Jenny Kirton is a PhD student based in the Department of English Literature at the University of Sheffield. Her research project, which is funded by the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities, traces themes of burial and resurrection across texts by Suzan-Lori Parks, Marita Bonner, and Toni Morrison. She is particularly interested in creative approaches to historical absences, which endeavour to revise or rewrite the historical record. Jenny is currently working on 'Women in Lockdown,' a project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and led by community archive group: Sheffield Feminist Archive.

Community Building and Articulations of Race and Gender at Georgia Douglas Johnson’s 'Saturday Nighters': African American Theatre and The S Street Salon

This article is adapted from a presentation given at the London Arts and Humanities Partnership postgraduate conference, 21st January 2022 During the Harlem Renaissance period, 1461 S Street, Washington D.C., the home of Georgia Douglas Johnson (1877-1966), represented an important hub of creativity and community for African American women writers. ‘Saturday… Continue reading