Call Number: PN1992.4 .W56 N45 2005

Made in America: Self-Styled Success from Horatio Alger to Oprah Winfrey
By Jeffrey Louis Decker. University of Minnesota Press, 1997
Call Number: BJ1611 .D36 1997

Masters of Enterprise: Giants of American Business from John Jacob Astor and J.P. Morgan to Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey
By H.W. Brands. Free Press, 1999
Call Number: HF3023 .A2 B68 1999

Native Son (VHS)
Directed by Jerrold Freedman. Monterey Movie Company, 1995
Call Number: VH1046

The Oprah Affect: Critical Essays on Oprah’s Book Club
Edited by Cecilia Konchar Farr and Jaime Harker. State University of New York Press, 2008
Call Number: LC6651 .O67 2008

The Oprah Phenomenon
Edited by Jennifer Harris and Elwood Watson. University Press of Kentucky, 2007
Call Number: PN1992.4 .W56 O67 2007 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture
By Eva Illouz. Columbia University Press, 2003
Call Number: PN1992.4 .W56 I55 2003

Oprah Winfrey Speaks: Insights from the World’s Most Influential Voice
By Janet Lowe. Wiley, 1998
Call Number: PN1992.4 .W56 A3 1998 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

Reading Oprah: How Oprah’s Book Club Changed the Way America Reads
By Cecilia Konchar Farr. State University of New York Press, 2005
Call Number: PS379 .F37 2005

In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past
By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Crown Publishers, 2009
Call Number: E185.96 .G384 2009

Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture
Edited by Trystan T. Cotton and Kimberly Springer. UP of Mississippi, 2010
Call Number: E169.12 .S842 2010

The Suffering Will Not Be Televised: African American Women and Sentimental Political Storytelling
By Rebecca Wanzo. State University of New York Press, 2009
Call Number: E185.86 .W355 2009

Whose Tale is True?: Readers Theatre to Introduce and Research 49 Amazing American Women
By Nancy Polette. Teacher Ideas Press, 2009
Call Number: CT85 .P65 2009

The Women of Brewster Place (VHS)
Directed by Donna Deitch. J2 Communications, 1989
Call Number: VH 2776-2777 (Boca Raton Media Center)