"Gendered Historiographies: Approaches to the Archive, Research, and Writing" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

"Gendered Historiographies: Approaches to the Archive, Research, and Writing"

April 13, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jocelyn Buckner (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Theatre Arts)

Women's Studies Program

In my research on sister acts, a sub-genre of the family performance troupe practice that was wildly popular at the turn of the last century, I interrogate primary archival materials and secondary scholarship to write the histories of previously under-acknowledged female entertainers in U.S. popular entertainment.

This discussion will feature my current book project about sister acts as a case study for how to develop long-term research projects out of initial archival inquiries, examining the archive from a feminist perspective, and creating an intersectional analysis of materials. We will build on this conversation by addressing larger issues and discussion-generated questions surrounding the historiography of gendered topics of interest to participants.

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