A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Austin, Gayle, 1949-
18.35 linear ft. (in
Gayle Austin was coordinator and literacy manager for the Women's Project in New York City before becoming a professor of Communication at Georgia State University. Her scholarly interests included gender and performance, dramaturgy, and interdisciplinary forms of performance. She also authored feminist theory plays. Gayle Austin's papers comprise research and course materials as well as records related to theatrical productions and performances. The materials reflect Austin's career both before and during her time at Georgia State University.
Organization of the Papers
Organized into 5 series:
Series I. Professional Files - GSU
Series II. Course Materials
Series III. Professional Association and Programs
Series IV. Productions
Series V. Research Files
Series VI. Audio/Visual
Series VII. Textiles
Scope and Content of the Papers
The papers are comprised of articles, newspaper and magazine
clippings, memos, correspondence, papers, syllabi and other course materials,
event programs, conference materials, various items associated with research,
and production materials including casting information, publicity, drafts, and
photographs. The materials reflect Austin's career both before and during her
time at Georgia State University.
Biography of Gayle Austin
Gayle Austin was coordinator and literacy manager for the Women's
Project in New York City from 1978 to 1984. As associate professor of
communication at Georgia State University her research interests included
gender and performance, dramaturgy, and interdisciplinary forms of performance.
Her book, Feminist Theories for Dramatic
Criticism, was published in 1990. She has written four feminist theory
plays, "Resisting the Birth Mark" (1990), "The Doll House Show" (1992),
"Mildred & Stella" (1993), and "The Hedda Project" (1996), all of which
have been produced at Georgia State University.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the
Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring
materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog
using these headings.
Austin, Gayle, 1949-
Drama--Study and teaching--United States
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in
departmental policies on reproduction.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any
publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection,
the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical
property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from
this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright
holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must
contain the complete citation to the original.
[item], [folder title], [series title], Gayle Austin Papers, W093,
Women's Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University,
Processed by Monica Brown, 2011.
Related materials in this repository:
Other feminist theater collections include the Sisters of No Mercy
Records (W083) and EstroFest Productions, Inc. Records (W081).
Separated material: During processing, books
were separated and cataloged as part of the Special Collections and Archives book collection. See List of
Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.