Event Mar 21

Abstract Sep 30

Performing Black Feminism and Politics (NEMLA 2013)

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract: 09/30/2012
Categories: American, 20th & 21st Century, African-American, Comparative, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African & African Diasporas
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: NeMLA

What sorts of intersections between African American performance and literature occurred from the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century? How can the public performances of women like Ada Overton Walker, Pauline Hopkins, Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells be understood as contributions to national dialogues about race and community conversations about politics? What sorts of methodologies can we use to approach and uncover these early performances? Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Kristin Moriah at kmoriah@gc.cuny.edu

Contact Email: kmoriah@gc.cuny.edu