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ERIC Number: EJ899909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
(Re)Membering: Excavating and Performing Uncommon Narratives Found in Archives and Historical Societies
Kemp, Amanda; Parrish, Marilyn McKinley
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n127 p45-56 Fall 2010
Through in-depth research into the lives of African Americans, playwright Dr. Amanda Kemp critically engages the narratives, texts, and stories that are often lost within dominant community and national narratives. The framework for her work is Black feminism and performance theory. Kemp and her drama group, Theatre for Transformation, produce plays that explore the everyday lives and choices of ordinary people, often caught up in larger events. After an introduction to learning in archives, this chapter will unfold in a series of questions and answers in a conversation between the authors, a format that offers an immediacy not possible in more traditional academic writing, and one that mirrors the dialogic approach that Kemp uses with her writing, revision, and performance process. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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