The Bull Jean Stories

Author by : Sharon Bridgforth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Redbone Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 28
Total Download : 958
File Size : 52,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Fiction. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. Using traditional storytelling and nontraditional verse to chronicle the course of love returning in the lifetimes of one woman-loving-woman named bull-dog-jean, the bull-jeanstories give cultural documentation and social commentary on African-American herstory and survival. Set in the rural South of the 1920s, THE BULL-JEAN STORIES herald the spirit of African-American people. "BULL-JEAN STORIES by Sharon Bridgforth isn't a book that you read, it's a book that you hear...The language in THE BULL-JEAN STORIES is sweet and intense, as are the thoughts and exploits of bull-dog-jean. Every passage sings...This book gets my unqualified recommendation and also a suggestion: if you can get Austin performance artist Bridgforth to your town for a reading, do it. You won't be disappointed."—Sara Look "The book [THE BULL-JEAN STORIES] brings to life the sights and sounds of the rural south in the 1920s with stories that leap to you from the well of love and life, untangling open heart wounds with words and uncovering the strength of the author in pure character. ..Bridgforth's talent as a storyteller is purposeful and loving. Consistent in THE BULL-JEAN STORIES is the cultural shadow that bull-jean, an 'all-my-heart' revolutionary, secretly and outwardly conquers with nobility and ease, but not without pain...The book carries you with it, not the other way around."—Sandra Beckmeier "...Set in the rural South of the 1920s, these stories are infused with a mother tongue that will work its magic on you, transporting you in time and place...The non-linear structure of her poetic/circular storytelling in the bull- jean stories makes for a natural transition from page to stage. It also is a very ingenious way to highlight what is the essence of oral tradition: how it sounds...Here the rhythm and the flow of the words and the dialect come together as if in song. These jazzy poetic riffs need to be read aloud. This is one book that should come with a CD—Bridgforth's language begs to be heard."—Debra Hiers "It reads like a play, speaks like a poem, visualizes like scenes from a movie, and lingers in your ear like your favorite song. Hooray for sharon bridgforth on her first published performance stories. It includes all the literary elements you expect in a novel: setting—the rural south of the 1920s; a round character—bull- dog jean la rue; plot and conflict—will she or won't she find 'Lovve'?; and style, tone, and language woven in the oral tradition of Southern dialect. Yet it's not (a novel, that is)...Perhaps the brilliance of the work is the way bridgforth infuses historical data into humor, sentiment, and lyrical prose, illuminating what it meant to be an African-American butch lesbian living in the South...Truly, what bridgforth has done with this collection, THE BULL-JEAN STORIES, is sure to set a precedent for future storytelling writers. It is a must-have in your repertoire."—Lambda Book Report


The Oberon Book Of Queer Monologues

Author by : Scottee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oberon Books
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 58
Total Download : 684
File Size : 53,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The first collection of its kind, The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues chronicles over one hundred years of queer and trans performance. Combining classical and contemporary stage plays with spoken word and performance art, this anthology features over forty extracts from some of the most exciting stage works in the English-speaking world. It will be an essential tool for artists seeking monologues for auditions or training; a comprehensive guide through the hidden histories of queer theatre; and a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community. Curated by award-winning artist Scottee.


Love Conjure Blues

Author by : Sharon Bridgforth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Redbone Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 21
Total Download : 988
File Size : 42,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Fiction. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Drama. LOVE CONJURE/BLUES is performance literature/a novel that is constructed for breath. The piece is not meant to be theater/a concert/an opera or a staged reading but is. LOVE CONJURE/BLUES places the fiction- form inside a traditional Black American voice/inviting dramatic interpretation and movement within the fit of a highly literary text—filled with folktales poetry haints prophecy song and oral history. LOVE CONJURE/BLUES considers a range of possibilities of gender expression and sexuality within a southern/rural/Black working class context that examines the blues as a way of life/as ritual—in concert with Ancient practices and new creations. The past the present the future the living and the dead co-exist together/at the same time in a weave of dreams/Prayers/Love/Spirit expressed.


Black Feminism In Contemporary Drama

Author by : Lisa M. Anderson
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Illinois Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 9
Total Download : 252
File Size : 44,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : An enlightening study of feminism in the work of seven black playwrights


Another Country

Author by : Scott Herring
Languange : en
Publisher by : NYU Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 78
Total Download : 374
File Size : 42,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The Half-Life of Policy Rationales argues that the appropriateness of policy depends on the state of technology, and that the justifications for many public policies are dissolving as technology advances. As new detection and metering technologies are being developed for highways, parking, and auto emissions, and information becomes more accessible and user-friendly, this volume argues that quality and safety are better handled by the private sector. As for public utilities, new means of producing and delivering electricity, water, postal, and telephone services dissolve the old natural-monopolies rationales of the government. This volume includes essays on marine resources, lighthouses, highways, parking, auto emissions, consumer product safety, money and banking, medical licensing, electricity, water delivery, postal service, community governance, and endangered species. The editors have mobilized the hands-on knowledge of field experts to develop theories about technology and public policy. The Half-Life of Policy Rationales will be of interest to readers in public policy, technology, property rights, and economics.


