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Spirituality and Empowerment in Free African American Women Writers (NEMLA 19 Conference)

Washington DE
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Assocation
Event: NEMLA 19 Conference
Categories: American, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Women's Studies, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2019-03-21 to 2019-03-24 Abstract Due: 2018-10-07

Spirituality and Empowerment in Free African American Women Writers

This seminar explores antebellum African American women spiritual writers Jarena Lee, Zilpha Elaw and Rebecca Cox Jackson in the context of the fluid, intercultural and transatlantic religious movements of their era.  Their writing reflects both the opportunities and the limitations spirituality made available to free African American women during a period of radical religious populism between the 1820s and the Civil War. 

m-cullen@onu.edu

Margaret Cullen