Clarissa W. Atkinson

Goodreads Author


Born
The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
November 2014

URL


In an earlier life, I taught and wrote books and articles about medieval history, including "The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Middle Ages" and "Mystic and Pilgrim: The Book and the World of Margery Kempe."

More recently I turned my attention to the 1950s and found Claudia Cumberbatch Jones, the black radical feminist who was deported from the U.S. in the McCarthy years. In London she founded and edited the West Indian Gazette. I published an essay about her in the Women’s Review of Books in 2006: “A Strange and Terrible Sight in Our Country.” In 2008-2009 I was a Fellow at the Charles Warren Center at Harvard University conducting further research on Claudia Jones.

Lately I’ve been thinking about coming of age in the 1950s.

Average rating: 4.05 · 19 ratings · 2 reviews · 4 distinct works
Mystic and Pilgrim: The Boo...

3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Oldest Vocation: Christ...

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Immaculate & Powerful: The ...

by
4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shaping New Vision: Gender ...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1987
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

P.S. “Cut The Noise”

Wildfire smoke from California charges across the country, meeting Gulf hurricanes along the way. (Image credit: Joshua Stevens/ NASA)



In 2017—just three years ago, but it feels like a century—I posted here a lament for the beautiful, vanishing birds of Sanibel Island. I visited Sanibel again last winter, before we knew what 2020 would become. Before “we” knew, that is: in the middle of February, w

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on October 16, 2020 17:40

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Clarissa’s Recent Updates

Clarissa W. Atkinson wrote a new blog post

P.S. “Cut The Noise”

Wildfire smoke from California charges across the country, meeting Gulf hurricanes along the way. (Image credit: Joshua Stevens/ NASA)

In 2017—just thr Read more of this blog post »
Clarissa W. Atkinson is accepting questions on her profile page.
More of Clarissa's books…



No comments have been added yet.