Femme Butch

Author by : Michelle Gibson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 24
Total Download : 131
File Size : 43,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : What are the meanings behind constructed lesbian identities? This unique collection brings together writing, photography, artwork, and poetry about lesbian butch and femme gender. Femme/Butch: New Considerations of the Way We Want to Go distinguishes itself by celebrating a wide span of intellectual engagement, from reflection to traditional academic work, including both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. In addition to more “serious” writing, lesbian comediennes offer their irreverent takes on femme/butch in this book. Their perspectives are almost never found in academic publications, but what Lea DeLaria, Vickie Shaw, Karen Williams, and other edgy comics have to say about femme/butch sexuality deserves to be heard. You’ll also find that Femme/Butch is essential for the global perspective it brings to lesbian gender. With chapters focused on lesbians in Chinese cultures and on the emerging lesbian community in Bulgaria, this book explores the role of femme/butch identification in cultures without recognizable lesbian institutions. Here are a few of the questions the contributors to Femme/Butch examine in this remarkable book: Can theory about femme/butch exist in the electric realm of sex and sexuality, or does theory necessarily neutralize sexuality? What role does popular culture play in helping us to theorize about lesbian gender? What are the relationships between history and femme/butch lesbian gender? Does lesbian identity development come in individual stages or is it more of a free-flowing process? How does social class relate to how we think about femme/butch race, ethnicity, and butch-femme? Femme/Butch is an ideal guide to understanding: the similarities between stone-butch and transgender identities—using Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues as a reference point the erotically resignified roles of Mommy, Daddy, girl, and boy in butch-femme femme/butch issues of power, trust, love, and loss the “female husbands” of the 18th century and their “wives” the meanings of cross-dressing for lesbians the variety of lesbian-queer genders—butch, femme, androgynous, and “other” and much more!


The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of African American Literature O T

Author by : Hans A. Ostrom
Languange : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 46
Total Download : 439
File Size : 55,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Designed to meet the needs of high school students, undergraduates, and general readers, this encyclopedia is the most comprehensive reference available on African American literature from its origins to the present. Other works include many brief entries, or offer extended biographical sketches of a limited selection of writers. This encyclopedia surpasses existing references by offering full and current coverage of a vast range of authors and topics. While most of the entries are on individual authors, the encyclopedia gathers together information about the genres and geographical and cultural environments in which these writers have worked, and the social, political, and aesthetic movements in which they have participated. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical and cultural forces that have shaped African American writing. - Publisher.


Experiments In A Jazz Aesthetic

Author by : Omi Osun Joni L. Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Texas Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 44
Total Download : 275
File Size : 55,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In Austin, Texas, in 2002, a group of artists, activists, and academics led by performance studies scholar Omi Osun Joni L. Jones formed the Austin Project (tAP), which meets annually in order to provide a space for women of color and their allies to build relationships based on trust, creativity, and commitment to social justice by working together to write and perform work in the jazz aesthetic. Inspired by this experience, this book is both an anthology of new writing and a sourcebook for those who would like to use creative writing and performance to energize their artistic, scholarly, and activist practices. Theoretical and historical essays by Omi Osun Joni L. Jones describe and define the African American tradition of art-making known as the jazz aesthetic, and explain how her own work in this tradition inspired her to start tAP. Key artists in the tradition, from Bessie Award–winning choreographer Laurie Carlos and writer/performer Robbie McCauley to playwrights Daniel Alexander Jones and Carl Hancock Rux, worked with the women of tAP as mentors and teachers. This book brings together never-before-published, must-read materials by these nationally known artists and the transformative writing of tAP participants. A handbook for workshop leaders by Lambda Literary Award–winning writer Sharon Bridgforth, tAP's inaugural anchor artist, offers readers the tools for starting similar projects in their own communities. A full-length script of the 2005 tAP performance is an original documentation of the collaborative, breath-based, body work of the jazz aesthetic in theatre, and provides both a script for use by theatre artists and an invaluable documentation of a major transformative movement in contemporary performance.


Feminist Bookstore News

Author by :
Languange : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 83
Total Download : 304
File Size : 53,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Voices Rising

Author by : G. Winston James
Languange : en
Publisher by : Redbone Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 40
Total Download : 515
File Size : 54,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Cultural Writing. Poetry. Fiction. Essays. African American Studies. Gay and Lesbian Studies. VOICES RISING is a collection of literary works by gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people of African descent. Edited by G. Winston James and fellow members of the Other Countries Collective of New York City, VOICES RISING features some of the best black LGBT writing of the past ten years, including work by Samiya Bashir, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Sharon Bridgforth, Cheryl Clarke, Samuel R. Delany, Alexis De Veaux, R. Erica Doyle, Thomas Glave, Jewelle Gomez, D. Rubin Green, Duriel E. Harris, Imani Henry, Cary Alan Johnson, John Keene, Renita Martin, Bruce Morrow, Jcherry Muhanji, Letta Neely, Robert Penn, Colin Robinson, Shaw Stewart Ruff, Reginald Shepherd, Pamela Sneed, Storme Webber, Tim'm T. West, Marvin K. White, Malik M.L. Williams, Bil Wright and more.