Spirituality and Empowerment in Free African American Women Writers

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Call for Papers
Date: 
March 21, 2019 to March 24, 2019
Location: 
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Literature, Religious Studies and Theology

Northeast Modern Languages Association

Seminar Deadline extended until 10 07 18

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. 

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Margaret Cullen Associate Professor of English Ohio Northern University

 

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