Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Early American Women Critics
Performance, Religion, Race

$45.99 (C)

Award Winner
  • Date Published: November 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521090568

$ 45.99 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Early American Women Critics demonstrates that performances of various kinds - religious, political and cultural - enabled women to enter the human rights debates that roiled the American colonies and young republic. Black and white women staked their claims on American citizenship through disparate performances of spirit possession, patriotism, poetic and theatrical production. They protected themselves within various shields which allowed them to speak openly while keeping the individual basis of their identities invisible. Cima shows that between the First and Second Great Religious Awakenings (1730s–1830s), women from West Africa, Europe, and various corners of the American colonies self-consciously adopted performance strategies that enabled them to critique American culture and establish their own diverse and contradictory claims on the body politic. This book restores the primacy of religious performances - Christian, Yoruban, Bantu and Muslim - to the study of early American cultural and political histories, revealing that religion and race are inseparable.

    • Chapters cover American colonial, Revolutionary and Republican women, introducing readers to major historical eras
    • Explores the work of African, African-American, European, and European-American women who were active as religious exhorters, editors, balladeers, poets, propagandists, political pundits, playwrights and theatre critics
    • Describes and analyses the strategies women used to involve themselves in public debates
    Read more

    Awards

    • Winner of the ASTR's 2007 Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History.

    Reviews & endorsements

    "An original and stimulating book about early women critics and critiques."
    Janelle Reinelt, Professor of Theatre and Performance, University of Warwick

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521090568
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Colonial women critics: performing religion, race, possession, and pornography
    2. Revolutionary women critics: performing rational Christianity, patriotism, and race
    3. Republican women critics: performing Christian activism, American culture, and race.

  • Author

    Gay Gibson Cima, Georgetown University, Washington DC
    Gay Gibson Cima is a Professor of English and the Director of the Humanities Initiative at Georgetown University.

    Awards

    • Winner of the ASTR's 2007 Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×