Pam Grier and the Articulation of Female Subjectivity in Blaxploitation Theme Songs.

Gunst, Stephanie.


  • Abstract: Discussing three films starring Pam Grier, I argue in this thesis that the theme songs within each film musically and lyrically aid in articulating a particular type of African American female subjectivity. Invoking Wayne Kostenbaum's work within diva discourse, I outline the "diva narrative" in Grier's career, from her first starring role in Coffy (1973), signifying her ascension to sta... read more
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