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Williams, Dana A. 1972-

Works: 12 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 3,335 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliographies  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PS3556.O738, 812.54
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Most widely held works about Dana A Williams
Most widely held works by Dana A Williams
African American humor, irony, and satire : Ishmael Reed, satirically speaking by Dana A Williams( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes select proceedings from the annual Heart's Day Conference, sponsored by the Department of English at Howard University. This collection also reveals how the lens of humor, irony, and satire as a way of reading texts is especially useful in highlighting the complexity of African American life and culture
Contemporary African American fiction : new critical essays( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Mental Revolution includes eight original essays that analyze how the scientific management principles developed by legendary engineer Frederick W. Taylor have evolved and been applied since his death in 1915." "Taylor believed that a business or any other complex organization would operate more effectively if its practices were subjected to rigorous scientific study. His classic Principles of Scientific Management spread his ideas for organization, planning, and employee motivation throughout the industrialized world. But scientific management, because it required, in Taylor's words, "a complete mental revolution," was highly disruptive, and Taylor's famous time-motion studies, especially when applied piecemeal by many employers who did not adopt the entire system, helped make the movement enormously unpopular with the organized labor movement. Though its direct influence diminished by the 1930s, Taylorism has remained a force in American business and industry up to the present time." "The essays in this volume discuss some of the important people and organizations involved with Taylorism throughout this century, including Richard Feiss and Mary Barnett Gilson at Joseph & Feiss, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, and Mary Van Kleeck, and explore the influence of scientific management at the Bedaux Company, the Link-Belt Company, and Du Pont. Chapters on the Taylor movement's influence on university business education and on Peter Drucker's theories round out the collection." "Written by some of the finest scholars of the scientific management movement, A Mental Revolution provides a balanced and comprehensive view of its principles, evolution, and influence on business, labor, management, and education."--Jacket
August Wilson and Black aesthetics by Sandra Garrett Shannon( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers new essays that address issues raised in Wilson's "The Ground on Which I Stand" speech. Essays and interviews range from examinations of the presence of Wilson's politics in his plays to the limitations of these politics on contemporary interpretations of Black aesthetics. Also included is Sybil Roberts' A Liberating Prayer: A Lovesong for Mumia, that, for several seasons, has played to sold out houses, but had not been published prior to the hardcover edition of this book. With an updated Introduction assessing Wilson's legacy following his death in 2005
Contemporary African American female playwrights : an annotated bibliography by Dana A Williams( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (1959) was a major dramatic success and brought to the world's attention the potential talent of African American women playwrights. But in spite of Hansberry's landmark contribution, both the theater and the literary world have often failed to include contemporary African American female playwrights within the circle of production, publication, and criticism. In African American drama anthologies, female playwrights are seldom given the degree of attention that is accorded their male counterparts. And because of space constraints, anthologies of works
"In the light of likeness-transformed" : the literary art of Leon Forrest by Dana A Williams( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forrest's highly experimental narrative style, his reinterpretation of modernism, and his transformations of black cultural traditions into literary aesthetics often pose challenges of interpretation for the reader and the scholar alike. As the first single-authored book-length study of Forrest's novel, this book offers readers pathways into his fiction. What this culturalist approach to the novels reveals is that Forrest's fiction was foremost concerned with investigating ways for the African American to survive in the contemporary moment. Through a variety of characters, the novels reveal the African American's art of transformation - the ability to find ways to make the wretchedness of the past work in positive ways."--Jacket
Conversations with Leon Forrest by Leon Forrest( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interviews in which African-American author Leon Forrest discusses his life, works, artistic vision, and more
Beyond the golden rule : a parent's guide to preventing and responding to prejudice by Dana A Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to help parents teach their children to honor the differences in themselves and others--and to reject prejudice and intolerance
Profession 2013( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feasibility of Meteor Burst Buoy Relay as a Command and Control Asset by Dana A Williams( )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meteor burst communication is currently being researched as a survivable, backup means to long-range communications due to a perceived vulnerability to HF and satellite communications. A specific hypothetical link that is analyzed in this thesis is that of a meteor burst relay buoy network. The network consists of fixed land facilities, permanently moored ocean buoys, and air-deployable buoys, all in support of deployed submarines. The advantage of such a system for the submarine fleet is that it would allow the ability of establishing communications while maintaining a covert posture on-station. This is due to the meteor burst phenomenon of scattering, where a meteor trail projects a small ground illumination footprint, as compared to HF communications. As a result, a meteor burst channel has inherent characteristics that are resistant to ground-based interception and jamming
A bibliography with selected annotations of contemporary African-American female playwrights from Lorraine Hansberry to the present by Dana A Williams( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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August Wilson and Black aesthetics
August Wilson and Black aestheticsContemporary African American female playwrights : an annotated bibliography"In the light of likeness-transformed" : the literary art of Leon ForrestConversations with Leon Forrest
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Williams, Dana

Williams, Dana 1972-

English (60)