Performing Anti-Slavery: Activist Women on Antebellum Stages

Performing Anti-Slavery: Activist Women on Antebellum Stages

by Gay Gibson Cima

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ISBN-13: 9781107644601
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/19/2017
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Gay Gibson Cima is a Professor of English at Georgetown University, Washington DC. In 2012, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Theatre in Higher Education� Women and Theatre Program. In 2015, she received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society for Theatre Research. Her book, Early American Women Critics: Performance, Religion, Race (2006), won the 2007 Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History from the American Society for Theatre Research. A recipient of the ASTR's Kahan Prize, she has published widely on feminist performance history and critical race theory in journals such as Theatre Survey and the Theatre Journal as well as anthologies including Changing the Subject: Marvin Carlson and Theatre Studies, 1959�009 (2009) and The Sage Handbook of Performance Studies (2006).

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. From sentimental sympathy to activist self-judgment; 2. From the suffering of others to a 'compassion for ourselves'; 3. 'Beyond our traditions' to a provisional, practical activism; 4. From anti-slavery celebrity to cosmopolitan self-possession; Epilogue: the repertoire of anti-trafficking.

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