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Gayle Austin papers

 Collection
Identifier: W093

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Gayle Austin papers are comprised of articles, newspaper and magazine clippings, memos, correspondence, papers, syllabi and other course materials, event programs, conference materials, various items associated with research, and production materials including casting information, publicity, drafts, and photographs. The materials reflect Austin's career both before and during her time at Georgia State University.

Dates

  • 1879-2010

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Biography of Gayle Austin

Gayle Austin was coordinator and literacy manager for the Women's Project in New York City from 1978 to 1984. As associate professor of communication at Georgia State University her research interests included gender and performance, dramaturgy, and interdisciplinary forms of performance. Her book, Feminist Theories for Dramatic Criticism, was published in 1990. She has written four feminist theory plays, Resisting the Birth Mark (1990), The Doll House Show (1992), Mildred & Stella (1993), and The Hedda Project (1996), all of which have been produced at Georgia State University.

Extent

18.35 Linear Feet (in 44 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Gayle Austin was coordinator and literacy manager for the Women's Project in New York City before becoming a professor of Communication at Georgia State University. Her scholarly interests included gender and performance, dramaturgy, and interdisciplinary forms of performance. She also authored feminist theory plays. Gayle Austin's papers comprise research and course materials as well as records related to theatrical productions and performances. The materials reflect Austin's career both before and during her time at Georgia State University.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gayle Austin, March 2010; July 2010.

Separated Materials

Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Spec Books, see online catalog for access

  1. Ferguson, P.M. Women Dramatists in the American Theatre, 1901-1940 (dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 1957)
  2. Manheimer, Hollie "It Wasn't The Thing To Do": Alice Gerstenberg's Autobiography, Come Back to Me, 1962, and her Play Port of Chicago , 1943 (thesis, Georgia State University, 2001)
  3. Mason, Louise Cheryl. The Fight to Be an American Woman and a Playwright: A Critical History From 1773 to the Present (dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 1983)
  4. Pevitts, Beverley Byers. Feminist Thematic Trends in Plays Written By Women for the American Theatre, 1970-1979 (dissertation, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1980)

Processing Information

Processed by Monica Brown at the file level, 2011. EAD created by Monica Brown and Hilary Morrish, 2012.
Title
Gayle Austin:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Monica Brown and Hilary Morrish
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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