Gayle Austin papers
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.
- Creation: 1879-2010
- Austin, Gayle (Person)
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Collection is open for research use.
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Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
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.
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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.
Arranged in seven series.
Donated by Gayle Austin, March 2010; July 2010.
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Spec Books, see online catalog for access
- Ferguson, P.M. Women Dramatists in the American Theatre, 1901-1940 (dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 1957)
- 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)
- 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)
- Pevitts, Beverley Byers. Feminist Thematic Trends in Plays Written By Women for the American Theatre, 1970-1979 (dissertation, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1980)
Processed by Monica Brown at the file level, 2011. EAD created by Monica Brown and Hilary Morrish, 2012.
- Gayle Austin:
- A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Monica Brown and Hilary Morrish
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