Performing Pennsylvania Hall: Aural Appeals in Angelina Grimké’s Abolitionist Discourse
Performance Studies | Speech and Rhetorical Studies
This essay provides an exploration of the role that sound, voice, and space play in creating an environment of oppression, specifically in the context of Angelina Grimké's 1838 Pennsylvania Hall address. Through discussion of an audience-interactive performance of excerpts from the address, and through textual analysis of Grimké's most famous oration, this essay argues that Grimké put into practice a unique genre of persuasive tactic that bridges the rhetorical and the performative: the aural appeal.
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Jackson B. Miller Performing Pennsylvania Hall: Aural Appeals in Angelina Grimké’s Abolitionist Discourse Liminalities, 2007, volume 3, issue 3 http://liminalities.net/3-3/grimke.htm
Miller, Jackson B., "Performing Pennsylvania Hall: Aural Appeals in Angelina Grimké’s Abolitionist Discourse" (2007). Faculty Publications. Published Version. Submission 1.