Editorial: Performing Southern Feminisms

Emma Willis, Justine Shih Pearson, Caroline Wake


This issue of Performance Paradigm locates itself within a body of recent scholarship on contemporary feminist performance; see, for example, Gorman, Harris, and Harvey’s issue of Contemporary Theatre Review, “Feminisms Now,” or the recent issue of Australasian Drama Studies on “The Actress in the Twenty-first Century.” We have a particular interest in Southern feminism, taking a cue from Celia Roberts and Raewyn Connell’s special issue of Feminist Theory.


theatre; performance; feminism; Southern feminisms

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